Meditation Techniques for beginners and beyond

Meditation brings wisdom; lack of meditation leaves ignorance. Know well what leads you forward and what holds you back, and choose the path that leads to wisdom.
The Buddha

This list was created to give you an overview of the techniques that can be found on the site. It is broken down into a logical progression to set a clear path for you to explore. But of course feel free to dive into whatever interests you. I’m just glad you stopped by and I hope you find what you were looking for.

Let’s start at the beginning…

  • Benefits of Meditation: A regular practice can have many valuable benefits. This article describes the physical, mental, and spiritual benefits of meditation, and references supporting research.
  • Meditation for Beginners: If you’ve wanted to learn how to meditate but are unsure of where to begin, this information is precisely what you need to get started.

  • Breathing Techniques: There are various breathing techniques that can enhance your meditation practice. One of the simplest and most beneficial techniques is that of “Belly Breathing”. It helps induce a calm state of mind that is essential for meditation practice. Belly breathing and breath with mantra are described in this article.

  • Mindfulness Meditation: The mindfulness meditation exercise is designed to relax your mind and refocus your awareness. This exercise can help recenter your focus and provide a way to handle distracting thoughts.

  • Easy Meditation Techniques: Learning easy meditation techniques can provide a foundation for a sustained meditation practice. The methods described in this article will help you experience positive mental states to relieve anxiety and develop concentration.

Concentration, moving meditation practices, and more:

  • Cycling Senses Meditation: The goal of this meditation is to shift focus to your various senses so that the mind is completely absorbed in whatever you are focusing on. Total immersion in the senses allows you to lose the sense of self and learn to have freedom from the ego.

  • Relaxation Meditation – Guided Imagery: The free 30 minute guided visualization is provided to guide you towards a highly relaxed state of mind and body. This beautiful guided relaxation meditation is narrated by Tim Rowe and written by yours truly. You can listen to this audio directly in your browser or sign up for the CMMT newsletter and have a copy sent to your email address.

  • Walking Meditation: This meditation article describes various points to direct your attention in order to bring about a focused clear state of mind.

  • Japa Meditation: Japa meditation, which is also known as mantra meditation, involves the recitation of a mantra. This recitation allows the mind to absorb the lessons of the mantra deep into the mind. Selecting and creating a mantra are described in this article.

  • Metta Meditation: The practice of Metta meditation focuses on the cultivation of loving-kindness. Developing love and acceptance of the self is the initial step to this practice. Compassion is then extended to all sentient beings in order to eliminate any ill-will harbored within the consciousness.

Meditation using binaural beats:

  • Using Binaural Beats with meditation: Binaural beats are an effective tool in accelerating the process of reaching meditative states. These incredible audio tools will allow you to reach states of contemplation which previously would have taken years of meditation practice to achieve.

  • Brain waves and binaural beats: Binaural beats are a scientifically proven tool for inducing various mental states. This article outlines how binaural beats induce specific brain waves through the process of entrainment. Binaural beats can potentially enhance your meditation practice.

  • Binaural Beat shop: We have binaural beats that are crafted to help you reach meditative states of mind. Learn about their effects and listen to mp3 samples here. They can help you reach focused, relaxed, meditative, or active mental states that help you achieve your goals.

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