There are so many meditation techniques throughout the world. You would be surprised at how many different countries practice daily. In order to start meditating daily, you should begin with the basic techniques and that is what we will be covering in this post.
If you are curious about what meditation can do for you or if it’s for you at all, have a look at this post before you begin.
First of all, what is meditation?
the act of giving your attention to only one thing, either as a religious activity or as a way of becoming calm and relaxed:https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/meditation
4 Proven Meditation Techniques
Simply put, centering means to return to your home base. Throughout your day, your night and your week, check-in with yourself.
How many times do you find yourself thinking about a million things all at the same time?
With so many activities and responsibilities to take care of, it’s easy to get caught up in the stress of it all. Centering will help to gently and easily guide you back to your central foundation.
In other words, it will help you feel calmer.
That foundation should be, one of peace and calm. When you are meditating, you will start to gently bring your thoughts back to the present moment of awareness.
You will also begin to train your mind not to think about anything else other than what’s in the present moment.
Grounding is similar to rooting. You ground yourself when you connect to the energy of the earth.
Walking barefoot in the grass or standing outside while your bare feet connect with the earth is a great way to ground yourself.
Nature has a way of healing us and when we connect with nature, it’s like a return home. While it’s not always possible to get out barefoot in the grass or dig your bare feet into the mud, you can always use your imagination.
While it might sound unusual, the act of visualization incorporated with meditation works wonders.
You can start by getting as comfortable as you can.
For some, this means sitting on a blanket or pillow on the floor. For others, it means lying on their backs on the bed.
And still, others find much success standing up imagining their feet grounding into the earth.
Imagine you are standing tall in a forest deep in the woods somewhere. Begin to breathe in slowly on a count to five. When you breathe in, take some time to create a statement that has a positive affirmation to it.
You could even envision you are breathing in new energy as you prepare to release stagnant old energy.
As you envision yourself connecting the soles of your feet to the grounds and roots of the earth, you can also imagine filling up those roots with pure light energy.
The next step is to breathe out and release all the old stagnant energy.
The point of this meditation technique is to visualize as you meditate on what you want.
If you want to release limiting fears and beliefs, then you need to envision new life entering your body as you release stagnant thoughts.
Focusing on Breath
This meditation technique resets your sense of self. It brings you back to the center and helps you to focus on the simple act of breathing in and out so that you can practice mindfulness.
When you focus on breath, you focus on where you are at in the present moment.
Present moment practices allow you to quiet and calm your mind. Without a focus on the breath, this is not easy to achieve.
As you breathe in, envision all the good things you want to create. Picture white light entering your body and resetting your life force.
As you breathe out, picture all the negativity leaving your body and making way for the next light breath.
The Last Meditation Technique- Protective Shielding
As part of the meditation routine, you should figure out a way to incorporate protective shielding into your life.
Shielding is simply another form of visualization. However, with shielding, you are protecting your own self from negative energies.
Some people are more sensitive than others. When this happens, it’s easy to take on the energies of other people.
It’s easy for other people to say to toughen up or not be so sensitive, but unless you are an empath, you don’t quite understand how difficult this is.
Take on the practice of imagining a shield of protection surrounding you. If you are the claustrophobic type, then picture a shield rather than an encasing.
However, it has to show up for you is how it will work best. As you meditate on this vision, you will feel more comfortable in places where comfort is not optimal.
This is one of my favorite meditation techniques.
Imagine yourself entering a board meeting or a party where you don’t know or necessarily like anyone there. This could be the perfect time to take on the practice of shielding!
Using shielding is the perfect way to prepare yourself for uncomfortable events. Shielding meditation techniques along with a little preparation in meditating goes a long way.
I hope you take the time to go through the 4 meditation techniques individually and find out what works best for you. Everybody is different. I have listed a few more below to spark your interest. Save the image or pin in for later!
If you would like to keep the knowledge coming, there are a few posts on meditation below.
Please let me know below how your journey is coming and which meditation techniques you are using, I love to hear your individual stories.
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