Sunday, January 11, 2015

Different Meditation Practice and how it will Benefit you

There are many different meditation techniques, each one with it’s own purpose and benefit.  Meditative practices have existed for centuries in the east and it’s only in the last few years that western society started to practice meditation. And meditation is the fastest growing spiritual practice in the Western world as people are realizing and experiencing the power of meditation.

Beside a practice for spiritual growth or a way to enlightenment, people also use meditation to find relief from Anxiety and Stress, Depression, Drug and Alcohol addiction, Pain relief to name only a few. Meditation is a tool to utilize to strongest power of all, the Power of the Mind.

The different types of meditation practices can be classified under five categories:

Concentration Meditation

Concentration is at the heart of all the types of meditation practices. In order for us to gain the fruits of meditation, you need to train the mind to concentrate and focus on clearing your mind from all worries, anxieties and all distractions. This allows your mind to be calm and awaken beyond thought elaboration and even beyond your sense of self. Once you achieve this state of mind, you can use it for your own wellness and for the wellness of others.

Reflective Meditation

By practicing Reflective meditation is, you choose a question, theme, or topic and focus your analysis or reflection upon it in order to gain clarity on questions like:  Who am I, What is the true purpose of my life, What is my role in this universe, How can I help remove the sufferings of others and all other questions you have about life. This is one of the most important types of meditation and will have a calming effect on your mind. It stimulates transformative power and provides you with great conviction and strength to change the course of your life.

Mindfulness Meditation

Mindfulness meditation is one the most powerful and alternative meditation techniques, which lays emphasis on cultivating a highly receptive mindful attention, it helps you to learn to pay attention. Mindfulness meditation helps for pain relief and release us from anxiety and depression.

Heart-Centered Meditation

Heart-centered meditation will help you release all your fears and sadness and bathe in the radiance of loving kindness and compassion. This meditation technique opens our heart chakra and removes any negative energy that exists in you and will fill your whole being with love and compassion. Practicing heart-centered meditation will release the 
11 Virtues of The Way in you and make you feel complete.

Creative Meditation or Visualization

A different type of meditation technique, this form of meditation will enable you to consciously cultivate as well as strengthen different qualities of your mind. It focuses on strengthening qualities, such as appreciation, joy, compassion, patience, empathy, love, gratitude, compassion, humility, fearlessness, and tenderness, among others.

In my next posts I’ll discuss and explain each meditation technique in detail.