Which Form of Meditation is Right For You?

Last Update: February 23, 2015

This blog post is dedicated to various forms of meditation and how anyone can perform this simple, yet powerful tool and connect with themselves and everything around them.

Have you ever thought about meditating? You most likely heard of the benefits and some forms of meditation. I will be discussing some forms of meditation and they're primary benefits of them. I am hoping that those who take the time to read this will actually try to implement this habit into your daily lives as I have. Let's get started.

There are many forms of meditation out there to fit anyone needs from increasing concentration to being a relaxed individual. The key, in my opinion, is to find the right form(s) of meditation to practice based on what you really want to focus on. I have personally been meditating for some weeks now I can say it has changed my dramatically in the short amount of time I have been practicing.

The Various Forms of Concentration Meditation

These types of meditation are believed to be the building foundation of all types of meditation. These types include the following: Zen Meditation, Transcendental Meditation, Om Meditation, "Shine" or Samadhi Meditation, and Chakra Meditation. Concentration is the foundation for meditation. The concept is to increase focus on either a single object or nothingness to cut out distractions. In doing so, one can obtain a higher sense of awareness and a calmer mind.

Reflective Meditation

Reflective meditation is all about disciplined thinking. The individual meditates on a question about the how, who, why and what perspectives of themselves. Such as saying:

Who am I?

What is my higher calling or purpose?

How can I help others from various forms of negativity?

Why I am experiencing this or that on my journey?

It is analytical thinking about yourself, your surroundings, your experiences, and to sum it all up; your journey or path. This form of meditation seems to come naturally after a person has enough experience with one of the concentration techniques. It also noted that a person should do this technique only after you have built a strong foundation in one of the concentration techniques.

Mindfulness Meditation

Mindfulness mediation is an unique set. It is believed to be one of the most powerful and alternative way of traditional meditation. These include the following techniques: Vipassana Meditation, Deep Breathing Meditation, Body Scan Meditation, Visualization Meditation, Mindful Breathing Technique, Mindful Eating Technique, Sitting Meditation, and Movement Meditation. The core of this type of meditation is for the individual to focus on the present moment or "The Now" as some would call it. Also like other forms of meditation, it has other benefits such as relieving pain, depression, and anxiety to name a few.

These are just a couple of meditation techniques that I am aware of at this moment. They're are plenty more to find to suit your needs. I am only a beginner so my knowledge of the art is very limited to those who practices or studies meditation in depth. If your wondering how and where to start there's a plethora of information out there. Hopefully I shined a little light or pointed you into a good direction about meditation. As I continue to grow and practice various forms of meditation, my knowledge and experience will come into play. Then down the road I can explain more about each of the techniques that I use.

Thank you for taking the time out of your busy day to read this. I am hoping that YOU, the reader, can get something out of this like I have from blogging and studying it.

P.S. You are an Awesomeindividual so keep doing "You" and keep striving for your Success and Bring out the best in others!

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Very insightful post here.
AndreBurt Premium
Thank you my dear friend. I hoped that you got something from this post as I have.Most grateful for the response
danbarth87 Premium
Thanks for encouraging us!
Well done on this post, man.
AndreBurt Premium
Thanks for the positive feedback. I learned alot while from experiencing and studying about it.
AlanG Premium
Great post Andre. I really need to make some time and meditate. How often do you do it?
AndreBurt Premium
Hey Alan, good question. I meditate almost everyday for 20-35mins at the moment. Getting into was pretty tough but once you dedicate some time you will gradually increase the amount the time. I plan on meditating for about 20mins in the morning and at night. I tend to do it at night to get release any leftover stress plus I obtain deeper REM sleep as well.
AlanG Premium
I'll will meditate tonight before I go to bed and let you know how I got on tomorrow.
AndreBurt Premium
Great to hear! From experience I will say these two thing that hopefully that will help you out like it did me.

#1.Do not have any expectations, just relax and focus on either breathing calmly or focus on a word when you become distracted. When I first did it, I focused on the noise RUM

#2 The first couple of minutes your mind will be loud and obnoxious. It will flood with thoughts at first but after that I believe you should experience ,the silence of your mind from time to time.

Wish you success