Which Meditation is For You?
Updated: Mar 22, 2021
Since there are many different meditation techniques, narrowing down how they serve you may be a solution to making a decision as to which practice may be beneficial to adopt into your lifestyle. Everyone is different with their individual needs, some people may need a form of yoga that requires physical movement as meditative practice, others need stillness. Each individual is unique in their wholeness needs. The following five meditation techniques may provide some options for beginners.
Designed to lengthen your ability to hold attention on a particular point.
Props may be used to help you hold focus, such as a candle flame.
Another option is to focus on your natural breath with your eyes closed.
Timing your sessions will assist with monitoring your success, as you can increase your session time as your ability to focus is lengthened.
Designed to evolve the awareness of thought form, as thought enters the mind, along with developing awareness of sensory input through focussed attention of the five senses of touch, smell, sight, sound, and taste.
This is an excellent meditation for people who have experienced trauma, and need assistance with learning to be present through grounding exercise. Learning to re-integrate the spirit with the body is a necessary stage in healing from trauma. This meditation supports harmonious coexistence, and peaceful surrender involving acceptance of life circumstance.
Mindfulness practice is active, and can be used while enjoying a walk in the park. Meditation is used to slow the mind, but also assists with creating new neural pathways. When we train our minds to focus on sensory input after years of disregarding what is happening in our bodies, our brain makes new adjustments based on this new focused attention.
For every thought we have there is a physiological change in the body. The mind is active during this meditation, as mantras, or chants are frequently used. This type of meditation is great for conjuring up healing, as sound creates vibration. Intention is used to direct healing to any area of the body.
This meditation uses more forceful breath work to stimulate energy centres. This is a great way to clear chakra centres, and reduce stimulant intake. This can also be used as a release for stuck emotion, like grief, anger, or anxiety. This can be combined with yogic pose, or movements.
This meditation assists with reflecting upon our relationships to others. In a world with so many social difficulties, this meditation can embrace all difficulties with others by engaging in cultivating an intention of peace, compassion, acceptance, and forgiveness towards others, within our minds eye, regardless of the circumstances that we are faced with. Our minds "eye," is our point of power, or intention. Thoughts are things, or rather, thoughts are frequencies. We have the power to change our reality in our futuristic, and inner-dimensional existence, with the intentions of our minds, that precede actions. What we believe we can conceive.
Based on personal need, these five meditative techniques each serve a purpose beginning with Focus Mediation that assists with healing a scattered mind through repetitive implementation of focusing attention. Mindfulness practice, and meditation changes brain pathways through the development of sensory experience. Contemplation meditation is excellent for self-healing, Energizing Meditation releases trapped emotion, and Compassion Meditation develops our sense of personal power. All these techniques are excellent ways to develop a spiritual practice unique to individual personal needs. Find your place of Peace. Be love, light and freedom.