Choosing Meditation Techniques and Types

Choosing Meditation Techniques and Types

Meditation ( is a proven, effective means of eliminating stress and thereby of promoting health and well-being.

Like more or less any discipline it is taught, and the effectiveness of the teaching depends naturally upon the knowledge and of the teacher.  It is therefore very important when learning meditation techniques ( that the pupil is in the hands of somebody who has undertaken the necessary training and who has had at least some previous teaching experience.

Location is also of course an important factor.  If you are living or working in London (, for example, you will want all your training to be available at a London meditation centre, ( in a place that suits you is and easy to access.

Then it is necessary to know which form of meditation is most appropriate for your particular needs.  Have you researched the various meditation types ( available and if so which of them comes closest to meeting your requirements and expectations?

Some forms of meditation involve a great amount of concentration, the underlying purpose being to expel particular unwanted thoughts from the mind.  This is an intense process that can at times be traumatic, which of course would seem to be contrary to the stress-free state which meditation by definition is supposed to bring about.

Other forms revolve around contemplation, focusing the mind upon one particular thought that is at the same time pleasant and beautiful.  The intention is to create a feeling of peace, serenity and inner calm, again rejecting outside thoughts that may jeopardise one’s own feeling of tranquillity and peace.

A third form is transcendental mediation (,  recognised y many to be the most simple, effective and natural form of meditation.

According to a study published in 1989 in the Journal of Clinical Psychology:

“Transcendental Meditation is more than twice as effective for relieving the mental effects of stress as all other meditation and relaxation techniques.”

Transcendental Meditation ( has been likened to diving underwater: “you just
take the right angle to let go and effortlessly slide into the silent depths of the mind”.

The meditation benefits ( of such a programme are various, with reduced stress, improved concentration, better general health, a less traumatic and more manageable work environment, calmer and therefore more enjoyable relationships with others and a peaceful and thereby more enlightened lifestyle.

Learning how to meditate ( could turn out to be one of the most rewarding and fulfilling experiences of your life, simply because it has a bearing on almost every other aspect of your lifestyle.

The secret of true wisdom is found through discovery of who it is we really are.  We are not our worries, nor our thoughts, nor our successes, but far more besides.  At the quietest levels of our mind we connect with that infinite energy, creativity and intelligence that is to be found everywhere in Nature.

Forthcoming free introductory talks on transcendental meditation are available through TM London and City.  Please visit the website at  For more information or to book please contact TM London and City on 0845 226 9321.

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