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7 Types Of Meditations

There are many different types of mediations out there. Some meditation needs you to sit silent, some mediation wants movement, some other meditation needs you to chant or listen to the chant.  What is the best one for you?  How to choose the best one for you? Experiment with different styles of meditation finds out which one is suitable for you. Let me share my learnings with you.

1.Loving-Kindness Meditation

Loving Kindness Meditation opens your heart, generates the flow of unconditional love from your heart to yourself, and all other beings. This mediation is beneficial to increase self-love and self-compassion. Studies show that loving-kindness meditation initiates healing from within you and also reduces stress.

Loving Kindness Meditation practice assists you to grow your innate ability to be generous. When you practice this meditation, your focus is inside yourself. Your practice is for your own happiness and peace it is connected with other’s happiness and peace. So, when you practice this mediation others also benefit from your practice because you are interconnected to the outside world.

2.Movement Mediation

Though many people think of yoga when hearing about movement mediation. In addition, Tai chi, Qigong, Dancing, Gardening, and Walking are movement meditations.

It’s for people who don’t want to sit and meditate.

They can keep their attention on their movement. Walking meditation helps you to build your stamina and get exposure to nature. 

 

3.Visualization Mediation  

What is exactly happening in visualization meditation?

Visualization and mediation combine together to form visualization mediation. And mediation is a mental exercise, that you do by keeping your attention on your breath or any fixed objects, to increase your focus, concentration, and calmness. However, in visualization meditation, you can choose one area of your life, and during meditation imagine the very best that could happen in great detail. This process keeps you motivated to achieve your goals.

4.Breathing Meditation

You keep your full attention on your breath and if your mind wanders, you gently bring it back to your breath. Your focus accompanies your breath when it goes in and out of your nostrils. And also, you notice a natural sensation in your body.

When your focus is on your breath, you don’t want to fight with your thoughts and feelings. You are more willing to acknowledge and let it go. This is a very simple yet powerful tool. You get inner peace and calmness through consistent daily practice of breathing meditation.

5.Body Scan Meditation

If you cannot identify your physical and emotional discomforts, it is a sign, you are fully caught up in stress and tension. 

Here, body Scan mediation comes into the picture, it’s a good way to get rid of your stress and tension that you are unfamiliar with.

In body scan meditation you mentally scan each part of your body and notice sensations that you feel. This is a good way to know your body and its discomforts.

Research says this meditation is useful in stress reduction and lowering tiredness. Daily practice of this meditation is help in many ways.

Body scan meditation aligns your mind and body and your mind is more aware of your body. It helps you to take better care of yourself. 

6.Mindfulness Meditation

You do several things at the same time. You mentally plan what you want to cook for dinner while taking out your dog for a walk. Maybe, you plan your week while cleaning your house. In your busy world, you rush to finish everything, and you lose connection with the present moment.  Practicing mindfulness helps you to get connected to the present moment.

Combining mindfulness with meditation creates mindfulness meditation. Regular practice of mindfulness meditation is a good way to slow down your mind and keep you focus on the present moment.

7.Transcendental Meditation

When you practice TM, you sit in a comfortable position with your eyes closed and chanting the mantra. A mantra is a word or sounds, you utter in meditation (for example ‘Om’). Here, Mantra is your focal point. TM is a focused meditation, and the practitioner keeps his attention on the chanting of the mantra. Some of the alleged benefits are increased creativity, happiness, and focus. It is easy to learn and enjoy.

Are you ready to begin meditation practice? Do you need any assistance?

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