There are many different kinds of meditation and whilst we look at a few here, there are more to explore. There is no right way or wrong way, or one type of meditation that suits everyone. As long as it has a beneficial effect on you then that’s the key. Combined with aromatherapy oils, meditation can really enhance your life.
This is the most recently evolved meditation to have received favor. Mindfulness gives the ability to follow thoughts, sensations and emotions of the body and follow them without attaching any conscious judgement to them.
This process of meditation is where you simple relax and allow the person talking to take you on a journey. Perfect for those that love to explore.
Whilst some do not regard this as a valid form of meditation, it is extremely freeing for many people. This type of meditation allows your mind to wander, without association or attachment to anything. Many people may fall asleep with this one!
This meditation type allows you to focus on breathing, which has the effect of relaxing your body and mind. However, some people do not like this type of meditation as their focus can be too extreme and it can have the opposite effect.
Not everyone gets on with this type of meditation. The chanting of a mantra or a word can help some people to achieve a very relaxed state of mind.
Not everyone needs to sit or lay in a quiet space for contemplation and meditation. Walking meditations, where you connect with nature are just as stress-releasing as any other kind of meditation.
Benefits Of Meditation
Research shows there are quite a few key benefits of meditation. Some of these include:
- Improves your physical and mental
- Improves your outlook on life
- Increases your immune system
- Increases your productivity
- Improves your self-esteem
- Increases creativity and allows new and fresh ideas to emerge
- Releases feel-good endorphins
- Relieves anxiety, stress and panic attacks
How To Enhance Your Meditations
If you have not yet discovered what type of meditation works for you, then why not just choose to start with and see how it goes for you. There are no hard and fast rules about meditation, but you can greatly enhance it with the use of essential oils, or other aromas, such as incense. In fact, many people choose to use these as part of their relaxation process.
Lavender essential oil is wonderful at lowering the blood pressure as well as relieving stress and anxiety. Lemon essential oil can pep you up a bit, so if your energy is low, try this in your meditation practice, and you will emerge not only calm and refreshed but energized as well. A wonderful favorite alternative for upliftment is May Chang essential oil. All you need to do is add a few drops of the essential oil or combination of essential oils to water and place in an oil burner or diffuser. Your perfect space will be a haven of calm and oasis in no time.
Plant Guru offer a wide range of essential oils and incense sticks that you will just love to add to your meditation practice.