Meditation is a technique of exploring yourself. To know more about you, who you are? Aim of your this life? And many more questions that wander in our mind. Purpose of meditation is to attain knowledge about you and eventually gain peace. With the regular practise of meditation one can control the mind and thoughts. It gives transparency to you about your emotions, relations, anxiety and sorrows.
There are many forms of meditation from different origins. Various techniques have evolved from Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Christianity and Jainism. Let’s talk about some of its types that one can practise daily and avail the luxury of peaceful life.
Mindfulness meditation is a technique from Buddhist vipassana meditation. It is practised by sitting in a cross legged position on a cushion with closed eyes and back straight. As the name suggest this technique focuses on mindfulness or awareness of thoughts, actions and emotions. You can start with short session of 10 minutes by focussing on your breathe. When the thoughts come, watch in and out of breathe. With regular practice, it becomes easy to keep the mind focused on breathing.
This is the most easy and quick technique of meditation to remove stress and can be practised anywhere. You can unite it with aromatherapy and music to get relaxation. The basic aim is to get maximum amount of fresh air. The more amount of oxygen you inhale, your tension and anxiety levels decrease.
To practise deep breathe meditation sit in a position with straight back. Place your one hand on your stomach and other hand on your chest. When you breathe in from nose your hand on stomach must rise, and other hand on chest should move little. Exhale from mouth pushing out maximum air you can such that your abdomen muscles contract. Your hand on stomach should move in with the muscles movement along with exhale and your hand on chest should move little again. Continue with the practise and count slowly when you exhale.
This is something different than other meditation techniques that are practised in sitting postures. It creates awareness in you about of your feet while walking and connection of body and earth.
Try practising in a peaceful place where your mind is not distracted. Walk at least seven steps in a straight line and then take a turn in another direction. Start with the right foot and pick up only one foot at a time. While walking just concentrate on your movement and try to create a connection between your foot and the earth.
You can also go for guided meditation classes before starting up with the meditation at home. This will set up your routine. Meditating every day at the same time (preferably early morning) will give better results. Along with the healthy food and meditation techniques you can follow some spiritual books to adopt a good lifestyle.