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How to find your most beneficial personal meditation style

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Your approach to meditation

There is not a right or wrong way when seeking a meditation style. Do remember that influences have an impact on you that will affect your approach to meditation.

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There are many different meditation styles to suit your personal approach to meditation. Beginners usually choose to start with guided meditation and then experiment with other different approaches.

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The length of meditation will impact on how successful it will be.

  • One study reported 5 hours' worth of meditation over a two-week period was enough for smokers to reduce their intake.
  • Another study noted that regular 30 minutes meditation sessions can increase the density of b...

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10 minutes a day can be enough when it is part of a daily routine. Longer periods might be required if it is done less frequently.

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Qualitative considerations

It is not possible to always be successful with your meditation sessions. 

Acceptance of the outcome of a meditation session is a factor when considering if it has been successful or not.

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Try multiple settings to find which place suits your personal meditation style. 

It could be a dedicated spot or a useful place that also serves other purposes.

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Finding your personal meditation style

  • A valuable tool to understand your own style is to keep a journal. It can help you to work out the similarities and qualitative considerations for multiple types of meditations.
  • Neurofeedback devices can provide actual quantitative measurements of brain activity during meditation.

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Developing a meditation style should not be a self-optimization goal. 

You may find more success if you develop your own style along the way to a wider set of meditative purposes.

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