Learn More about 3 of the Most Popular Forms of Meditation

Meditation is a practice that has helped millions of people all over the world reduce their stress and anxiety levels and achieve an all-around more balanced and enjoyable life. With that said, there are many different forms of meditation that you can try. What works the best for one person may not necessarily work for you, so there will be some trial and error involved, but once you discover your personal best meditation, the results can be astounding.

Some of the more popular forms of meditation include the following:

  • Guided meditation
  • Mindfulness meditation
  • And walking meditation

Of course, there are many different other forms, but these are some of the most widely practiced.

Guided meditation is my personal favorite form of meditation. If you tend to get distracted easily, this type of meditation may be right up your alley. As you’re practicing it, you will be listening to the soothing voice of the narrator in an audio recording who will guide you to the meditation process. The narrator will strive to conjure relaxing images, such as tranquil forests or running streams, which you will be able to imagine and concentrate on, and as a result, hopefully not get as distracted by incoming thoughts.

Mindfulness meditation strives to help you to learn how to exist in the present moment more. With this form of meditation, you try to concentrate on sensory experiences and not allow the effects of the past or worries about the future to influence your daily functioning or feeling. This would meditation is slightly more challenging, as it can be very difficult to train your brain to exist solely in the present moment. Most of us are largely affected by past decisions and future apprehensions.

As you could probably gather, walking meditation is a more active type of meditation, and you are actually moving as you perform it. You shouldn’t be walking fast, however. You want to walk at a slow and gradual pace while focusing on the way that each step feels and any other sensations that occur in your body.

As I said before, there are numerous different forms of meditation that you can try. And you are going to want to try a variety of them before you settle into practicing one form over the others on a regular basis. You can also feel free to pick and choose different aspects from different meditative forms and combine them to create a type of meditation that is unique to you. Meditation is a highly subjective experience so feel free to get a little creative with it.

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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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