According to Paula Curtiss, Founding Director for Healing Hands School of Holistic Health (HH): Meditation techniques gives our minds a single focus that allows us to slow racing thoughts and lull it into a calm, healing-receptive state. The three types of meditation techniques described below, are proven to be conducive to health and healing when used regularly.
Though there are literally hundreds of meditation techniques, this blog-series will focus on a few popular techniques for the beginning Meditator. To find out which technique is best for you, consider trying each for a full week. Make note of how you feel before and after each meditation session as well as the duration of each practice. At the end of your trial, review your notes to determine which type of meditation was your ‘Best Fit’. By choosing a meditation technique you enjoy, you’ll be more motivated to practice and include it as an essential part of your holistic wellness plan. Which meditation style resonates with you? Read on to learn about Mantra meditation…and check back weekly to learn more.
Ideal for individuals who learn best by speaking or listening to lessons, a Mantra Meditation involves the silent repetition of a sound such as “Om”, or a letter, word or phrase. Traditional Mantras are believed to possess an energetic quality conducive to quieting the mind and were held in secrecy, handed down from teacher to student only. A Mantra meditation can also be unspoken, with focus on the sound of your breath, which is always available to you. The intention of Mantra Meditation is to help clear the mind, let-go worries and allow your body/mind to deeply relax. The practice of Mantra meditation, whether spoken or not, will naturally focus your attention inward, slow your breathing, and help you calm tumultuous or worrisome thoughts and emotions.
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