Meditation 101: Techniques, Benefits, and a Beginner's How-to
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Practitioners of mindful meditation focus their attention on only one thought. The goal is to be firmly affixed to the present moment. This typically means concentrating on the breath - observ...
Buddhists have meditated for literally thousands of years. Buddhists are trying to hack their own minds, to harness them.
Only in recent times have neuroscientists discovered that meditation changes the brain physically.
Also known as Metta meditation; the goal is to cultivate an attitude of love and kindness toward everything.
During meditation, practitioners send and repeat messages of loving-kind...
The goal is to notice tension and to allow it to be released.
Practitioners start at one end of their body, usually their feet, and work through the whole. They might tense and then relax muscles or they might visualize a wave moving over their body to release tension.
It encourages practitioners to notice their surroundings without judgement, instead of dwelling on the past or future.
Mindfulness can be done almost anywhere, even in a grocery store, for example.
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.
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.