Meditation guided comes in many varieties and formats. Transcendental meditation is another way of thinking about mantra meditation. While most meditation routines suggest a twenty minute session, for guided transcendental meditation, many recommend two twenty-five minute sessions a day. As you become stronger in your meditative capabilities, you can reduce this to one session daily, but it is always a good idea to keep each meditation session long enough so that you receive the maximum benefit.
To begin transcendental guided meditation work, you must select a mantra. The mantra should be one simple word. One syllable works very well, and it can be the first word you think of, a word in another language, or even a nonsense syllable. Be careful to avoid a word with any sort of negative attachment or other energy that you would rather not introduce to your meditation session.
As with any other guided meditation format, you will want to decide on a comfortable yet stimulating meditation posture. For this particular branch of meditation, sitting up in a chair with uncrossed legs and both feet flat on the ground is preferred. You may want to include dim lighting in whatever area you choose to meditate in. Before beginning the meditative process, sit in this posture for a moment and take time to breathe slowly. This will help you relax and ease you into your meditation routine. Allow your mind to settle into a natural lull after all your thoughts and feelings slowly fade away.
As your natural brain chatter decreases, begin to introduce your mantra to the quieting mental sound. Let your mantra move through your mind however it wants. Be sure not to resist your mantra’s travel. Your mantra will overtake the other cluttered thoughts in your head so that it is the only sound you hear. Be careful not to force your mantra into your mind, but rather let it appear naturally. Your mantra should bounce around your head for at least twenty minutes for the best results. It will take some time to achieve the state where the mantra fills your mind, so be prepared to set aside several minutes more than a standard twenty-minute meditation. After completing this meditation routine, be sure to allow your mantra to quiet down, to be replaced with your regular thoughts. Just as you allowed your mantra to take over your regular thought pattern, allow it to fade away in the same manner when finishing your session of meditation guided.