In this section we will discuss What is Meditation, Types of Meditation, Meditation Methods and Meditation Benefits. Before going to what is meditation we first know what is human body. It is made up of cosmic energy or positive energy.
Cosmic energy is present everywhere like in space, between galaxies and empty universe in space etc.Our body needs cosmic energy in order to function properly.To do a function or an activity our body needs energy.
Anything dries up when we continuously use it as well as energy too. To restore energy we eat, and to restore health we need cosmic energy, through yoga meditation we get that.
What are Different Types of Meditation and Meditation Methods?
We will have a detailed discussion of different types of meditation in the below sections.
What is Meditation?
What is Meditation, yoga meditation and types of meditation can be defined as follows. Yoga Meditation is an ancient techniques or methods used by saints in good olden days for peace and inner harmony.
It is popular in modern era too, since everyone is busy in their works because of modern technology and industrialization. Maintaining their health is difficult in their busy schedule so everyone is conscious about health, so prone to yoga meditation.
When we think of yoga meditation everyone may doubt in yoga we use different poses to reduce excess weight or cholesterol in body. But in yoga meditation a person focuses on his breath. Yoga meditation is a part of yoga. And yoga meditation do not have different postures like in yoga.
In yoga as said earlier different postures has to be followed so as to strengthen a body part or an organ. In simple terms meditation is a state of rest or calmness where our body stops functioning bodily activities.
Such as doing any work(like office works, gardening, walking and eating, watching, speaking etc) and mental activities such as thinking and imagining and focusingMeditation methods is a great way to restore positive energy in body.
And meditation can be done anywhere on bed, sofa, floor or chair wherever you feel comfortable.
Body will be in a state of joy after meditation and in a state of relax.
HERE ARE THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF MEDITATION:
We have discussed what is meditation. Now we move to types of meditation and meditation methods in each types of meditation and benefits of each types of meditation. Is there different types of meditation. Yes, there are. And the following bullet list is the types of meditation.
- Focused Meditation
- Yoga Meditation
- Mantra Meditation
- Chinese Meditation
- Christian Meditation
- Guided Meditation
All types of meditation comes under major types of meditation mentioned above.
The detailed information of types of meditation is as follows. In this we discuss about meditation methods and meditation benefits.
What is meditation of this type?, It is one of the types of meditation in which a person sits in a comfortable position, closes his eyes, straights his spine and focus on one object.
That object may be physical like burning candle or internal like focusing on breath. This is the focus meditation in which meditation benefits are to increase concentration, mind power, peace and inner harmony.
There are several types of meditation in this for example:
What is meditation of this type, a types of meditation comes under Buddhist meditation and this is a very deep meditation methods. In this you are aware of your breath and surroundings.
Meditation benefits are clear insight that is it stabilizes the mind and achieves concentration .
What is meditation of this type, a types of meditation of Buddhist practices. Meditation methods of this type is to intentionally concentrate on breath. Meditation benefits are physical and mental and this is basic and simple meditation methods.
What is meditation of this type, it is a types of meditation that comes under Buddhist meditation. Meditation methods is to focus on breath and observe your thoughts just do not follow them but observe. The meditation benefits for this are same as others.
Loving Kindness Meditation:
What is meditation of this type, it is a types of meditation of Buddhist techniques. In this meditation methods a person close his eyes feels kindness and benevolence. This meditation benefits are increases one’s ability to be kind with others.
Mantra meditation is types of meditation where a person chants(repeats a word regularly) a word, in this a person may also use japa mala which consists of beads in a chain and counts them as a token of measure of number of times he chanted the word.
This meditation methods is known as Hindu Meditation or Vedic Meditation.Choosing a word to chant is also important in this type since the vibration shows major effect. This is also known as OM meditation.
If this meditation methods is in more spiritual way that is chanting god’s name with love repeatedly then it is known as “Japa”.
Meditation methods in this are two types of meditation:
Meditation methods is to chant mantras like Om, So ham, Om namah Shivaya, Rama etc. Meditation benefits are to have easy and constant concentration as it is continuous chant.
