By Janice Killey
Meditation has been known to be an excellent medium for releasing negative energy from an individual’s mind and body.
It has been used since the ancient times, and many famous personalities have resorted to meditation in helping them accomplish daily tasks.
Many people associate meditation with monks sitting on mountain tops, behind a giant Buddha statue, while holding magical amulets.
However, today, meditation is being practiced by various cultures and societies all over the globe. It is dubbed as one of the best stress relievers available—proven by both science and ancient arts.
Start your journey with a calmer mind with these different types of meditation:
Types of meditation:
- It is a guided form of meditation performed with multiple participants, facilitated by a skilled practitioner who uses sound, visualization and/or both.
- This is a simple technique wherein you would silently repeat a personally assigned mantra—which may be a simple word, a short phrase or to speak or listen to a particular sound, done in a specific way.
- It is a form of medication where an individual mentally repeats a mantra to block off all noise and busy activities of the world.
- It is a form of meditation which would involve an in-depth focus on the present situation while focusing on natural breathing and presence of your surroundings.
- This is a form of meditation consist of bodily movements, spiritual conditioning, and mental strengthening through focus which originated in India.
- A type of meditation which originated in ancient China; it is a martial arts practice expressed in slow and graceful movement and controlled breathing which focuses on the flow of Qi.
- This type of meditation literary translates as “Life’s Energy.” It is a comprehensive system of coordinated body movements and posture, breathing, and meditation.
Meditation is an act of calming an individual’s mind and focusing his or her attention on a single matter. Anyone can use meditation to help boost their life’s balance and quality.
Here are some of the useful ways how meditation can help calm you throughout your life.
How Mediation Can Help To Calm You
Meditation can clear out unnecessary information that an individual may have taken from regular day to day activities—which typically contributes to stress build up in their mind.
- It calms your brain’s activities, helping you to focus on tasks at hand and perform duties faster and better
- It serves as a form of ‘box’ where you can disregard negativity safely, transforming that space into a place where more useful and helpful ideas can be stored.
- Meditating shifts your brain, transforming how your body reacts to different levels stress.
- This helps you neglect anxiety, depression, and stress disorder.
Usually, meditation applies to persons who have emotional disorders by helping reduce their urge to feel depressed either from heartbreak or a loss of a loved one.
- Meditation breaks misdemeanor by assisting you to refrain away from emotions associated with actions or scenarios that trigger feelings of anger or fury.
- Meditation provides you with a transparent state of mind which in return gives you a clear concept on how to react with a particular emotion.
- It calms you and gives you the power to overcome anything that triggers your feelings, to tip off the scale.
Meditating strengthens your body as a form of exercise. Like Tai Chi and Qigong, movements and breathing are refined to a point where you can perform them with a notion of how to calmly and gracefully perform tasks.
- It also helps strengthen your body by controlling the production of the stress which in return, allows you to perform better.
- Meditation also improves athletic performances by honing your ability to stay focused on a specific goal, slows your respiration for longer and deeper breaths and provides a better quality of sleep.
Find your center
People define their meditative states in a many different ways. The only thing that any individual needs to do is, focus on whatever positive things will give them a feeling of calmness. Always imagine yourself happy, healthy, and relaxed, and it will eventually become a reality for you!
Janice has a wealth of experience and training. She holds a Diploma in Education, Bachelor of Arts (Psychology), Master of Arts (Counselling), Diploma of Clinical Hypnotherapy (ASH) and is a Registered Psychologist at Psychologists Southern Sydney. She’s also a member of the Australian Psychological Society.