Best Meditation Methods

Meditation is a practice that has been proven to have many mental, physical and spiritual health benefits. Additionally, resources for learning and practicing meditation are readily available at affordable price points. Despite these facts, many people are reluctant to try meditation because they feel overwhelmed by beginning or they may have misconceptions about what it entails. The truth is that there are many different types of meditation methods and it is likely that one or more of them can offer benefits to you. Begin by reading about some of the various methods below to consider which one may help you on your journey to holistic health.

Guided Meditation

This method is interchangeably, and perhaps more accurately, referred to as "Guided Visualization." This is one of the meditation methods with the greatest flexibility in the specifics of how it is practiced. There is room for variability in setting, posture, and the number of participants.

The general idea is that someone is narrating a scene for you to focus all of your attention on creating. As long as the voice is calming, the narrator can be a recording or an instructor. Most importantly, the narration should be descriptive enough for you to easily visualize. This is a helpful technique for many people because it requires little preparation while allowing the mind to be completely distracted from the busy thoughts of day-to-day life.

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Transcendental Meditation

Transcendental meditation is far more specific in both how it is practiced and the goals associated. Ultimately, the goal of this variation of meditation is to achieve a state of enlightenment. This includes the long-term experience of inner peace, as well as being hard to excite even when there is an overwhelming number of things occurring. There are several benefits to reaching those goals. These benefits include reduced blood pressure, reduced anxiety, and better control over your emotions which can lead to clearer decision-making. The general process includes assuming the lotus position, internally reciting a mantra, and getting rid of all negative forces.

Mindfulness

Mindfulness meditation has been around for centuries and recent research has shown it to have promising benefits. The process includes sitting with your eyes closed and legs crossed. Then you simply focus on your own breathing. As you do so, you will naturally have thoughts wander. When a thought comes to your mind, you are supposed to acknowledge that it is there and continue breathing. In this way, you learn to accept the present as it is and disregard the past and future. 

Now that you know about some meditation methods, you don't need to wait to begin receiving their benefits. It is more affordable and more attainable than you realize. Seven Serenity has many yoga and meditation specials. In fact, you can walk into any of our classes for just $9! While you're there, don't forget to look into our cafe and tea collection. We would love to help you reach your health goals. Call (385) 203-0777 today to set up an appointment.