Practical Meditation BPR
- Everyday Practical Meditation - Lessons & Takeaways
- Quick Start - Getting Started with Meditation 101
- WHY: Purposes of Mediation
- Types of meditation for Brain Health & Practice
- Visualizations Meditation
- Mindfulness meditation
- Holistic Life - Oils, Massage, Incense, Aromas
- Calming = Buddhist - Most Popular in West - Relieve Anxiety, Better Sleep
- Focused meditation - Improve your Concentration
- Movement meditation
- Mantra meditation - a Practice not just Spiritual
- Spiritual meditation
- Transcendental meditation
Everyday Practical Meditation - Lessons & Takeaways
Quick Start - Getting Started with Meditation 101
WHY: Purposes of Mediation
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Types of meditation for Brain Health & Practice
Holistic Life - Oils, Massage, Incense, Aromas
Essential oils Essential oils are commonly used to heighten the spiritual experience. Popular options include: frankincense myrrh sage cedar sandalwood palo santo
Calming = Buddhist - Most Popular in West - Relieve Anxiety, Better Sleep
Mindfulness meditation originates from Buddhist teachings and is the most popular meditation technique in the West. In mindfulness meditation, you pay attention to your thoughts as they pass through your mind. You don’t judge the thoughts or become involved with them. You simply observe and take note of any patterns. This practice combines concentration with awareness. You may find it helpful to focus on an object or your breath while you observe any bodily sensations, thoughts, or feelings. This type of meditation is good for people who don’t have a teacher to guide them, as it can be easily practiced alone.
Focused meditation - Improve your Concentration
Focused meditation involves concentration using any of the five senses. For example, you can focus on something internal, like your breath, or you can bring in external influences to help focus your attention. Try counting mala beads, listening to a gong, or staring at a candle flame. This practice may be simple in theory, but it can be difficult for beginners to hold their focus for longer than a few minutes at first. If your mind does wander, it’s important to come back to the practice and refocus.
Although most people think of yoga when they hear movement meditation, this practice may include walking through the woods, gardening, qigong, and other gentle forms of motion. It’s an active form of meditation where the movement guides you. Movement meditation is good for people who find peace in action and prefer to let their minds wander.
Mantra meditation - a Practice not just Spiritual
Mantra meditation is prominent in many teachings, including Hindu and Buddhist traditions. This type of meditation uses a repetitive sound to clear the mind. It can be a word, phrase, or sound, such as the popular “Om.”
It doesn’t matter if your mantra is spoken loudly or quietly. After chanting the mantra for some time, you will be more alert and in tune with your environment. This allows you to experience deeper levels of awareness.
Some people enjoy mantra meditation because they find it easier to focus on a word than on their breath. This is also a good practice for people who don’t like silence and enjoy repetition.
Spiritual meditation is used in Eastern religions, such as Hinduism and Daoism, and in Christian faith. It’s similar to prayer in that you reflect on the silence around you and seek a deeper connection with your God or Universe. Spiritual meditation can be practiced at home or in a place of worship. This practice is beneficial for those who thrive in silence and seek spiritual growth.
Transcendental meditation is the most popular type of meditation around the world, and it’s the most scientifically studied. This practice is more customizable than mantra meditation, using a mantra or series of words that are specific to each practitioner.
This practice is for those who like structure and are serious about maintaining a meditation practice.