Meditation is the practice of enabling one to look into their own selves with the help of various methods like chanting, poses or dwelling in silence. Here are different types of meditation techniques to adopt.
The mindfulness meditation technique is a quite simple and effective form of meditation. It is typically performed in the dark combined with silence and focusing on one’s breathing with their eyes closed. Such meditation allows one to recognize and be aware of their current situation and reacting to it positively while remaining calmness. It helps the mind to stay focused by letting emotions and thought pass through without any sort of judgment instead of controlling and avoiding thoughts.
Another straightforward technique of meditation, transcendental meditation is practiced by repeating a personal motivation quote in the form of words, sound, and phrase for a minimum of 20 minutes, twice daily. The principle of this technique is that repeating such words will induce you into a deep state of relaxation, serenity, and balance.
Often times performed under the guidance of a teacher, guided meditation involves the formation and visualization of certain sceneries with the intention of arising mental relaxation.
An ancient form of meditation tracing its roots all the way back to India, vipassana meditation is performed by remaining still and establishing a deep interconnection between the mind and body. Self-observing various sensations of the body can achieve this profound connection between mind and body.
Commonly known as Metta meditation, it involves the individual to close their eyes, take a couple of deep breaths and recite kind and warm phrases or words such as,” Make me happy, make me safe and make me at ease.” When practicing such mantra with others like family and friends, you will be required to swap the word, “me” with “you.” Generally, the end of such meditation calls for a universal recitation of the words,” may all beings all around the world be happy.”
Chakra meditation revolves around the principle that there exist seven chakras or centers of energy depicting the spiritual body. Each chakra is said to be located at different positions of the body, and each describes distinct colors. Chakra meditation involves closing the eyes and visualizing the various chakras within along with its distinct color. Such relaxation process can focus the mind and build a better connection with the body.
Without a doubt one of the best forms of meditation combined with exercise to calm the mind and purify the body is yoga. Yoga involves performing a series of poses with controlled breathing to relax and ease the mind while loosening tension and building flexibility in the body. Practicing yoga helps practitioners to focus more on the moment and achieve peace of mind while gaining a good workout as well.