5 Types of Meditation, Choose the Best Form for You

5 Types of Meditation | Choose Which One is Best for You | Relaxation5 types of meditation

In our modern day lifestyles, we are often riddled with stress and anxiety. Oftentimes, that results in dis-ease, and this can come in m any forms.  Disease can manifest as mental disorder or physical disabilities.  It is more and more important that we take the time to slow ourselves down and just SIT.

There are many types of meditation to choose from, but here I present to you a list of 5 types of meditation that are the most popular.

5 Types of Meditation | Choose Which One is Best for You


1)  Tranquility Meditation:

The fundamental objective of tranquility meditation is to calm down the mind, remove all anxiety and timidity and increase concentration.The concept is to just sit and slow the mind, letting your thoughts pass by, not stopping on any one thought.  It is a process of letting go.

2)  Transcendental Meditation (TM):)

Transcendental Meditation requires the use of the mantra (a repeated word or phrase) to focus the mind and achieve a deep state of relaxation. Thoughts that arise during TM are disregarded and the attention is brought back to the mantra.

3)  Insight Meditation (also known as Mindfulness Meditation or Vipassana):

This type of meditation involves nonjudgmental observation of thoughts as you focus on your breath, or an object or image, whether it is actually seen or visualized.  In this context, mindfulness is not concentration. Concentration means focusing on a single thought or idea. Mindfulness, on the other hand, is to think about it and comprehend its entire concept.  Mindfulness meditation has an element of inquiry — you investigate and compassionately “witness” whatever comes up.

The purpose of this type of meditation is the realization of truth, specially the truths of impermanence, suffering and “no-self.” This type of meditation is a superior form, as it is designed to liberate us from the false confirmation of this cosmic world and its synthetic beauty. This is primarily practiced by Buddhist followers but anyone can learn this regardless of any creed or religious faith.

4)  Loving meditation:

Our identities as divine creatures are based on loving kindness and compassion.  The concept of loving meditation is to develop the mental habit of true love for ourselves and others. It is said to bring bliss. In loving meditation, love is directed not specifically to ourselves and our loved ones alone, but to everyone around us, friend or foe.  It is to generate compassion for all living beings.

5)   Visualization Meditation:

This technique is often used to relieve pain by visualizing a part of the body being healed through imagery and breath work.

MY QUESTION FOR YOU TODAY:  Do you meditate?  If you do I would be very interested to know what form of meditation you use, and how has it helped you?  If you don’t, have you ever considered it?  What’s stopping you from starting.  Please leave your comments below.

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18 thoughts on “5 Types of Meditation, Choose the Best Form for You

  1. Really, our inner self guides our behavior in our day-to-day life. This self is constructed and goes through change with the passage of time as we experience brand-new things. Ego also forms a part of our inner self. It makes us combat for our own identification worldwide.

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  2. Great post. I do relaxing expercises in the evening before I go to sleep by just breathing deep and thinking about serene place like the beach but never really thought of it as meditation but I do now. Thank you for sharing.

  3. I think when a new idea arrives we should take a deep breath and investigate it thoroughly. Then we should think it through and we should have a deadline for when to make a decision to go with it, or drop the subject.

    I would think within 48-72 hours should be the deadline because if it is longer than that our enthusiasm decreases and our fear increases.

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    • That’s beautiful, Shalu. So many people don’t even take the time to do that! It’s such a challenge for me as well, to sit my self down and not do anything. Thanks so much for stopping by! I truly appreciate it. 😉

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