Meditation is popularized as a yogic practicing technique for centuries. It is a mental exercise involving calming of thoughts and attention. In short, creating a vacuum of thoughts in your head. It is one of the five principles of yoga. The practice begins with constant observation of mind and thoughts. It requires a person to focus his mind at one point and stilling, in order to perceive the self. Usually when a person begins the practice of meditation, he/she finds it aggravating the thought process; sometimes even increases the anxiety within. The practioner should not lose hope. Yes, that aggravation is the beginning to a successful endeavour.Acheiving the alpha state can help decrease anxiety, depression and other psychological or emotional problems. Meditation process is good to induce relaxation purpose.
You would be amazed when you learn how many different types of meditation practices we know and understand. There are many more practices which we have not yet deciphered and is achieved only by very few and they are called siddhar and yogi. When one reaches such a state of mind they would not care about anything in this universe and they are always in oneness with the ultimatum.
So now for us to get amazed, types of meditation practice-
- Transcendental Meditation: Turning the attention inward towards the subtler levels of thoughts, until the individual transcends the experience and arrives at the source of the thought!!
- Vipassana Meditation: To see things as they really are in their true perspective; in their true nature.
- Yogic Meditation: Just sitting peacefully without thoughts and reciting “Ah-Hum” or “Om” which generates a vibrant field around and activates your channel.
- Vibrant Meditation: For few releasing sound and noise helps release stress. The word you select does not necessarily have to be a spiritual one. Let the sound vibrate through your body. Let your muscles move as you chant. Doing so promotes the meditative state of relaxation that feels like a natural high.
- Mantra Meditation: A word or phrase repeated over and over as a means of achieving focus and concentration for deep meditation.
- Walking Meditation: This brings your attention to the actual experience of walking as you are walking. Focusing on the sensations in your feet and legs, feeling your whole body moving. You also integrate awareness of breathing with the experience.
- Body scan Meditation: Lying on your back with all parts relaxed (At Savasana State), take several deep breaths. As you begin to feel comfortable directing your attention towards any specific sport or part of your body.
- Breath ad navel Meditation: It is an oldest method taught to exhale audibly through the mouth in order to expel stale breath from lungs. Then sit still and breathe naturally. Instead of focusing movement in nostril, focus your attention on the crown of your head where the beam energy flows in.
- Microcosmic Orbit Meditation: MOM fills the reservoirs of the governing and conception channels with energy which is then distributed to all the major organ energy meridians thereby energizing the internal organs.
- Central Channel Meditation: Simple or effective way for beginners to rapidly develop a tangible awareness of internal energy and familiarity with the major power points through which energy is circulated and exchanged with the surrounding sources of heaven and earth.
The longer an individual practices meditation, greater the likelihood that his or her goals and efforts will shift towards personal and spiritual growth. Many individuals who practice have confirmed that they are drawn more and more into the realm of spirituality. It is never late to begin an extraordinary journey.
In our next blog, I’ll share meditation experiences of real people practicing it every day.
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