What is Guided Meditation


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It is always a challenge for us to fully concentrate in today’s busy and hectic pace.  As soon as you start to meditate,  you start thinking of a whole array of things such as your to do lists, unfinished tasks or anything that may crop inside your mind.  Some people would rather resort to guided meditation. 

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What is Guided Meditation

  1. 1. WHAT IS GUIDED MEDITATION? www.meditationdirectories.com
  2. 2. www.meditationdirectories.com It is always a challenge for us to fully concentrate in today’s busy and hectic pace. As soon as you start to meditate, you start thinking of a whole array of things such as your to do lists, unfinished tasks or anything that may crop inside your mind. Some people would rather resort to guided meditation.
  3. 3. www.meditationdirectories.com Guided meditation is a form of meditation where a person is verbally guided into a state of consciousness either by a person’s live voice such as a meditation teacher or by a guided meditation recording. Classes are designed to help you learn how to be fully focused on your thoughts while meditating. Guided meditation classes may also be offered in a spa, or in any quiet room as a way to aid relaxation and promote your sense of well-being.
  4. 4. www.meditationdirectories.com Guided meditations are usually conducted in the following manner: • You will be instructed to sit comfortably, or may be asked to lie down. You will then be led through a series of mind relaxing images, while listening to your meditation guide. Stress fades away and your mind clears as you slowly relax and become more and more peaceful and still.
  5. 5. www.meditationdirectories.com Your subconscious mind will begin to accept positive suggestions while in a deeply relaxed state of mind. You will be taken to an inner journey by your meditation guide at this time that is designed to improve your life. You may then meditate on a certain topic given to focus your mind. Topics may cover anything like acceptance, forgiveness, patience, or anything positively relaxing like a walk by the sea or peaceful garden.
  6. 6. www.meditationdirectories.com The main thrust of the meditation is to tailor fit your needs to positive thinking, personal development, spiritual upliftment and healing of the emotions. Furthermore, the goal is to unleash your full potential and experience profound relaxation.
  7. 7. www.meditationdirectories.com Guided meditation may also be experienced from CD’s and MP3’s, online videos or podcasts that are extremely useful as they allow you to experience meditation at any time or place that fits you. Your guided meditation under ideal conditions should include tranquil meditation music that will help you to relax even more deeply.
  8. 8. www.meditationdirectories.com Example are sounds coming from nature that are matched with the images that are guided through during your meditation. You may hear the birds chirping or the rustling of the leaves in a forest while being guided to seeing an image of yourself in a forest. If you approach the sea, then the sound of the sea waves may be heard
  9. 9. www.meditationdirectories.com You’ll find that when you listen to video and audio productions with clear visualizations, sounds of nature and music, your senses will be immersed in the experience and you’ll be drawn deeper into meditation. Once you are done with your guided meditation, you will be brought back by your guide to a state of normal consciousness and awareness leaving you rejuvenated and refreshed. Popular types of guided meditations are Chakra Clearing, Aura Balancing, Stress Buster and other free downloadable meditations by Amirah Hall.
  10. 10. www.meditationdirectories.com Difference of traditional solo meditation and guided meditation: Most traditional types of meditation require you to take command of your own awareness by concentrating your attention on a single point of focus. This point of focus might be your breathing, it might be a physical action, or more commonly, it may be on a mantra – a sound, word or phrase that you repeat to yourself mentally so as to stabilize your attention.
  11. 11. www.meditationdirectories.com While these powerful traditional meditation techniques are wonderful for achieving inner stillness and for enhancing your ability to concentrate, some people find them difficult to master. One of the main reasons why guided meditations are such a popular alternative to traditional meditation techniques is because they require no previous training or effort to enjoy.
  12. 12. www.meditationdirectories.com Even if you are someone who finds it extremely difficult to let go of thoughts, even if you are highly stressed or overloaded with mental activity, you will quickly achieve inner stillness and peace of mind when you listen to a great guided meditation.
  13. 13. www.meditationdirectories.com Because guided meditation is so easy, it is very useful for people who are new to meditation. However, guided meditations can also be of great benefit to people who are very experienced at meditation. Experienced meditators will still use guided meditations in order to experience a deeper or more vivid meditation, to delve deeper into their mind than they are normally able, or to target a specific aspect of personal development that they wish to accomplish.