What is Meditation?
Meditation is a technique to calm the mind and find inner tranquility. They are many ways and methods that can aid us in our pursuit for inner transformation.
Types of Meditation
Guided meditation – a teacher will guide you through a visualisation or talk you through a method of getting into a relaxed, calm state.
Mindfulness – is to obtain stillness through the focus of the mind. Mindfulness is being 100% present to the task at hand. It is being in the present moment. For instance, you can mindfully be present by eating slowly and tasting each morsel of food, or walking down the street and noticing all the sounds and colours of your surroundings. It’s teaching you to be ‘in the now’.
Chanting – to repeat a phrase known as a “mantras” over and over to keep your mind focused on that one task. The mantra are usually ancient sayings which have been repeated over thousands of years and have picked up their own energy potency.
Point of Focus Meditation – this involves having an object in front of you to look at, such as a lit candle, to give your mind something to concentrate on. The way of the mind is to wander so to give it a task makes it less likely to go off at a tangent.
Breath Focus Meditation – this concentrates on the breath, such that you are aware of your breath coming into and leaving your body.