6 best meditation practices to relax and calm your mind

By SSPDaily editionJan 30, 2024 17:23 PMLife
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Meditation is a rather broad concept, and to make it effective, you should choose the style that best suits your spirit and state of mind. If it doesn't work out on the first try, don't despair, keep looking and experimenting.

In this regard, The South African website advises, "Explore different styles of meditation until you find the one that helps you find inner peace." Here are 6 of the most popular techniques to start with.

Mindfulness meditation

The most popular style of meditation. It involves concentrating on the breath or an object. This type of meditation is usually performed while sitting, but you can also lie down. Try not to move and focus on your breath. Don't worry if your mind starts to wander, it's completely normal. Just return to your breath.

Scanning meditation

This method means concentrating on different parts of the body and the sensations that arise.

This meditation technique can be used at the end of the day for general relaxation. It is best to do it lying down, but you can also do it sitting down, depending on your preference. Try to find a quiet place to make the experience more relaxing.

Sound meditation

Do you like music? "Bath" meditation is an incredibly beautiful practice that focuses on vibrations. To create such sounds, crystal (metal) "singing" bowls, gongs, bells, and other spiritual instruments are used.

Meditation in a "sound bath" can be done lying down or sitting. It is best to use headphones, but remember that the volume should be moderate.

Mantras

This practice focuses on repeating a word or phrase. You can do it silently or out loud to calm your mind. Mantras can be anything of your choice. You can use a spiritual or religious phrase, affirmation, or quote that brings you comfort.

If you have difficulty focusing, a mantra can help because you will be focused on repeating a word or phrase rather than your breathing. This type of meditation is also great for those seeking a deeper practice.

Visualization meditation

This popular type of meditation allows you to unleash your creativity and is good for those who find it difficult to focus on the breath. It will help you get in a positive frame of mind as you focus on mental images that bring you peace and joy.

Meditation while walking

It turns out that you can meditate on the go! Walking meditation is a form of mindfulness that helps you find calm and clarity of mind while staying active. It can be done outdoors or indoors, depending on your preference.

Meditation combined with walking is a great technique for those who are looking for variety, and active action helps to focus on the present moment.

If you have found the right meditation style for you here, start practicing and benefit from regular practice.

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