how to choose a meditation technique?

Question by hopestar1584: how to choose a meditation technique?
i want to start meditating, but I know there are lots of types of meditation and I don’t know how to choose. (I want to be more spiritual, and have inner peace) and I’m a beginner at this.
and what are some meditation techniques?

Best answer:

Answer by That Christian Girl
Best way to choose is by testing them. Try each one on a different day, see which one works for you!

What do you think? Answer below!

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  1. nothing says:

    This is one of the simplest and best ways to meditate:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0rSmxsVHPE

  2. There are many kinds of meditation.They choose what they like.To be more spiritual,I can’t say exactly.But mediation means only one thing.Your mind is always at the present and only on one thing.It don’t go anywhere.You have to try like this.All techniques that you have heard are aiming to this fact.And actually,you will find inner peace by mediation.But it is harder than you can imagine.Try to study breathing mediation.

  3. Hello hopestar1584,

    The most important thing for a beggining meditator to establish is the mindset that meditation is a training. Instead of creating doubt about which technique to use, it is more important to sit daily and acclimate to a new habit. Some of the best advice I heard a teacher say was, “Just Sit!” 🙂

    That being said, one of the easiest techniques used in meditation is developing and maintaining awareness on the breath. This is also one of the best techniques because it is always there for you. How is it that you know you are breathing? Focus on that. Let the breath start to breathe itself. Become fully aware of both the inhalation and exhalation. Let go of all distractions, both inside and outside. Drop the attachment to both what you want and what you don’t want. When you sense the mind wandering, no problem, just bring it back to the breath. Tell yourself “Here, just this! Just this breath, this experience.” When you are saying ‘here’ to yourself, you say it as though you are giving yourself a present. It’s not a demanding ‘here’, but a giving ‘here’. This is the practice – to note the mind wandering and bring awareness back to the breath with the intentions of gentleness and kindness.

    For more information, check out the following links:

    Brief Instructions for Sitting Meditation
    http://www.insightmeditationcenter.org/books-articles/the-issue-at-hand/en/12/

    Meditation Attitudes
    http://sayadawutejaniya.org/wp-content/uploads/2008/08/right_attitude_23_points.pdf

    Approaching Zazen (seated meditation)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=csyCrcpDs58

    Basic Method of Meditation
    http://www.jhanagrove.org.au/meditation.html

    Intro to Meditation Course
    http://www.insightmeditationcenter.org/books-articles/meditation-instruction/

    Intro to Meditation Talks
    http://www.dhammaloka.org.au/downloads/itemlist/category/61-introduction-to-meditation.html

    Gradually Disappearing – talk on stages of meditation
    http://media.bswa.org/retreats/2011%20Easter/08%20Gradually%20Disappearing.mp3

    Mindfulness in Plain English
    http://www.urbandharma.org/udharma4/mpe.html

    Meditation Postures
    http://www.insightmeditationcenter.org/books-articles/articles/postures-for-meditation/

    Wildmind
    http://www.wildmind.org/meditation

    Hope this helps. Meditation is truly a wonderful habit to develop. I wish you much success, peace, and happiness in all your efforts 🙂

  4. Biker Anti-AHG says:

    Follow this Youtube video, its the most common way:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0rSmxsVHPE

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