Make yoga and meditation a part of Indian school curriculum

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Due to strong competition in India the students are facing depression and anxiety more than any other country which leads to indecisiveness and anger in kids which ultimately leads to unhealthy minds and body. 

As per a recent research in neuroscience, education and psychology teaching meditation in schools will bring positive effects on students academic skills, social skills and overall well being.

Mindfulness meditation is an age old practice and the scientific innovation into the effects of mindfulness meditation education is just a beginning.

The brains of young people are substantially more responsive to being changed through experience – a phenomenon known as neuroplasticity – than an adult’s brain. This suggests the long-term effects of meditation are likely to be much more beneficial in school students than adults.

There is a strong case for implementing meditation in schools. This can be done in a number of ways. First, meditation training can become a core part of teacher education so that all teachers are skilled in the use of mediation as part of their teaching toolkit.

Second, schools can bring in evidence-based meditation curricula such as those that have been developed in Australia (Smiling Minds; Meditationcapsules), India (The Alice Project), the UK (Mindfulness in Schools Project), and the US (InnerKids, Mindful Schools, MindUp, Learning to Breath).

Third, schools can introduce “mindful” moments into the broader school culture by starting school assemblies with a brief mindful practice, by having quiet sections of the school (such as certain school hallways designated as quiet zones) and by providing meditation spaces for staff and students in areas such as the library, well-being rooms and sections of gardens in the schoolyard.

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