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🧘🏾‍♀️Achieve Inner Peace: 3 Types Of Meditation

With the world in chaos, it is more important for us to set aside to get quiet, tune out the world and tune into our inner world.

Chaos, war, and struggle have been part of all of human history; however, what is new is our constant exposure to world events. The media, social media, television, and the internet keep us fed on a steady diet of news. This is not normal or healthy for brains, emotions, and nervous systems.

So it's important to have a meditation practice to help bring and maintain calm, healing, and well-being in you. With that, let's talk about three types of meditation practices.

Meditation has been practiced for thousands of years. It’s all about developing your awareness of your present moment. At its base, meditation is a type of exercise used to achieve inner peace and a calm mind.

This type of spiritual teaching is typically associated with all major religions. For those of us who are spiritual and not necessarily religious, meditation is a cornerstone of our spiritual practices, too.

This is why I wanted to focus in this post on mainly three types of meditation to help you achieve inner peace.

Let’s take a look.

1. Spiritual Meditation

Spiritual meditation can be found in nearly every religion worldwide. The basic concept is the same for all of them: to strive towards spiritual growth. Plus, it’s a way to set out in search for a deeper connection with a higher spiritual power or force.

Despite sharing this similar principle, its techniques are varied and diverse. Each spiritual tradition comes with its unique method of practicing this particular type of meditation.

One of its advantages is you practice it at home as well as in a group.

Another benefit is it allows you to connect to your present moment. Consequently, you focus more on the now and less on your stress triggers.

As a result, you reach a certain level of being calm and relaxed. Not only that, but if done regularly, it can reduce depression, chronic pain, as well as heart disease.

2. Mindfulness Meditation

Mindfulness meditation is when you use all your senses to really take in everything going on around you. This includes the smallest thing to the biggest.

For example, you take a good look at everything on your desk or out the window. Also, try to focus on what you can smell and touch.

Taste comes into play, but only if you have something you can chew on nearby. If not, just focus on what the inside of your mouth tastes like at this particular moment.

The best thing about this type of meditation is that you can do it anywhere at any time. Some people like to practice early in the morning. Others like to do it right before they go to bed.

You can also do it during your commute to work. Why not do it at your desk at work? It’ll take the edge off, especially if it’s been one of those days.

All you have to do is find a quiet place and just start observing. Make sure you take nice, slow breaths.

In just under a minute, you’ll notice your stress levels have started to drop. In addition, your mood will start to improve and you’ll feel calm and peaceful.

3. Movement Meditation

Movement is rarely something you think of when you think of meditation. But it’s actually quite a popular method, especially for those who don’t like sitting still for long periods of time.

This type of physical meditation has the same benefits as all the other types. It guides you to focus and form a deep connection with the present moment. As a result, heart rate drops, taking your stress and anxiety levels with it.

Yet, movement meditation takes things one step further by helping you develop body awareness. Through the various movements, you improve your stability and balance. In addition, it helps you create a healthy body-mind connection and improves your mood in the process.

Movement meditation includes basically any type of gentle and moderate moves, like:

  • Tai chi

  • Yoga

  • Walking

  • Gardening

  • Qigong

The Bottom Line

Over the years, meditation has proven to be one of the most beneficial ways to achieve inner peace and wellness. It’s often recommended by therapists and physicians to improve physical health and boost your overall mood.

Try the three methods we talked about and find the one that works best for you. Just remember to enjoy it and let yourself go. There’s no better time than the present, and what better way to spend it than by doing something you enjoy, while boosting your sense of inner peace in the process.


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