There are various meditation techniques such as watching the breath, feeling body sensations, sounds around you, watching thoughts and feelings, repeating a mantra quietly or out loud, visualisation, using an object to focus on, or awareness of all that is happening around you. There are also moving meditations such as Qi Gong and Yoga. Different techniques or focusses suit different people and can also change at various times of one’s life depending on what is needed.
Here I have recorded various meditations that you can try, so that you may see what type or style of meditation suits you. Please feel free to listen.
Body Scan Meditation
The body scan is one of the most effective ways to begin a mindfulness meditation practice. The purpose is to tune in to your body—to reconnect to your physical self—and notice any sensations you're feeling without judgement.
Becoming mindful of our breathing can calm and steady our attention. It can improve our ability to focus on whatever we are doing. Strengthening our capacity to work, to study, to heal.
When we watch our breath – it is not about controlling the breath, it’s about developing awareness of the what the breath is doing. It is the awareness that is important. This is learning to focus. You are training your mind in the art of attention!
More Meditations Coming Soon
Open-Awareness Meditation – a combination of shorter, more focused exercises.
Mantra Meditation – using a word or words to focus the mind.