5 Different Types of Meditation You Should Know!
“The best meditation is effortless. The best meditation is a gentle awareness.”- Maxime Lagacé
In our world where stress often dulled our senses, meditation offers time for relaxation and awareness. Did you know that there are different types of meditation? Many people who are engaged in meditation often do not know this. This blog will aid you in knowing the 5 different types of meditation you should know!
For someone who meditates this blog will help you go from sticking to one type of meditation to exploring the 5 different types of meditation until you find the one that works best for you. Also do not forget that one can only attain utmost meditation through having a meditation space. Fewer distractions and more into self.
Before jumping in, did you know all the yummy benefits of meditation? No? Here’s one just for you. Did you know that through meditation you’ll find happiness, joy, and meaning in your life, not only that! Meditation also increases your imagination and creativity.
Tip 1. Loving-Kindness Meditation
Loving-Kindness Meditation is also known as Metta Meditation. The goal of this meditation is to cultivate and nurture the character of love, care, and kindness towards others more especially towards your enemies and sources of stress. This sounds doubtful but keep in mind that meditation is a process it doesn’t fix everything overnight hence be patient with yourself and take each process one step at a time. While breathing deeply, send a message of loving and kindness to the world, to specific persons, or your loved ones. The key is to repeat the said message a couple of times until you feel and acquire the attitude of loving-kindness.
Tip 2. Body scan or progressive relaxation
Progressive relaxation is sometimes called body scan meditation; it is a meditation that encourages people to examine and study your bodies for areas of tension. The goal of this meditation is to be conscious of the tension in your body and to allow its release. During a progressive relaxation session, the key is to start at one end of your body usually on your feet, and then work it out through the whole body. Also, this meditation helps in promoting generalized feelings of calmness and relaxation. Another benefit of using this meditation is that it slowly and steadily relaxes the body, that is why some people if not all use this form of meditation to help them sleep. Also do not miss to check out on our meditation cushion which will aid you in your meditation.
Tip 3. Mindfulness Meditation
This meditation is a form of meditation that urges you to remain aware and present at the moment. Mindfulness encourages awareness of a person’s existing surroundings. A form of mindfulness meditation is common to many forms of meditation, It has been found out to reduce fixation on negative emotions, improve focus, lessen impulsive emotional reactions, and improve the relationship.
Tip 4. Breath awareness meditation
This type of meditation encourages mindful breathing. Through this meditation, one is encouraged to breathe slowly and deeply and, in the process, focus only on breathing and disregard other thoughts that would enter the mind. The key to this meditation is to focus only on breathing and be aware of ones breathing. One of the many benefits of this meditation is to reduce anxiety, improved concentration, and greater emotional flexibility.
Tip 5. Zen Meditation
Zen meditation is a form of meditation that aims to find a comfortable position, focus on breathing, and mindfully observe one’s thoughts without judgment. This form of meditation is like mindfulness meditation but requires discipline and practice. If you are seeking relaxation and a new spiritual path this meditation is the one for you.
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