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5 Meditation Styles for Every Personality

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5 Meditation Styles for Every Personality
Dating all the way back to ancient times, meditation is a practice that teaches you how to connect your mind with your body to reach a state of calm and stillness in the present moment. From dedicated yogis to CEOs to celebrities, the practice has become a part of everyday life.

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Kundalini Meditation

It involves yoga poses in order to extend your energy from the base of your spine all the way to your mind.

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Qigong Meditation

The purpose of the practice is to focus on both your breath and posture together in order to gain full bodily control, allowing the energy flow to increase all throughout your body.

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Vipassana Meditation (Mindfulness Meditation)

The purpose is to become aware of your thoughts by simply observing them. It allows thinking about why you're thinking your thoughts.

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Loving-Kindness Meditation

The practice revolves around learning how to rid yourself of any self-doubt. After you cultivate personal love, you will be able to wish love to all those around you.

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Concentration Meditation

The goal is to be able to keep your concentration focused on one thing and not to allow your mind to wander.

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Calming vs. insight meditation

The intention of calming meditation is to cultivate a quieter, more peaceful state of mind and improved concentration.

Insight meditation often sets an intention to transform the mind by developing qualities such as wisdom and compassion. 

Many meditation techniques combine elements of both.

Focused attention

It uses the object of your breath to focus attention and maintain awareness. If your mind starts to wander, return your attention to your breath.

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Meditation

Meditation is an approach to training the mind, similar to the way that fitness is an approach to training the body.

Concentration meditation

Concentration meditation involves focusing on a single point. 

In this form of meditation, you simply refocus your awareness on the chosen object of attention each time you notice your mind wandering. Through this process, your ability to concentrate improves.

Mindfulness meditation

Mindfulness meditation encourages the practitioner to observe wandering thoughts as they drift through the mind. 

Through mindfulness meditation, you can see how your thoughts and feelings tend to move in particular patterns.

Mindfulness Meditation

It is the process of being fully present with your thoughts, being aware of your surroundings and not reactive to what is going on around you.

Although some prefer to sit in a quiet place...

Transcendental Meditation

The goal of this technique is to achieve inner peace without concentration or effort. 

A person is assigned a mantra to repeat in a specific way. It is practiced 20 minutes twice each day while sitting comfortably with eyes closed.

Guided Meditation

It is also called visualization or guided imagery, where you form mental pictures or situations that you find relaxing.

It is commonly led by a guide, and practitioners are encouraged to use as many senses as possible to evoke calmness.