I have a friend who is a a wonderful aunt to the children pictured in these photos. She has been gently teaching them and modeling for them both meditation and yoga. Recently while on a family vacation, they demonstrated how comfortable they are with meditation poses. My friend is not with them on this trip nor are the poses "scripted". These kids just decided to sit (perhaps very briefly) in meditation. The Vedic concept jivanmukti comes to mind. Jivan means life and mukti means liberation. This Vedic concept teaches that full liberation or enlightenment is possible and desirable in one lifetime. These young people have been given a great "jump start" by their aunt and are "little juvanmuktis" in progress.
(photos courtesy L. Sparkman)