Benefits of Meditation

The purpose behind different meditations

Reduced Anxiety

Anxiety can be debilitating in many different ways, but a common thread is the feeling of being out of control. Meditation helps people accept these challenging emotions and learn to soften them. An article entitled Meditation and Emotion Regulation summarized a study that found meditation helped in reducing negative emotions and increasing emotional recovery.

Improved Sleep

Sleep is vitally important for the body and mind, and yet so many people struggle with it.  According to a study done in 2015, participants put in a mindfulness program had significant improvements in sleep quality with a secondary outcome that showed decreases in “sleep-related daytime impairment” such as “depression, anxiety, stress, and fatigue.”

Increased Attention Span

Today we are more stimulated than ever, and this has led to difficulties with focus. Mindfulness acts like a windshield wiper to provide a clearer view on life. It allows people to feel grounded and able to process the overwhelming world around them. It allows for brief but effective resets to improve focus and decrease mental frustration.

Greater Capacity for Kindness

A mindfulness practice builds self-appreciation and develops a healthy relationship with one’s own emotions. With this comes the ability to empathize on a deeper level and to help others cope with suffering or pain. There was a study that was analyzed by Emiliana R. Simon-Thomas that displayed an increase in empathetic actions after the subject’s took an eight week mindfulness meditation class.

Improved Sense of Well-Being

Mindful meditation has been shown to increase satisfaction with life. A study in the Netherlands by Esther I. de Bruin showed that children and adolescents who underwent a mindfulness program showed improvements in “happiness, self-regulation, and quality of life.”  It has the ability to change the brain’s neural pathways in a direction that enriches the human experience.

More Mindful Parenting

An article written by Sarah Wheeler analyzing a study about mindful parenting, states that the benefits of meditation may reach "beyond simply decreasing parenting stress” and can “even [enhance] child brain development.” Mindfulness can help a parent decrease self-judgment and live in the moment.

Better Immunity and Resilience

The preliminary results of studies on the cellular effects of mindfulness meditation indicate potential positive impacts on inflammation, cell-mediated immunity, and biological aging.  In addition to these findings, 80% of medical schools in the United States are currently implementing mindfulness programs to help in compassion burnout, patient wellness, and research programs.


Studies and articles about mindfulness

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Zenimal Kids?

A screen-free device designed to help children, adolescents and adults cultivate mindfulness through 9 guided meditations.

Is Zenimal Kids suitable for children and adults?

Designed with children and adolescents in mind. Our intention is to create an opportunity for parents to take time out of the day to meditate with their children and also give kids control to meditate on their own. New products are in works to cater to all ages.

Is there volume control?

Yes, the Zenimal volume control is on either side of the power button.

What color does Zenimal Kids come in?

The Zenimal Kids comes with a teal shell. We offer four other colors sold separately here.

How do I power Zenimal Kids on and off?

Press and hold power button on the front of the device for 3 seconds to power on/off. A singing bowl sound will play to indicate this function. It will nod off to sleep 5 minutes after the meditation is over to preserve the battery. Check out helpful videos here.


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The 9 Meditation Categories

The purpose behind different meditations

A closer look at the 9 categories

In the same way that your mood, thought patterns, and emotions change from day to day, your daily meditation needs will also change. That’s why every Zenimal offers nine different types of meditations. Think of the nine categories as tools in your toolbox, each with a specific purpose to help bring you to a calmer, more peaceful place.