Hi Everyone! I have mentioned in my previous videos before that there are many types of meditation.
In fact, there are so many that I cannot mention them all here. But I will do my best to mention the more well known ones.
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What is Samatha Meditation?
The first of the meditations I would like to introduce to you is Samatha Meditation. Samatha is the Sanskrit word for ‘tranquility of the mind’. And Samatha Meditation is a type of meditation to attain that.
There is also One-Pointed Concentration, which is a method used in Samatha Meditation. The idea is to focus on one single thought, or one thing with your mind.
An example would be your breathing. And that is also the basis for another type of meditation called the Breath Meditation.
What is Breath Meditation?
Breath Meditation focuses on only one object during the meditation. And that is the Breath.
This type of meditation uses the natural breathing process. You follow the air going in and out of your nostrils.
As you go deeper into this meditation, your breath becomes more shallow. And you have to concentrate even harder on your breath.
As you meditate, you will feel happiness, joy, bliss, calm and tranquility. At the final stage of this practice, you will become still and silent with the only one object in mind.
What is Insight Meditation?
As the name said so clearly, Insight Meditation is a form of meditation that helps you to gain insights. It is a way to see things as they are. To see all things without any distortion. To gain greater clarity of ourselves and the world with insights.
In Insight Meditation, the ultimate goal is stillness, silence and emptiness of thoughts. As you empty all thoughts, you are finally left with only pristine awareness.
With this pure and pristine awareness, you become aware of the presence of your true self. Within this backdrop of pure awareness, and with the help of your true self, you begin to hear a little voice. This is the arising of insights.
With the insights, you begin to understand your thoughts, your habits, your behavior, and your character. Basically, you will have greater clarity of who you are in this world, and the world around you. And in this understanding of who you are, you experience bliss and peacefulness as you let go of the mind’s conditioning.
What is Mindfulness Meditation?
Every day, in this world, most people have many thoughts as we go about doing stuff, and living their lives. The National Science Foundation published a research article that reported that the average person has about 12,000 to 60,000 thoughts per day.
And out of those thousands of thoughts, 80% were negative. On top of that, 95% of those thoughts were exactly the same repetitive thoughts as the day before.
In Mindfulness Meditation, you seek to focus on a particular thought or activity. To fully immerse yourself into that thought or activity until your mind is not thinking of anything else.
And you do this, all the while, without judgement or condemnation.
In mindfulness, your mind is focused on what is happening now. Right now.
Not what happened a minute ago, or what will happen in the future. From my experience, I have found this form of meditation very powerful. We can gain full awareness of ourselves and what is around us.
What is Walking Meditation?
I practiced walking meditation, and discovered it to be very powerful. This meditation is actually also another form of mindfulness practice.
With the right walking meditation practice, you can find yourself in an altered state of mind. It can enable you to be aware of yourself, everything around you in this world, and how everything is all connected.
As the name says, walking meditation is a practice to meditate as you walk. Sounds simple, right. There are actually steps to follow.
The steps can help you do the right walking meditation practice. Here is a blog post about walking meditation to help you practice it the right way.
What is Guided Meditation?
There are meditations that you can practice on your own. Then there are meditations where you can be guided along the journey. This is when you attend a Guided Meditation or listen to one on your mobile phone, and you hear the person leading the meditation speak.
You simply just sit and relax. Pay attention to the person speaking. Follow the steps.
I have conducted many Guided Meditation sessions in the past. And everyone who attended enjoyed it.
I am thinking of doing a Live Guided Meditation session on YouTube. Would you be interested to join this live session, and enjoy healing energies? Let me know in the comments below.
What is Flowing Love Meditation?
In the year 2000, my Master Spirit Guide, Avalokiteshvara, shared with me a very good and powerful meditation. He called it Flowing Love Meditation.
The meditation brings in Divine Love energy, and fills our bodies with this blessed energy. The practice cleanses and energies our chakras.
As such, it helps to heal and energize our bodies. It also opens energy doorways and empowers us to create and manifest our reality.
On this website, I have published many blog posts about Flowing Love Meditation. And I have also published many Flowing Love Guided Meditation on YouTube.
It is a guided meditation. So, all you have to do is listen to my guidance. Follow what I say to practice this meditation.
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What is Healing Meditation?
When we meditate, we are actually already healing our bodies. As meditation helps us to relieve stress, reduce anxiety, ease pain, sleep better, and many more benefits, our bodies get better.
Healing meditation can also heal our other bodies; such as our emotional body, our spiritual body, and more.
At the same time, there are many types of healing meditations out there. Most of the healing meditations are guided meditation.
In fact, Flowing Love Meditation also heals you when you practice it. So, when you watch my videos to practice it, you are actually being healed.
What are the Different Types of Meditation?
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As you can see, there are many types of meditation. And I have mentioned at the start of this video that I am only sharing a few, the ones that are more well known meditations.
Some meditations are a type under one of the meditations I have mentioned above. For example, there is a Guided Meditation to Help You Manifest Your Desires. This, of course, is under the category of Guided Meditation.
If you like to practice meditation, then try the Flowing Love Meditation. You can start with the one that has 10 minutes silence. And progress to one hour silence.
And if you have any questions about What are the Different Types of Meditation, please write it as a comment. I will be happy to help you.
I will be sharing more about spiritual experiences, meditation and meditation related topics in future videos and blog posts. Remember to join the Flowing Love Meditation community to be updated whenever I publish a new video or blog post.
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Timotheus has been meditating since a child. He believes thoughts become things. And shares posts to encourage everyone to have a positive mind. He also shares his spiritual knowledge and experience when he can in the articles he writes. To learn more about him, and Flowing Love Meditation, Click Here.