Introduction to Guided Meditation

Guided meditation is way of meditating according to the guidance provided by an experienced meditation practitioner. During this process an individual or a group of people could be participating. Mode of instruction comprises the traditional verbal instructions with percussion instruments. Instructions could also be delivered using electronic media like sound recording, videos or a combination of both.

The traditional setting is like being in a temple, where a teacher will instruct participants to take their positions and sit. The teacher will then use a musical instrument like a gong, bell or singing bowl to signify that the session is about to commence.

The use of electronic media is just like the traditional setting but instead all instructions have been pre-recorded. All instructions and sounds are included to simulate a meditation setting.

Though guided meditation you can focus more on meditating than keeping track time or your progress in meditation.

Through this state the teacher can now provide positive suggestions to your subconscious on improving different aspects of your life depending on session you’ve decided to participate in. For example, a guided meditation might aim emotional healing, physical healing, and spiritual development. It could also be involve in training your brain to accept success, financial abundance and other forms of empowerment.

How Guided Meditation Works

Meditation usually starts at guiding you to sit comfortably, or in some cases stand or lie down. This aims to lead your body on a relaxed and comfortable posture.  Once your still and relax your minds is open to accept stimuli from visualizations and sensory perception.

Through this state the teacher can now provide positive suggestions to your subconscious on improving different aspects of your life depending on session you’ve decided to participate in. For example, a guided meditation might aim emotional healing, physical healing, and spiritual development. It could also be involve in training your brain to accept success, financial abundance and other forms of empowerment. 

At the end of the session, your guide will bring you back to your normal state. It is common to feel refreshed, rejuvenated and stress-free after each session.

Guided Meditation VS Traditional Sitting Meditation 

Now that you know guided meditation, you might ask what is the best way to meditate?

The answer lies on your preference, basically. One method is not better than the other since both methods will provide you the benefits of meditation.

With sitting meditation you will enjoy the peaceful solitude of meditating. If you are in a group setting, small movements and sound from other people can be distracting.

Meanwhile with guided meditation, you can have the advantage of having a guide that will instruct you what to do. The teacher may ask you to visualize something or instruct breathing exercises. The tracking of time for each session is also left to the instructor. Having a guide helps if you have questions about meditation. Some guided meditations would even focus on improving a particular aspect of your life like financial freedom or emotional healing.

Remember to choose the meditation method that suits your needs. What’s important is to be consistent with your training so you can achieve the benefits of meditation for your mind and body.

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