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Yoga Meditation

Yoga Meditation

It involves performing a series of postures and controlled breathing exercises meant to promote flexibility and calm the mind.

Practitioners are encouraged to focus less on distractions and stay more in the moment.

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Vipassana Meditation

The goal of this ancient Indian form of meditation is self-transformation through self-observation.

It is typically taught during a 10-day course, and students are expected to follow a set of rules throughout the entirety of the time, including abstaining from all intoxicants, telling lies, stealing, sexual activity, and killing any species.

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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 while focusing on their breathing, mindfulness meditation can be done anywhere.

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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.

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Metta Meditation

... or Loving Kindness Meditation is the practice of directing well-wishes toward others to evoke warm-hearted feelings.

It is practiced while sitting in a comfortable, relaxed position, breathing deeply and repeating well-wishes toward yourself first, then circling out toward others, ending with a universal mantra.

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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.

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Chakra Meditation

Chakra meditation is made up of relaxation techniques focused on bringing balance and well-being to the centers of energy and spiritual power in the body.

Some techniques include visually picturing each chakra in the body and its corresponding color. 

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  • In guided meditation, a teacher guides you through the basic steps of the practice. This is useful for beginners to get the most out of the experience.
  • In unguided meditation, you meditate without someone else explaining the process.

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Root Chakra.
  • The Muladhara, or root chakra, represents our foundation.
  • On the human body, it sits at the base of the spine and gives us the feeling of being grounded.
  • When the root chakra is open, we feel confident in our ability to withstand challenges and stand on our own two feet.
  • Location: Base of spine, in tailbone area
  • What it controls: Survival issues such as financial independence, money, and food
  • Mantra: "I can't grow from an unsteady foundation."
  • Color: Red
  • Element: Earth
  • Stone: Hematite
  • Yoga pose: Warrior I
  • Solar Plexus Chakra When it develops: 1-7 years old.

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Loving-kindness meditation

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-kindness, until they feel an attitude of loving kindness. 

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