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urfrnd

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What are the different meditation techniques?
« on: July 08, 2009, 11:34:41 AM »
i hear that there are many many types and techniques for meditation.. can anyone tell me..What are the different meditation techniques?

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Re: What are the different meditation techniques?
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2009, 11:51:09 AM »
Meditation involves concentrating on something to take our attention beyond the random thought activity that is usually going on in our heads. This can involve a solid object or picture, a mantra, breath, or guided visualization.

 

Typical objects employed include a candle flame or a flower. Some people use pictures, such as a mandala - a highly colored symmetric painting - or a picture of a spiritual teacher in a high meditative state. Mantras are sounds which have a flowing, meditative quality and may be repeated out loud or inwardly. The breath is also a common focal point. Finally, guided visualization is also considered by some to be a form of meditation. A guided visualization can help to bring one into a meditative state; also, visualization may be used once a meditative state has been reached to produce various results.


 

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