Meditation is an ancient tradition that has been practiced by many cultures all over the world to calm one’s mind and finding awareness. Meditation is more about consciousness and achieving peace and is less about faith. It is becoming popular day by day as our lives are becoming more stressful and busier.
Meditation does not only provide temporary stress relief but a permanent one. You just need to practice it regularly. Today, we are going to tell you about the 5 best types of meditation. Remember there is no “perfect” or “right” meditation, you can explore these different types and find one which works for you best.
This is one of the most popular techniques in the west and is liked by many. In this type of meditation, you have to pay attention to your thoughts as they come into your mind. You just simply observe the thoughts and don’t judge them. This also urges the practitioners to remain present and aware of the moment. This mindful meditation improves memory, focus and reduces negative emotions.
Breathe Awareness Meditation
This type of meditation encourages mindful breathing. You have to breathe slowly and deeply while focusing on the breaths. The aim is to focus only on breathing and ignore everything around you and even the thoughts that enter your mind. You can also count breaths if you are not able to focus properly. It reduces anxiety, negative thoughts, and emotions and improves concentration.
The other name of Loving-Kindness Meditation is Metta meditation. The goal is to encourage a loving and kind attitude towards everyone even with your enemies. This can be practiced by closing your eyes and opening your mind to receive love and kindness. After receiving love and kindness, it is time to send it to your loved ones. This mindful meditation helps to reduce depression, anxiety, anger, resentment, conflicts, and frustrations.
Visualization meditation enhances the feelings of peace, calmness, and relaxation by visualizing positive images or scenes. You can also visualize your childhood memories, happy memories and can even imagine yourself achieving goals. This type of meditation boosts up the mood, promotes peace, and reduces stress and anxiety.
Body Scan Meditation
Body Scan Meditation is also known as progressive relaxation. In this meditation, you have to scan your whole body for areas of tension. You have to tense and relax a muscle group at a time and then move to another muscle group. This meditation relieves stress, promotes relaxation, and releases tension.
If any of these meditations makes you feel comfortable and you feel encouraged to practice it, then this is your type of meditation. Practice it every day and have a healthy and happy mind.
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