Meditation & Yoga for Preventing Suicidal Thoughts in Children
- Suicide in children and teens is on rising in India
- Children’s mental health must be taken seriously
- Yoga and meditation are proven to help prevent suicidal thoughts
“Often those who commit suicide ignore the grief they cause their loved ones I think apart from training the mind to handle difficult situations we need to raise holistic awareness to prevent untimely suicides.”
- Anu Aggarwal
Suicide is a serious problem among people suffering from mental health conditions. And it is mainly seen in children and adolescents. According to research, suicide is the second leading cause of death among youth. That’s why teaching children and adolescents how to deal with the problem becomes important. And yoga plays a significant role in suicide prevention.
How Yoga Helps in Preventing Suicidal Thoughts
Mindfulness practices are helpful in reducing suicidal thoughts which can be achieved by yoga. It acts as a therapy for children and adolescents suffering from any mental health condition such as depression, anxiety, eating disorders etc.
Yoga practices such as pranayama are effective meditation techniques that are beneficial for breathing consciousness. When yoga is combined with other mindful activities like healthy eating and outdoor activities, it brings a holistic approach to life throughout life.
Practice Meditation Daily
Meditation calms the mind. Regular sessions of meditation increase focus and clarity. It also increases productivity in life and helps in focusing on the priorities of life.
Self-acceptance can also prevent suicidal thoughts, and start living a more holistic life. Always keep an eye on the children and their negative emotions and help them to reduce their stress like a true guide.
Anu Aggarwal at AnuFunYoga session with kids
The celebrated actress, author, speaker and Yogini, Anu Aggarwal, focuses on maximising potential in people’s lives and increasing happiness and peace. A trained and mastered meditation and an ambassador for UNHCR. He believes that people are very cautious when it comes to mental health. They don’t want to talk about it because they fear society may take their mental health negatively.
With the sole purpose of spreading positivity and love, Anu’s AnuFunYoga brought healing to people’s lives. While so many people have been healed and found positivity in their lives, Anu’s journey doesn’t stop here. Ss she continues to walk with greater reach and bring joy to the lives of those with whom she crosses her path.
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