Types of Meditation: Which one is for you?
It is the practice of observing one’s emotion without passing judgment allowing you to attain a level of calm or peacefulness. The practice of meditation has been around for decades. However, not everyone takes this serious. More often than not, many would associate this practice to monks or yogis. Some might even associate it with hypnosis and mind control.
It’s all in the mind and meditation can help your mind especially when you are feeling overwhelmed. There are different types of meditation and each type is carried out differently. If you want to reap the benefits of meditation it is highly recommended that you practice the one that suits your needs.
If you are a beginner, then using the technical term for these types of meditation might confuse even more. So, let us stick to the basic and common terminologies.
- Reflection – This is a very common practice and in fact, you might have done this once or twice. The best time to practice this type of meditation is at the end of the day. Reflection allows you to think back on the events that transpired previously and gauge, without judgment, your reaction to it.
- Prayer – Praying is not limited to reciting prayers that you’ve memorized. It is not only about raising your concerns to the Almighty. Prayer as a form of meditation is when you sit in silence and allowing the Almighty to reach out to you.
- Contemplation – This type is closely related to reflection, but is entirely different. To contemplate is to pick apart something. It can be an event. It can be an emotion. It can be a reaction. Most of the time, contemplation is tied with self-reflection where you pick apart all aspects of your being.
Other types are:
- Guided Meditation
- Loving Kindness
- Chakra Meditation
You can stick to one type or you can try and mix it up. Meditation is all about you and up to you.