The ideal time to take the first steps of this mental training is in childhood. Besides helping children to calm and concentrate their minds, Anapana helps them to understand themselves better and gives them an insight into the workings of their own mind. They develop an inner strength which helps them to choose between right and wrong actions, and gain mastery over their own minds. Anapana provides them with a tool to deal with the fears, anxieties and pressures during childhood and adolescence. Because of its simplicity, children find the technique easy to understand and practice.