If you think things like \”reading\” and \”writing\” are a little too stressful for your young kids, then Madison may have the answer for you.Â Apparently a new method called the \”security, survival and self-esteem\” system of child meditation has taken hold in Madison-area schools.
Channel 15 reports (video included):
Jinendra Kothari has been teaching meditation for the past 35 years.Â During his classes he would overhear teachers talking about the problems they faced in the classroom.
He set out to design a new type of meditation specifically for kids.Â After years of research he developed a system that addresses the issues that all children face: security, survival and self-esteem.
\”A lot of these exercises are designed to bring symmetry to their body,\” said Jinendra. \”Most people see 3S as a simple exercise, but it is not, it is much more beyond it. That\’s why I call it beyond Yoga.\”
The 3S-Smart Learning System was created to help kids control their emotions, while increasing their overall physical and mental fitness.
After all, it is all about your child and how they feel about themselves.Â So when they finally move on to middle school, they will feel good about their inability to read, write, or deal with criticism.
Actually, studies show that there are benefits to physical activity and motion programs in classrooms, as described in this paper by WPRI\’s Sammis White.Â However, those activities deal more with movement and activity, and less with how to channel the spirit of theÂ Dalai Lama.