Meditation guided approaches come in a wide variety. Choosing the best meditation style for your personality can be a challenge, especially with the great amount of methods available to you. Instead of trying each one and seeing what you like and what you dislike, here are some tips to guide you toward selecting the best meditation form for you without all the trial and error.
Think of the things that help you relax and you are already well on your way to choosing a guided meditation system for you (or even creating your own new format). Think of the kinds of things you like to do. Do you like listening to music? Drawing? What helps you relax? A cup of hot tea? Questions like these will give you good methods of how you can begin the initial meditation cycle with relaxation. Anything you do that relaxes you both physically and mentally can be incorporated into a meditation routine. You might even want to try meditating while in a hot bath, if that is how you relax.
Picking the nook or area you will meditate in can be a hard process for some. You might think you need to decorate a corner of a room with stereotypically meditative things, like feng shui mirrors or mats that will make sitting on the floor more comfortable. This is not necessarily the case. If you like the look of these things, or if you find that they actually help, then by all means use them. Be creative and personal when choosing where you meditate, as the space should function primarily on a comfort level.
If you aim to create your own guided meditation cycle, think of how you would most like to meditate. There are many different things you can try, and these are just some of the ways you can consider: Try visualizing energy traversing throughout your body, head to toe. Focus on the beating of your heart and feel calmness radiating from it with every successive beat, and visualize this tranquility spreading in a wave pattern.
You can clear your mind of cluttered thoughts in many ways. Try some visualization techniques to replace them in your mind. You can try swatting them away with a visualization of your hand, or even sweeping them away with a mental broom. Allow these ideas to be a jumping off point for you, as there are numerous ways of meditating. If you prefer a more guided and proven approach, ask for advice for CD’s or DVD’s that use your preferred techniques of meditation guided.