Meditation & Benifits

Meditation is the habitual process of training your mind to focus and redirect your thoughts. The popularity of meditation is increasing as more people discover its many health benefits. You can use it to increase awareness of yourself and your surroundings. Many people think of it as a way to reduce stress and develop concentration.

People also use the practice to develop other beneficial habits and feelings, such as a positive mood and outlook, self-discipline, healthy sleep patterns, and even increased pain tolerance.

Types of meditation:

1. Mantra meditation

2. Spritual Meditation

3. Vipasana Mediation

4. Chakra Meditation

1. Mantra meditation

The term “mantra,” which comes from the Sanskrit language, means sacred sound. Mantra can also be split up into its root Sanskrit words “man,” which means mind, and “tra,” which means to deliver or release. Therefore, mantras can act as a tool to ease the mind and release worrisome thoughts. 

Mantra meditation is a technique that involves using mantras to relax the mind and help it focus. Studies have shown that meditation produces a relaxation response.
Many religions, such as Hinduism and Buddhism, attribute spiritual powers to mantras. However, mantra usage is not restricted by religion or language. Some examples of mantras include:

The Sanskrit chant of Om, Om Shanti, or So Ham

Hindu chants such as the Gayatri mantra

Christian chants like Hail Mary or Ave Maria

Buddhist chants like Om Mani Padme Hum

Generic secular affirmations in English or your native language, such as peace or love

Personalized affirmations in English or your native language.

2. Spritual Meditation

Spiritual meditation is an experience that takes you to the depths of who you are. You, as your real self, stripped of all the perceptions you had about yourself until that point in your life. In the process, you experience joy and peace. A feeling of love and light warms up your being.
Spiritual meditation makes you realize the eternal truth and let go of all that had happened and will happen. The present is where you want to be and find solace in. The need to practice spiritual meditation comes from an innate longing to see and think beyond the chaotic world surrounded by you.

Some use it for stress and relaxation, others use it to clear their minds, and some use it to awaken and deepen their connection to something greater than themselves. What is spiritual meditation?

Traditions worldwide employ spiritual meditation as a way to connect to the divine.

3. Vipasana Mediation

Vipassana is a way of self-transformation through self-observation. It focuses on the deep interconnection between mind and body, which can be experienced directly by disciplined attention to the physical sensations that form the life of the body, and that continuously interconnect and condition the life of the mind.
Vipassana is an ancient mindfulness meditation technique. It involves observing your thoughts and emotions as they are, without judging or dwelling on them. Though more studies are needed, research to date has found that Vipassana can reduce stress and anxiety, which may have benefits for substance use.

4. Chakra meditaton

Chakra meditation is when you focus on one of your energy centers to unblock it, restore balance, or address specific associated issues. You can do it on your own or take part in guided chakra meditations.
Chakras are thought to provide subtle energy that helps your organs, mind, and intellect work at their best level. Chakras and spiritual energy have not been thoroughly examined in medical studies, but they may help you think about your own mind and body like any religious belief.

The seven chakras are

The root chakra: located at the base of the spine

Sacral chakra: located at the pelvis

Solar plexus chakra: located at the belly button 

Heart chakra: located at the center of the chest

Throat chakra: located at the base of the throat

Brow chakra: located on the forehead, between the eyes

Crown chakra: located at the top of the head

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