3 Types of Meditation That Are Appropriate for Everyone

There is a wide variety of types of meditation that can be chosen. Each type has its own unique procedures and will provide a number of benefits to the practitioner. The main thing to remember is that success comes through practice and patience. Too many people tend to rush into meditation without first preparing themselves. To be successful with any type of meditation, you should make it into a regular part of your schedule and life. Some of the more popular meditation specialties include the following…

3 Types of meditation that are appropriate for everyone

Simple Meditation:

This is one of the most basic types of meditation, useful for both beginners as well as more advanced folks. The idea is to find a nice restful and peaceful place where you can devote just 10 to 20 minutes of being in silence.

Begin by relaxing yourself and establishing a condition of ease within both your body and mind. Take a few deep breaths if you find this helpful and then turn your attention inward. Focus on your breathing, which should be done through your diaphragm. The goal is to remove yourself from the external world and just focus on the calm and stillness present within.

Walking Meditation:

This type of meditation is more difficult to practice, but can be an excellent way to improve your technique. Basically, you will be focusing your mind while walking. The main external point of focus should be your feet.

The major difference with walking meditation is that your eyes are kept open. You will be focusing on the experience of walking, which can be a nice change of pace. You must remain aware of your surroundings while doing this form of meditation. Additionally, many people even find it easier to achieve self awareness with this form than any other.

Mindfulness Meditation:

This is also known as Vipassana. It is one of the types of meditation which is practiced by Buddhists. The ultimate goal of this form is to become aware of the things you do and that happen around you at every moment.

To begin practicing this type of meditation, find a quiet and comfortable place and start by focusing on your breathing. Note and watch every thought that comes to you. Do not judge, suppress, or ignore them; rather simply note them and focus on using your breathing as an anchor. As you continue to practice this, you will find yourself naturally becoming calmer and more aware in all aspects of your life.

Each of these types of meditation will work for a wide range of people. They are very appropriate for both beginners as well as those of you who are already practicing meditation. Since everyone is different, it is obvious that you may be more attracted to one of the types than the others. Meditation is a way to achieve a number of tremendous benefits, ranging from improved health, better relaxation, less stress, and more awareness of self and surroundings. If any of these benefits interest you, then simply pick one of the types and get started today!

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Rachel, the owner of Your Best Meditation.com, is a traveler, marketer, and lover of adventure. She started meditating a few years ago, while living in Brazil, and has REALLY enjoyed the benefits of meditation since then. With regular meditation, Rachel reports feeling more calm, at peace, relaxed… and having a greater sense of “knowing”. That being said, she doesn’t always remember to meditate… … and is working on practicing more often. She finds that guided meditations help a lot, though. It can be really difficult to get still yourself, so having someone point you in the direction you want to take is priceless. When not meditating, Rachel has several other passions. Her interests range from reading, traveling, belly dancing, psychology, yoga, Toastmasters, and everything in between.

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  1. dennis says:

    Mindfulness meditation is my favorite. Try it…just sayin’ ;)

  2. katie monroe says:

    I’ve been meaning to try walking meditation. It sounds like I’d be able to do it just about anywhere, which is very appealing to someone like me who is very busy most of the time and doesn’t often get a chance to sit down.

  3. Rachel Rofe says:

    Absolutely. I hope you get to try it out soon, Katie. I don’t practice walking meditation all that often myself, but I do definitely enjoy it from time to time.

  4. susan b says:

    I prefer mindfulness meditation!

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