MEDITATING IN STYLE
Meditation techniques are as old as meditation itself. People meditate differently depending on the things that occupy their mind. Meditation is linked to spirituality and therefore it should be taken with the seriousness that it deserves. The quality of meditation can be influenced by disruption. Noise is one of the major disruptor when meditating. Concentration is key if you intend to get the best out of your session.
There have been misconceptions of meditation; there are still people who still believe that meditation is a way out of stress. While this assertion is partially true, meditation has a number of benefits and uses. One of these is to find peace. This is the internal peace that leads to self fulfillment and growth. Meditation techniques depend on the purpose of meditation. Here are so techniques.
Vipassana
This is a kind of meditation where one concentrates on themselves. The idea is to try and find your identity. The word vipassana means “insight.” In this context, insight should be taken to mean looking inside or having a deeper view. People meditate this way mostly to revise their character. Once you identify a trait that you feel is developing in you, you will judge it using your conscious. Upon identifying its effect on you, you decide on a remedy or you cultivate it.
The Trataka
Trataka is a meditation technique where on gazes in a particular point in space. The technique is aimed at cleansing the mind and making it relax before introducing it to more intense meditation.
Raja yoga
This is considered to be the highest form of meditation where one connects to God. The technique excludes one from the pleasures of flesh. The mind focuses on reconciliation with God. This should not be taken to mean that the technique is the same as prayer. Prayers mainly involve the heart, while meditation involves the mind.