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Meditation - The Different Meditation Exercises

"Meditation is a continuous flow of perception or thought like the flow of water in a river." Swami Vishnu-Devananda

Life is increasingly becoming emotionally, mentally and physical exhausting. Everybody nowadays seems to be so busy with their work and their life at home that they tend to forget to devote some time to just sit back, relax and unwind. They instead build up stress in them. Too much stress then can cause discomfort on the affected person, from a simple headache to cardiovascular ailments.

That is where the importance of Meditation comes in. Meditation is one of the Five Principles of Yoga. Practicing Meditation Techniques together with the Asanas and Pranayamas can give the one who practices it a number of different benefits such as creating a balance in the functions of both sides of the brain, stimulation of the entire nervous system, improved circulation, and even an improvement of one's memory.

The articles under this section talk about them and a lot more. Take the time to read each article and try to practice them until you can have a grasp of the concepts and are able to apply them to your everyday life.

Yoni Mudra Yoni Mudra
Everyday, our five senses are bombarded with a lot of information. While we need many of them, others are only there to distract us and thus we do not really need. Learn how to put your senses under control with this technique.

Category Concentration Category Concentration
When you are just starting with meditation, you can easily get distracted by a lot of things around you when trying to focus on one thing. This technique teaches you how to narrow down your focus on several things first before getting into the more difficult practice of focusing on only one object.

Simple Meditation Simple Meditation
It can difficult at first to get the hang of Meditation especially if one is not accustomed to sitting still and having a quiet moment focusing on only one object. Don't worry though because this article will help you get started with Meditation with a number of simple exercises.

Walking Meditation Walking Meditation
Walking Meditation is a Meditation technique wherein you focus your mind on each step while walking. It may be difficult for the uninitiated since for most of us, walking is a very normal thing to do so we do not focus too much on it anymore but this article will show you why it is nevertheless worth the effort.

Transcendental Meditation Transcendental Meditation
This Meditation technique is probably the most researched techniques of all. Take the time to read this article and learn more about the technique that has been found to increase intelligence, creativity as well as one that can reduce high blood pressure.

Mindfulness Meditation Mindfulness Meditation
Mindfulness Meditation, otherwise known as Vipassana is a Meditation technique practiced by Buddhists. It involves the practice of becoming deeply aware of the things that you do and the things that happen around you at the very moment. Familiarize yourself with this technique with the help of this article.

Journey Meditation Journey Meditation
This Meditation technique involves visualization for one to achieve a meditative state. This is particularly beneficial to those who are able to visualize things easily. If you are one and you'd like to try this technique out then lose no time in reading this article.

Vibrational Meditation Vibrational Meditation
Vibrational Meditation is a technique wherein the repetition of a particular word or a sound becomes the focal point of the Meditation. For some, making noise helps them focus into achieving the inner silence. Sure, it's a matter of taste so try it out and see for yourself with this article's help.

Movement Meditation Movement Meditation
The Movement Meditation technique is where breathing and gentle flowing movements are combined to achieve the meditative state. By doing so, the person is a able to draw qi from the Earth. Qi is regarded by acupuncturists as an essential life force. Learn about this technique by clicking the icon to your left.

Body Scan Meditation Body Scan Meditation
If you are extremely busy and can find no time to attend formal Yoga classes, then Body Scan Meditation may be just for you. This article will show you more about the type of Meditation technique that is best for those who want to try a more formal type of mindfulness without attending a Tai Chi or Yoga class.

Breath and Navel Meditation Breath and Navel Meditation
This Meditation method is the oldest one in record in China as well as in India. This article will tell you more about the Meditation technique that has been used for centuries and is now usually taught to beginners when it comes to Meditation.

Central Channel Meditation Central Channel Meditation
This ancient Taoist method has been modified by Master Han Yu-Mo at his Sun Yang Tao Centers in Canada and Taiwan. If you are a beginner and wish to take a crash course on a Meditation technique, then the Central Channel technique may be just for you.

Instant Calming Sequence Instant Calming Sequence
If some stressful event event has caught you off-guard and caused you to lose your form, then the Instant Calming Sequence can help you regain it in a matter of six steps. In the fast-paced world of today, this will certainly be helpful so read on and relax.

Microcosmic Orbit Meditation Microcosmic Orbit Meditation
This Taoist Meditation technique is a way of refining, raising and circulating one's internal energy through the orbit formed by the so-called 'Governing Channel'. While the Taoist symbolism can be pretty confusing to understand. Let this article help you understand it better.

Chakra Meditation Chakra Meditation
Many believed that chakra meditation has been the common practice in the East in the earlier years. Discover more about chakra meditation through this article


Everyone of us seek the peace of mind that Meditation brings. The only difference lies in the way each of us aims to achieve it. Think of the old lady who sits knitting by the fire or the boatman who whiles away a summer's afternoon by the river, oblivious of the passing of time. It is when our attention is totally focused on one thing is when the incessant internal chatter stops. Indeed the contentment we feel when our minds are absorbed does not come from the activity itself but from the fact that our worries or problems are forgotten.

If you wish to come into a deeper understanding of meditation, then you can also check out our meditation website at ABC-of-meditation.com. We have numerous articles there that focus solely on meditation, the different aspects connected to it and on how to practice it. We hope that they will be helpful to you.

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Baltar
Friday 4th December 2009 at 10:32:46 PM  

Thanks for the most informative articles.

Guided Meditation
Sunday 25th December 2011 at 9:04:10 AM  

Thank you for the many meditation techniques. I agree that in this busy world most people do not take the time to just relax and silence their mind. But the benefits and feeling from doing this are so great and gives you a sense of peace and balance. I mostly practice chakra meditation, visualization meditation and third eye opening meditation but think the vibration meditation that you write about seems like a very interesting meditation and one that I am definitely going to try.
So thanks again for sharing your knowledge on this fascinating topic!
Love and light
Jessica T.


 
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