How to meditate | Types of meditation

How to meditate and the many types of meditation

Anyone can meditate, any where and in almost any position. No need to be a yogi, just need some space

How to meditate? Have a quick read of what is meditation and the many benefits, after reading you can continue here to find out about the many types of meditation and how to meditate.

Types of meditation methods, techniques (the five main types)

There are many types of meditation with some of the main methods described in detail on our site (see sidebar).

It’s commonly considered that meditation falls into 5 types.

  1. Concentration Meditation Techniques
  2. Mindfulness Meditation Techniques
  3. Reflective Meditation Techniques
  4. Creative Meditation Techniques and
  5. Heart-Centered Meditation Techniques

They fall into the following categories (not in any order)

  • Closed eyes (sitting still – no movement, eyes closed like we sleep, focused at some point)
    • Breath control
    • Chakra meditation (focus on one chakra at a time, or just pick one such as the highest one[third-eye or crown])
    • Third-eye meditation
    • Kundalini
    • Guided, listening to audio
    • Chanting a mantra with the mind (possible with tongue for a short while to help with concentration)
    • Visualization (focusing on a topic)
    • Reflective (thinking about a subject, problem or solution)
  • Open eyes (full attention focused at some point to stop mind chit-chat)
    • Focus on a candle
    • Chanting the lords name or a mantra
    • Breath control
    • Trance (looking at something hypnotic)
    • Deep concentration on a task which involves little or no mind activity

How to meditate

Now we have both good and bad news, it is where our experience and sense of responsibility comes into play. In our opinion Meditation is vital yet we cannot teach you because we know that one needs a teacher capable of helping on the inner journey to ensure total safety. Some methods can be learnt from books or even searching the net. But it would be irresponsible of us to show you.  There should be an experienced person who has meditated before, next to you, to explain the process and answer your questions.

If you wish to meditate then please research (including looking at some of the methods explained on our site) to find a path that appeals to you, then seek the master or at least a qualified teacher of that method in your city. We cannot teach our method unless the master approves, but it’s better for you to find what suits you than be told by us. We just provide options, you must decide and you must find what you have most affinity with. We are here to help in the decision process if needed, or later when you start having unfamiliar experiences.

Actually, all the information needed to make the right decision has been provided on our site already, starting with (spirituality 101)