Breath-Focus Meditation

In this kind of meditation, we need to focus on the breath. This is the very simple and basic that one can follow anywhere whether at home or in the workplace. This becomes basis for other types of Meditation.

For Breath-Focus Meditation sit in a comfortable place and simply by closing your eyes focus on the Inhalation and Exhalation of your breath. This will help in relaxing and calm down your body. This will benefit by not only providing oxygen to the whole body system but also reducing the stress levels and increasing the overall immunity system.

Mantra Meditation

This is also known as Japa Meditation. In this kind of meditation, the meditator repeats a word or a phrase for the whole period. All of the spiritual paths have some version of mantra. Thus by repeating a mantra, our bodies will resonate with the words and the vibration of that mantra. Thus continuously focusing on that mantra will increase our vibration frequency to match the frequency of the mantra and heal our body.

For example, Hinduism has the Gayatri mantra, Buddhism Om Mani Padme Hum etc.

Many of the spiritual traditions say that the universe began with a word, or sound from God. Om (also written as Aum or Ohm) is an ancient mantra and mystical sound of Hindu origin (India and Nepal), which is considered sacred and significant in various religions like Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism and Jainism. Hindus believe that all the divine and other creation form of consciousness originated from the vibration manifesting as sound “OM”. This has been now proved, as NASA has recorded the sound of ‘Om’ from Sun.

Metta (Loving-kindness) Meditation

This is a meditation of loving kindness, care, concern, tenderness, friendship like feeling of warmth for oneself and others. Irrespective of the boundaries, the relations and worthiness, the meditation focuses on filling ourselves and others with unconditional love which encompasses friendliness, compassion, and equanimity.

In Metta Meditation, we meditate on the feeling of pure unconditional love. We start sending love to ourselves, and then send out this unconditional love to others including our closed ones and rest of society. This feeling of loving kindness is then extended towards all beings in this planet and across the universe.This meditation fills us with complete peace and contentment. It helps in releasing any mental blockage or numbness, self-judgment, self-hatred, resentment or regret and in turn fills it with love, compassion and forgiveness.

Prayer that can be used during Meditation

  • May I be happy, healthy and strong
  • May I be able to live in this world happily, peacefully, joyfully, with ease
  • May I be safe and protected
  • May I be free of physical, mental and emotional pain, suffering or distress
  • May I be free from inner and outer harm and danger
  • May all beings in existence be safe, happy, healthy, live joyously

Visualization Meditation

Visualization is one of the most popular and potent forms of meditation. This kind of meditation requires the meditator to be actively involved in the process.

Visualization works on theory that everything is first created in a thought, and then it is manifested at the physical level. Thus when meditator starts visualization, the changes that are created in the body are real. Thus the outer world also starts changing when our inner world shifts.

This technique is one of the most powerful tools for personal change. By giving your brain a goal to achieve and fulfilling it in meditation, will make your brain believe that it is possible. Practicing on regular basis will manifest the desire that we want in life.

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