Types of meditation
Meditation is an effective way to achieve a relaxed state of being. There are many types of meditation which share the same goal of achieving inner peace.
There are ways to meditate:
- Guided meditation. Sometimes it is called guided visualization or imagery because with this type of meditation, you will form mental images of situations or places that you find relaxing.
You should try to use as many senses as possible, for example, sounds, smells, sights, and textures. You should be led through this process by a teacher or guide.
- Mantra meditation. In mantra meditation, you silently repeat a calming word, phrase, or thought to prevent distracting thoughts.
- Mindfulness meditation. This means being mindful or having an increased acceptance and awareness of living in the present moment.
In this type of meditation, you will broaden your conscious awareness, focusing on what you experience during practicing meditation, like the flow of your breath. You can also observe your emotions and thoughts, but let them pass away without judgment.
- Qi gong. This type of meditation combines meditation, relaxation, breathing exercises, and physical movement to maintain and restore Qi gong (CHEE-gung) is a type of traditional Chinese medicine.
- Tai chi. This is a type of gentle Chinese martial arts. You perform a self-paced series of movements or postures in a slow and graceful manner while deeply
- Transcendental Meditation. This is a simple and natural meditation In this type, you repeat silently a personally assigned mantra, for example, a word, phrase, or sound in a specific way.
Transcendental Meditation may allow you to settle your body into a state of profound relaxation and achieve your mind a state of inner peace, without using concentration or effort.
- You perform controlled breathing exercises and a series of postures to promote a calm mind and a more flexible body. Moving through poses which require concentration and balance make you focus more on the moment and less on your busy day.