by gianna brooks
Meditation is a mindfulness exercise where the end goal is to achieve an intensified state of awareness and calmness while individual focus is also heightened. Mindfulness and the act of meditation introduces new growth and connection between your subconscious mind and your body, which allows for yourself to be fully engaged in the present moment. This opens the gateway for a better understanding of your personal thoughts and feelings without the presence of discernment.
Five Most Common Types of Meditation
Mindfulness Meditation: This form of meditation is probably one of the most popular. It is usually used for those who feel the need and want to incorporate mindfulness into their daily lives and want to enhance living in the moment. You can achieve this by being mindful and completely aware of your surroundings.
Movement Meditation: A lot of people may find it to be challenging to sit for a long period of time with a blank mind and instead, find peace through movement. A common form of this meditation is yoga, and even walking.
Spiritual Meditation: This type of meditation is widely used by people who crave spiritual growth and enjoy silence. This is where individuals use the silence to contemplate and form a deeper connection with their universe.
Visualization Meditation: This form can be used as a mood booster and enhance focus. When using this practice, individuals visualize positive images, scenes, and/or figures to bring in feelings of intense relaxation and tranquility.
Mantra Meditation: If you find calmness within repetition, this form of meditation is probably best for you. This is where a word or phrase is constantly repeated over and over, and eventually, you will find attunement with your environment.
There are a significant amount of options for you to choose from if you are interested in meditation, and there is no wrong way to practice it! Even just taking 20 minutes out of your day to dedicate to mindfulness practices reaps an extraordinary amount of benefits for your mental state and self awareness. While it can be hard to incorporate something new into your lifestyle, it doesn’t hurt to set new goals and give it a try, you may be pleasantly surprised!
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