This type of meditation is for those who regularly participate in prayer, as it’s based on communicating with God. Just like the other styles, you must become calm and quiet and then begin to focus on a question or problem you might have. This style of meditation can feel not only relaxing, but after it you feel very rewarded yourself.
If the idea of clearing your mind of all thoughts stresses you out, focused meditation is great because you can focus on a sound, object, mantra,( are words that are chanted loudly during meditation), or thought. The key here is to just focus on one of these things and stay committed to that one thought or object. You may want to use some relaxation music to help you meditate. Despite the fact that during that meditation type you are using your mind, you’ll be amazed at how rejuvenated you feel afterwards.
Movement meditation can be extremely uplifting and relaxing at the same time. Sitting with your eyes closed, simply focus on your breath and try out different gentle, repetitive flowing movements. Rather than focus on a sound, object, or thought, just turn your attention to your movement.
Reflective Meditation Technique
The practice of reflective or analytical meditation is like disciplined thinking: choosing a theme, question, or topic of contemplation we focus our reflection, or analysis, upon it. When our attention wanders to other thoughts, we return to our chosen topic
Traditionally, reflective meditation is employed to gain insight into the meaning of life, death, interrelationships, and social conscience, or to come to a conclusive insight regarding some key idea in science, philosophy, or scripture. Following our analysis through, we arrive at a conclusion. This, in turn, gives rise to a strong sense of faith or conviction.
This is the most debated and researched one among the meditation types. This meditation type helps in increasing intelligence and creativity. In this technique, you need not to master difficult breathing techniques or some special postures. You just need to concentrate by sitting in a relaxed posture or even on a chair. Eventually, with practice you will get what you need out of that meditation be it an answer to a question that is bothering you or a clearer vision regarding something or even just relaxing your busy mind.
Breath and Navel Meditation
It is the oldest one recorded in China as well as in India and one of the most famous among other meditation types. It involves control over breath through different breathing techniques. You need to sit in a relaxed posture and concentrate on your breath, nostrils, or even on your abdomen.
This meditation type involves repetition of a particular word or a sound that becomes the focal point of the meditation. The vibrations that are produced from the word or sound pass through your body. You have to do concentrate on nothing else, but to chant that word or produce the sound again and again. It is one of the most different among various meditation types. In yoga, the mantra “Om” is regularly used since it delivers a deep vibration that makes it easy for the mind to concentrate on that particular sound.
Benefits of Meditation:
While you may not feel flashes of insight when practicing meditation, its effects will become apparent to you later, when you may notice that you responded to a crisis with more calmness, or failed to get “triggered” in a situation that would normally disturb you.
The real miracle of meditation is a subtle transformation that happens not only in your mind and your emotions but also in your body. And, this transformation is a healing one. We say that “Even your cells are more joyful.”
“Today I relax my mind and my body. I am safe.
I am centered, calm and balanced. I declare peace and harmony within me and around me.
The deep, intimate connection I am searching for is within me. I am all that I am looking for.
I am love. All is well.”, the great Louise Hay!