Meditation benefits are abundant and are proven to be helpful with a range of modern-day health challenges like chronic pain, stress, high blood pressure, cravings and addiction, spiritual awakenings, and many more.
Eight effective medication styles include Mindful Meditation, Loving-Kindness Meditation, Charakakra Meditation, Mantra Meditation, Movement Meditation, Vipassana Meditation, and Self-Enquiry Meditation.
Is the process of being fully present with your thoughts.
Have to be present and observe any thoughts or emotions that you may feel at the time, but make sure they pass without judgement.
Improve your mood
Reduce tobacco cravings
Improve your pain response
Control high blood pressure
Improve heart health
Many different podcasts and self-guided meditation apps can help guide you through your Mindful Meditation session if you prefer this option.
Podcast/ Meditating Apps:
Loving -Kindness Meditation:
Is the practice of directing well-wishes towards others by reciting specific words or phrases to evoke warm-hearted feelings.
Is typically practised while sitting in a comfortable seated position.
After a period of directing this loving-kindness towards yourself, you may begin to direct it towards a family member or a friend who has helped you.
Decreases stress and anxiety
Reduces physical pain
Enhances social connections
There is thought to be seven chakras in the world.
Each Charaka is located at a different part of the body and has a corresponding colour.
Chakra Meditation is made up of relaxation techniques focused on bringing balance and well-being to the chakras.
Techniques include visually picturing each chakra on the body in its corresponding colours.
People may choose light incense or use crystals, colour coded for each charka to help them during the meditation.
To develop incredible willpower
The ability to transform a negative into a positive
More remarkable ability to heal yourself
Increase in self-worth
Become more initiative
Mantra Meditation is prominent in Hindu and Buddhist traditions.
This meditation uses a repetitive sound to clear the mind.
It can be a word, phrase, or sound, such as the famous “OM”.
After chanting the mantra for some time, you will be more alert and in tune with your environment.
This allows you to experience more profound levels of awareness.
Some people enjoy mantra meditation because they find it easier to focus on a word than on their breath.
This is also good practice for people who do not like silence and enjoy repetition.
Movement Meditation includes walking through the woods, gardening, swimming, walking along the beach, and any other gentle forms of motion.
Movement meditation is suitable for people who find peace in action and prefer to let their minds wander.
Gets your blood circulating
Can easily be added to your everyday routine
Allows you to remember that Earth sustains us and helps us develop gratitude towards it
While you are doing your Movement Meditation, you can:
Listen to audiobooks
Listen to music
Listen to a guided meditation class
Practice your breathing exercises
Progressive Relaxation Meditation:
The Progressive Relaxation Meditation style, also known as body scan, is aimed at reducing tension in the body and promoting relaxation.
Involves slowly tightening and relaxing one muscle group at a time throughout the whole body.
Focus attention first on the forehead, jaw, neck and shoulders, arms and hands, legs and feet.
Encourages you to reimage a gentle wave through your body to help reduce any tension.
Is often used to relieve stress and unwind before bed.
Anxiety and stress relief
Reduce pain levels in chronic pain patients
Reduce cravings when trying to quit smoking
You practice being the watcher.
The watcher is a non-judgemental person who is open and aware of their thoughts, sensations, and feelings that come and go through consciousness.
Often placing this awareness on your breathing.
Quiet your mind
Discipline the mind and improve your concentration
Improve your physical health
Self Enquiry Meditation can help you leave a state of constant anxiety about who you are, what you should be doing, or what lies ahead.
Offers mindfulness-based stress reduction by shifting your attention to the very fact you exist and allowing your focus to rest right there in the present moment.