Heartfulness for Schools
Many of today’s children are facing sensory overload. From an early age, they are exposed to large amounts of entertainment and information. Though technology is often seen as a leisure activity, it can overstimulate our senses, reduce our inter-personal contact and decrease the amount of exercise we do. Many adults are experiencing sensory overload and feeling over-stretched, and our children are no exception. Teachers and parents may not realise how stressed children feel. Play time has diminished and extracurricular activities often fill every spare moment. Children are exposed to live-coverage of negative media and it is not surprising that anxiety-related disorders in children and teenagers are on the rise. Children, especially the younger ones, are not able to identify feelings of stress and anxiety as easily as adults. They may not connect their stomach pains, headaches, restlessness or irritability as symptoms of anxiety.
Heartfulness aims to help children find a safe, quiet and comfortable space within themselves. Heartfulness relaxation and visualisation can be introduced to children at an early age to help them tune into their hearts, develop self-awareness and manage their emotions. The best way to learn relaxation is in a quiet, calm and comfortable environment, away from interruptions.
All teachers and staff are welcome to use the following free audio tracks. Parents and carers will also find them very useful in helping children relax before bedtime.
Children aged 4-7
These exercises are suitable for children aged between 4 and 7.
Primary schools (all ages)
These exercises are simple and easy to do in the classroom, suitable for Primary school children of all ages. The recording can be paused if you want to have longer in silence as you get more used to doing the relaxation.
Heartfulness Relaxation for Primary Schools
These exercises are simple and easy to do in the classroom, suitable for Secondary school children of all ages. The recording can be paused if you want to have longer in silence as you get more used to doing the relaxation.