In this meditation methods the chanting is not of meaningful words instead tantric words of hindu deities. And this type of yoga is taught by some gurus for pay. This meditation benefits are says as natural stress relief.
In my view it is similar to other types of meditation in case to relieve from stress.
I know on hearing this name, you have queries like What is meditation namely Chinese meditation, is this only followed by Chinese?. In fact this types of meditation is followed by Chinese but roots are Indian means it is adopted from India by the Chinese.
This meditation methods includes sitting straight with erected spinal cord and with half closed eyes concentrating on point of the nose and avoiding all external thoughts and mental images and concentrating on breathe.
Main view of this types of meditation is to generate, transform and circulate inner energy. Instead of saying its meditation benefits its characteristics are to calm body and mind, to unify body and spirit, to find peace ant to unify with Tao( means nature in Chinese).
People who loves nature tends to do this types of meditation but it is hard to find the teachers who teach this.
All the above types of meditation are about peace, health, to unify body etc. But this types of meditation and meditation methods is to be with the God or Christ. The view is to go beyond and get better attachment with the God and for moral purification.
I cannot say this meditation benefits but the goal in this types of meditation is to deeply understand the God’s sayings that is bible verses .
This includes three types of meditation or meditation methods and those are
Contemplative prayer is to silently chant that is to repeat sacred words and verse of god.
Contemplative Reading includes thinking deeply about god’s words and their meaning.
“Sitting with God”:
“Sitting with God” is to focus one’s mind, heart and soul on the God and feel his presence.
It is a modern types of meditation in which one follows an audio sometime video which is easy to follow. Ones he get used to the meditation he will do it automatically means without any help of the audio or video.
And the meditation methods is to play an audio or video which has instructions to do the meditation.
And there are different types of meditation in it based on audio, video or images.
What is meditation of yoga type?, This is different from the types of meditation, meditation methods and meditation benefits discussed above. Yoga means ‘union’. It has several different techniques. Yoga meditation is a special and ancient branch of yoga.
This has several types of meditation such as
Third Eye Meditation:
What is meditation namely third eye, it is a types of meditation where one’s concentrate on a spot between eye brows namely third eye. This meditation methods is followed by ancient saints. Meditation benefits are focus on internal activities.
What is meditation namely Chakra?, this types of meditation is also followed by ancient saints. And in this meditation method one concentrates on seven chakras present in body. Meditation benefits are improvement of specific chakra (part or area located in that chakra).
Kriya Yoga Meditation:
What is meditation namely Kriya yoga, it is different from other types of meditation and is followed by persons who have much devotional and spiritual temperament and this meditation method includes a set of breathing and meditation exercises. Meditation benefits include self realization.
What is meditation type kundalini. This is very complex of all the types of meditation. In this meditation method one try to awake ‘kundalini energy’ lies in spine.
Apart from meditation benefits of this meditation method there are some dangers associated with it including complete unconscious stage and this should not be practiced without a well experienced and qualified yogi.
What is meditation namely Nada meditation, it is nothing but Sound Mediation. This meditation method starts with some externa sounds like nice music and slowly it turns to concentrate on internal sounds generates from body and mind.
Meditation benefits of this types of meditation is easy and steady concentration.
Pranayama is not a types of meditation but a way to ready the body to go through meditation methods. It can be said as regulation of breathe using some breathing cycles.
Generally followed one is to inhale air for a specific period of time like for 10 seconds, keep the air inside for 10 seconds and to exhal air for 10 seconds and holding the abdomen without air for 10 seconds.
This is an excellent practice to calm the mind and body. As already said yoga meditation is not like other types of meditation it is ancient and has different meditation methods and meditation benefits.
Meditation benefits through Meditation Methods:
We have already discussed about Meditation benefits in each meditation method of different types of meditation. Now I will give a brief account on meditation benefits.
Meditation methods that is different types of meditation gives a person
- Inner peace
- Mental and physical health
- Harmony in the body
- Stress relief
- Reduces weight
- Reduces Aging
- Increases face glow and beauty
- Tension free mood and
- innate joy.
These are the meditation benefits you get by following Meditation methods.
Here we discussed a briefly about what is meditation, different meditation methods, meditation benefits and a detailed explanation of different types of meditaion.