5 Kinds of Meditations

By: Yolmar Chacón marzo 25, 2018 no comments

5 Kinds of Meditations

#5 Types of Mindful Meditations

Practicing mindfulness helps us stay in the present moment, which means that we are aware and mindful of what is happening right now. We are not distracted by thoughts of our past or worried about the future.  Instead, we are present and centered in the here and now and our attention is focused on the present moment.

Although mindfulness meditation seems like a catch-all term for the types of techniques that help you be more mindful, there are some specific types of mindful meditations that you can try such as:

  • Basic mindfulness meditation: 
      1. focusing on your breathing, a word, or a mantra and allowing thoughts to come and go without judgment. For example:
        1. “I have control over how I feel, and I choose to feel at peace” 
        2. I give myself permission to let go of what no longer serves me”
        3. “Live life to express, not to impress”

  • Body sensations: 
      1. Being aware of bodily sensations like itching, tingling, soreness, or a tickling sensation and accepting them without judgment, then letting them pass.

  • Sensory: 
      1. Being aware of what you are seeing, hearing, smelling, tasting, and touching without judgment, then labeling them and letting the sensations pass.

  • Emotions: 
      1. Allowing emotions to be present in yourself without judging or trying to neutralize them; practicing the naming/labeling of the emotions and allowing them to arise and letting them go just as easily.

  • Urge surfing: 
    1. Coping with cravings by accepting them without judgment, noticing how you feel as they hit, and reminding yourself that they will pass

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