What is Meditation?
Questions about Meditation
What is meditation? What are the types of meditation? How can I find time to meditate? Am I doing it right? Do I have to be religious to meditate? Do I have to give up my religious believes in order to meditate?
These are all great questions. You will find answers to these questions on this page.
Meditation is a verb. It is doing. It is a practice of concentration. You may concentrate on your breath, a sound, object, visualization, movement, or sensations in the body. The goal of meditation is to increase the sense of well-being, reduce stress, activate the relaxation response, and enhance personal and spiritual growth.
"Meditation is a way of being. Meditation is not about trying to get anywhere else. It is about allowing yourself to be exactly where you are and as you are, and the world to be exactly as it is in this moment, as well." ~John Kabat-Zinn
You will understand what meditation is once you experience it. Here is a short exercise that will show you what is meditation.
I want to learn meditation, what are the types of meditation?
There are many, many different ways to meditate. To learn more about these types and to choose one that appeals to you the most explore different types of meditation.
I've been practicing meditation for 2 weeks. Am I meditating the right way?
How can I find time to meditate?
Do I have to be religious in order to meditate? or Do I have to give up my religious beliefs in order to meditate?
Essentially, when you discover what is meditation, you will discover that meditation is about you and not about any religious beliefs.
What about unpleasant emotions, restlessness and discomfort during meditation? Is meditation causing this?
I hope that you have learned more about what is meditation and about meditation in general. It is truly a wonderful tool for stress relief and personal growth. I have been meditating for 5 years and found this tool invaluable.
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