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All meditation of different types, history, and backgrounds have different techniques that accompany them, below you will find a list of meditation techniques such as focus points, achievements, breathing and proper postures.
Buddhist Meditation– Technique focuses on the teaches of the Buddha which are the The four Noble truths
1. Suffering is inevitable
2. Suffering originates from desire of life its self.
3. Transcendence of suffering is achievable through “Rooting Out”
4. Nirvana is freedom found in following the eightfold truths
Eightfold Noble Path;
1. Right Seeing
2. Right Resolve
3. Right Speech
4. Right Conduct
5. Right Liveihood
6. Right Effort
7. Right Mindfulness
8. Right Meditation
The Sutras are the sacred texts used to the practice of all the schools of Buddhism. Buddha also taught the technique of the middle-way which is a place of non-duality and where you will find the path to enlightenment.
Mindful Meditation Technique-uses the thoughts of your mind and of your present moment as meditation; by putting your attention on each thought and then allowing the thought to drift away, thus allowing room for the new thought to enter. This meditation technique expands the present moment allowing an inner calm and peace to naturally take place in your spirit.
Zen Meditation Technique harnesses the power of focus and contemplation over unanswerable questions. A recommended text is the Course in Miracles in this course you will find many ways to expand you contemplation mind.
Yoga Meditation Technique– uses your focused attention on yoga poses and your breath as a meditation. There are 1000’s of yoga postures each one with different ways to expand your energy and transcend your awareness. If you are struggling with a sitting meditation than try do some simple yoga postures and focus your thoughts on each pose and how breath moves in and out of your body.
Christian Meditation Technique-This type of meditation uses the focus on the energy of gods pure love. You can uses scriptures from the bible and Jesus teachings as your focal point for meditation.
Kabbal Meditation Technique-
Transcendental Meditation Technique– A phrase or a thought is followed from the conscious mind to the deeper levels of the mind until you reach the point of the thoughts creation the “subtle realms”. Once you reach the subtle realm of the thought, it is transcended into the transcendental realm of being.
Tibetan Buddhism Meditation Technique- focuses attention on the universal love and kindness of God and practicing compassion. Using compassion is as easy as paying attention to your thoughts; whenever a judgment arises in your mind of someone or something remind yourself to have compassion, let go of the judgment thought, and replace it with pure compassion. In a sitting meditation, relax the mind and body, and then focus on Gods pure universal love. Fill yourself with this love, and then bring your attention to someone or some place that might need it. Once you have your attention on the situation let go and allow this universal love to transcend into the place where it is needed the most.
Tantric Meditation or Vajrayana meditation Technique- uses energy to open the charkas and the Kundalini. It is best to practice is to start meditating on each charka and working with the energy of the Kundalini to allow yourself to fully engage in a Trantric or Vajrayana meditation.
[hcshort id=”6″]Chant as a Meditation Technique- his is a very power way to connect in a meditation; it uses the sound of your voice to transcend thoughts and energy into the vibration of sound.
Islamic Meditation Technique- requires you to sit in the direction facing Mecca and recite the “La ilaha ilia Allah” quietly or out aloud. This meditation technique is deeply rooted in the Muslim religion and faith.
Sufi Meditation Technique- does not require a Sufi Master to practice it, but this type of meditation is normally practice with a teacher to help you transition into enlightenment. The teacher or master will tell you a story for you to contemplate on in your meditations and after careful reflection and engaging your right brain thinking, awareness is open and enlightenment is brought forth into your present being.
Full Moon Meditation- requires a time-period centered around a full moon where you sit and focus your attention on raising your vibrational energy and the vibrational energy of the world. It is recommended; to practice using meditations that raise your own vibration in a regular meditation practice, this will aid you in harnessing the moons energy when the full moon approaches.
Reiki Meditation Technique- is a vehicle to heal pain, emotional, physical, mental and spiritual. There are many classes offered to become a Reiki practitioner, it is recommended to do some research to find the best class for you, as there are many classes out there.
Walking meditation Technique- is a great way to break away from a sitting meditation and get in touch with your body. A walking meditation creates balance throughout the body and helps ground the self. You can start just by walking very slowly and focusing your mind on the placement of your foot as it touches the ground.
Object Meditation Technique- is used in most meditations. When choosing an object for your meditations think about what you want to achieve in your meditation. Is your meditation about relaxing your mind and body if so choose a relaxing object such as music, or watching the waves of the ocean sway in and out. If you meditation is about finding your life’s purpose than choose a phrase or mantra that helps you open your awareness up allowing a deeper understanding of yourself to come through. If your meditation is about expanding, your relationship with God than choose an object, prayer or phrase that can open that connection.
Moment meditation Technique- is a fun and gentle way to meditate and moment meditation is a great meditation for children. Find some meditation music and just allow your mind to let go has you focus your attention on the music while allowing your body to slowly move to the flow of music.
Guided Meditation Technique- is one of the best and easiest ways to meditate. A guided meditation provides a focus intention and then guides you through it. There are 1000’s of guided meditations for you to try, some of them are totally free while others only cost between $10 and $20 dollars a good investment to help you attain awareness or heal.
Charka Meditation Technique- involves focusing on the charkas within your body. There are seven main charka’s; starting from the base of your sit bones is the Root charka, below your belly button is the Sacral charka, next is the Solar Plexus charka, then your heart charka located in the center of your chest, in the center of you throat is the throat charka, the sixth charka is located at the forhead and the last major charka is the crown charka located at the top of your head. Each charka holds different elements that you can meditate on to enhance and expand your abilities.
Meditation has been around for thousands of years the earliest form of meditation formulated from prayer. Throughout history meditation is found in most religion practices which is great news for anyone and everyone wanting to start a meditation practice, you do not need to change what you believe, just find a meditation practice that suits your needs.
There are hundreds of meditation types for you to choose from. Meditation has over 100’s of benefits and possibly even more than that. There is a meditation technique that is right for you.
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