In this beginner’s guide to meditation, we will take a look at the different types of meditation, the benefits of meditation, and how you can get started today.
We’re all stressed. This isn’t an understatement either, as the American Institute of Stress reports that 33% of people in the United States are currently dealing with extreme stress. Out of those surveyed, about 77% of them reported a direct correlation with their physical health, while another 73% indicated a significant impact on their mental health.
The point is, if you’re looking for ways to de-stress and take better care of your overall physical or mental health, you’re not alone. And, the good news is that meditation has been proven to help.
In today’s blog, we provide an overview of what meditation is, how you can get started, and which type may yield the best results for you. Breathe in, exhale, and let’s get started.
What is Meditation?
At its core, meditation is the practice of mindfulness. It includes a variety of guided practices that force you to focus on your breathing as you shut off your negative thoughts and feelings to focus on the space you’re in.
Types of Meditation
While meditation has the same goal, there are actually nine different techniques you can use to get started. It’s recommended that you give a few of these a try to see which technique works best for you, as everyone is different.