There are many types of mediation, just as there are many reasons to meditate. Let me explain…
Have you heard of any of these?
- Mindfulness meditation – of which there are many variants, and my NEW book (out soon) will give you the best one.
- Concentration meditation – is single-pointed-focus and there are numerous things you can put your focus on.
- Meditating on the breath – can emphasise either mindful awareness or single-pointed-focus using the breath as your focal point.
- Visualisation meditation – uses your imagination to impact your body, mind and emotions. Visualisations abound on Youtube – some good, some OK, and some not.
- Movement meditation – utilises mindful awareness and focused attention – eg: Yoga and Tai Chi can be practised in this way.
The above are covered within my up-coming book (and courses) but there are others:
- Mantra – uses sound and rhythm (or focusing on the vibrations in the body) to get you into single-pointed-focus.
- TM (Transcendental Meditation) utilises a mantra.
There are lots of systems which use the common components of meditation in various ways to help people make changes – some of them become almost a religion for their devotees.
Well, with all these TYPES of meditation practice, it cannot possibly be one thing. I know most teachers say, “This is how you meditate” then show you their favourite way of engaging with meditation. I do the same, just with a footnote about other types – but it is evident there are many ways to meditate. Not to be confused with “Any way you think you could be meditating is meditation“. NO! I explain exactly what meditation is in my FREE course – where you discover the 3 DNA components of all meditation, without which it is NOT meditation.
I hope you enjoyed busting this myth. The FREE course will further your understanding. If you already meditate, feel free to share it. The next post is about a similar myth – about meditation being ONE state…
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