Written By Sheryl Wright / Reviewed By Ray Spotts
The best way to calm your nerves is by meditating. But what is meditation? Meditation is the practice of clearing one’s mind for some time. You can do this through various techniques, all done in silence.
1. Mantra Meditation
Mantra meditation is the easiest method to do. Of course, it’s not as simple as just taking a breath and sitting down and meditating.
It would help if you chanted a mantra until you feel a sense of peace flowing towards you while simultaneously relieving your emotions. The main aim of Mantra meditation is to control your thoughts and bring them under control instead of letting them be free.
2. Guided Meditation
This is the most commonly used type of meditation, and it can be done with an additional audio-guided meditation production. With this concept, you can either use the music or use your music to relax.
It provides many benefits, like reducing stress, anxiety, and depression and restoring energy levels. But you would need to seek assistance from someone experienced in this topic.
This involves sitting down with your back straight while breathing normally. It could be with a mantra or by breathing in a controlled manner. It’s mostly used among those who want to reduce stress and anxiety, strengthen their focus abilities and develop mindfulness.
Also, this kind of meditation helps those who have a busy lifestyle and want to live a more relaxed life. If you want to try this form of meditation, you can go ahead and do it, but please make sure you are doing it in the right way so that you won’t harm yourself.
4. Walking Meditation
You could choose to do meditate while walking or jogging. Do this by walking slowly and steadily, with your eyes closed and mind focused.
The purpose of doing this is to help you keep track of your breathing, which is also known as monitoring your breath. You could start fairly slowly and gradually increase the pace to get the best effects.
5. Thai Meditation
This meditation involves sitting on a cushion with your torso and upper legs exposed. You will then place your left arm on the left knee, with the palm facing up, and place the right palm under your cheek.
Next, let your head drop down so that you can feel the weight of your head pressing down on the right hand. Then, close your eyes and breathe slowly while counting every breath you take. Don’t forget to also listen closely to the sounds around you.
6. Iyengar Yoga Meditation
This is the most common type of meditation. It involves using props like a chair or a pillow and could be performed on the floor or a bed. First, you will sit in the posture with your legs folded under and your hands resting in your lap. Then, spread your fingers and place your palms on either side of your head about chin-width apart with elbows parallel to arm's length.
7. Vedic Meditation
Vedic Meditation is a Hindu technique that involves finding sustained happiness and inner bliss through wisdom known as the Veda. Traditionally, you should be seated in a cross-legged position by holding the knees with both feet placed on the floor. Then, you will place your hands on your knees.
This position is held while breathing slowly and focusing on your breath. However, the most important focus is not on the position of the body but rather on your state of mind, repeating mantras that bring you to a quieter state of consciousness
8. Qigong Meditation
This involves performing Qigong exercises during meditation. As you do so, you need to be mindful of your breathing. Otherwise, it won't be as effective if you don’t breathe properly during meditation.
You could perform a Qigong form consisting of certain movements and standing postures while meditating on a seated position. It would be best not to move beyond the prescribed limits because doing so will distract you from performing the meditation properly.
9. Breathing Meditation
This is a form of meditation done while lying down on the floor, with your back straight and your head tilted slightly backward. You will count the number of breaths you take, even though you lie still.
As you count, while breathing normally step by step, you need to observe your breath as it passes through your nostrils. This is to help you improve in meditation and boost energy levels.
In conclusion, meditation is very important. It allows you to have a good time here on earth and gives you the ability to deal with stressful situations in your life. Just make sure that you won’t harm yourself while doing it, and always keep in mind the purpose of meditation.
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Sheryl Wright is a freelance writer who specializes in digital marketing, inclusive business, and interior design. If she is not at home reading, she is at a farmers market or climbing in the Rockies. She currently lives in Nashville, TN, with her cat, Saturn.
Founder Ray Spotts has a passion for all things natural and has made a life study of nature as it relates to health and well-being. Ray became a forerunner bringing products to market that are extraordinarily effective and free from potentially harmful chemicals and additives. For this reason Ray formed Trusted Health Products, a company you can trust for clean, effective, and healthy products. Ray is an organic gardener, likes fishing, hiking, and teaching and mentoring people to start new businesses. You can get his book for free, “How To Succeed In Business Based On God’s Word,” at www.rayspotts.com.
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