Types of Meditation
What type of Meditation Will you Try Next?
There are Several Types of Meditation so why not mix up your meditation practise with a variety of approaches. Whether you need to focus on yourself or give yourself a break from your mind, check out the below for fresh ideas.
The breath, feelings, a particular idea or philosophy, thoughts. Memory (gratitude)
Increases self-awareness, trains the mind to think positively, help to broaden mind out to other perspectives and possibilities, allows mind to be listened to and let emotions out of system appropriately without a negative outcome.
The outer body, the 5 senses, watching, observing, counting
Uplifting by taking focus away from the self, more realistic and objective view of the world, offers a break from emotional thinking, exercises other parts of brain to bring a sense of peace and balance. Teaches us to enjoy the little things by noticing the little things.
Candle, breath. Good to train the mind when overwhelmed. Depending on internal/external focus also has the benefits of the above.
The 5 senses, observing a moving object e.g. a dance, a fight, a song. Keeps the mind busy when easily distracted or a strong pull to thought/emotion.
Using your imagination for relaxation or internal understanding. Encourages brain to release feel good chemicals by linking into subconscious feel-good triggers. Peace, fun and escapism.
Following the instructions of someone else to use your imagination. As above but can be used as a tool to get to know yourself better and find answers and solutions from the subconscious/higher self with less/no interference from the conscious mind.
Stephanie Clarkson is a holistic therapist, reiki healer, hypnotherapist and meditation teacher living and working in Thame Oxfordshire and Online.
She also runs the Ambient Collection, on online retailer of healing gifts www.etsy.com/shop/ambientbodyandmind