Assessing the Qualities of the Main Meditation Techniques


Meditation is more popular than ever. In recent years, people have paid more attention to the well-being of their mental, spiritual, emotional, and physical self. There are plenty of meditation techniques, and people who have experienced the benefits of meditation firsthand might be tempted to try them all. Here are 3 basic meditation techniques that you are welcome to try today.

Focused Attention (FA)

The idea in Focused Attention practices is to focus your attention on one single object in your awareness. It can be an object, a candle for instance, an internal image such as the mountain or the sea, a worthy emotion or intention such as compassion, or a generalized sound (also known as mantra meditation).

Open Monitoring (OM)

Open Monitoring actually falls within the various branches of Buddhist mindfulness techniques. The OM practices includes a placement of awareness of your breath, feelings or thoughts, with a view of detaching yourself from the grip of your train of thoughts. In OM practices, you learn how to detach yourself so that you can begin to identifying your emotions and thought patterns, taking full control of yourself.

Automatic Self-Transcending (AST)

In Automatic Self-Transcending meditation techniques, the emphasis is on effortlessness. AST practices include the gentle repetition of a mantra chosen specifically for the individual. The mantric vibration that works on personal level has soothing effects on the nervous system, and this lead to deel levels of transcendence and the spontaneous correction of the physiological and psychological imbalance.

Those are just 3 of many meditation techniques in the world today, and each has its own unique aspects to the practice. When it comes to making your choice, you may want to try the different techniques first to narrow down your selection, and then choose one in which you find the most ease and enjoyment.