Meditation In its Different Forms

Meditation can be viewed as a variety of ways of being in a relaxed state. The practise of meditation increases awareness and attention. The main goal of meditation is to achieve inner peace. There is a spectrum of techniques that can help you relax and be more mindful of every moment. As you read along with this article you will learn about the different types of meditation.

Different types of meditation:


This type of meditation requires you to create mental images of situations and places that you find relaxing to the mind. Painting these mental images can be through hearing the voice of an instructor. This form of meditation can be enhanced by using different senses such as sound, texture, and smell.

Mantra meditation

Silently repeating a calming or positive affirmation. Saying the mantra serves as a kind of mental protection against unwelcome distractions or emotions.


This practice requires some breathing exercises and different types of postures in order to be more flexible and calm. The trick or benefit here is that it helps you switch off and focus on the moment of yoga. The different postures require you to concentrate and work on your balance.

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Qi gong (CHEE – gung)

This practice is derived from Chinese medicine hence the name. It is a combination of physical movement, relaxation, meditation and some breathing exercises. The main goal of this form of meditation is to maintain and restore balance.

Tai chi (TIE-CHEE)

In this type of meditation, you are required to practice deep breathing while you perform self-paced movements slowly. It is also known as gentle Chinese martial arts.

Mindfulness meditation

This type of meditation is based on being mindful of having an increased awareness and acceptance of living in the present moment.

In mindfulness meditation, you broaden your conscious awareness. You focus on what you experience during meditation, such as the flow of your breath. You can observe your thoughts and emotions, but let them pass without judgment.

Mystic Meditation

This kind of meditation sounds quite straightforward because it is more of a natural technique. You silently repeat a mantra, sound, or phrase in a specific way. Easy as it may sound it allows your body to settle into the deepest form of rest. Your mind will then be at peace without needing to use concentration or effort. I am yet to try this form of meditation I suspect it is harder than it actually sounds.

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