types of meditation

There are many different categories of meditation, originating from Hinduism, Christianity, and Buddhism. We focus on the following types of practice:

  1. Concentration
  2. Reflective meditation
  3. Mindfulness meditation
  4. Loving kindness meditation

concentration 

In this practice, you train the mind to concentrate and focus on an object or nothingness. This allows you to calm your mind. The different types of techniques that will help you gain concentration include: 

  1. Zen meditation
  2. Transcendental meditation
  3. Om meditation
  4. Samadhi meditation
  5. Chakra meditation

reflective meditation

To practice reflective meditation, you choose a question or topic and focus on it. Your thoughts may wander to other topics, you will be training your mind to come back to the topic in question. There are different types of questions or reflective ideas that you can focus on:

  1. Who am I?
  2. What is my calling?
  3. How can I help others?

mindfulness meditation

Mindfulness meditation is one the most powerful and alternative meditation techniques, which lays emphasis on cultivating a highly receptive mindful attention toward any action or object. There are many different types of techniques including:

  1. Vipassana meditation
  2. Deep breathing meditation
  3. Body scan meditation
  4. Visualization meditation
  5. Mindful breathing
  6. Mindful eating
  7. Sitting meditation
  8. Walking meditation

loving kindness meditation

Heart-centered meditation will help you release all your fears and sadness and bathe in the radiance of loving kindness and compassion. It is also known as the heart chakra meditation. Practicing this meditation over a period of time will help you to heal your heart and that of others.