Different Types of Meditation

There are many different types of meditation. We'll cover some of the more common
types below but if none of these suit you, you'll find many more to explore on the

Some types of meditation involve just you or maybe you plus a small item to help you
focus, such as a candle. Other types of meditation work by you listening to a CD or MP3
file. Again, there is no right or wrong way to meditate. Feel free to experiment with some of the different types of meditation explored below until you find one that works well for you.

A. Breathing Meditation

In this meditation, you will be focusing on your breath. This is probably one of the easiest methods of meditation to begin with. Start by adopting a comfortable position. You could sit down in a chair or lie back on a bed. The important part is to be comfortable so that you're able to focus solely on your breathing.

Once you're comfortable, close your eyes. Start to notice your breathing. We breathe so often that we tend to take breathing for granted. So take the time to notice your breathing. Notice the air filling your lungs.

Then notice as you breathe out and the air leaves your lungs.
Repeat the process of noticing your breath. As you do this, you'll find thoughts coming up. They might be about family, friends, work or absolutely anything else. That doesn't matter – it's all part of the process and it is perfectly normal to continue to have thoughts whilst you are meditating.

But once these thoughts come up, let them drift out with your next breath. Each you’re your thoughts drift, bring your mind back to focusing on your breathing. One of the best programs I've found for breathing meditations can be found at:
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