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Getting Into The Zen Zone
Guided meditation is a form of stress relief that assists in relaxing the whole body, by finding a way to get the mind to rest so that the body can experience peace and calm from within the body.
Guided meditation may utilize soothing photographs or scenarios to enhance the ability of the mind to relax and guide the body to a point of relaxation so that the person in meditation can find a true sense of inner peace. Quite often, guided meditation will be accompanied by soft music or sounds of nature.
One of the keys to having a successful Guided meditation session is finding an area where the one meditating will be free of distractions. Any outside interference will prevent proper concentration and make the attempts to be guided during the meditation, futile.
After finding a suitable location for guided meditation, other factors need to be taken into consideration. Some practitioners of guided meditation feel that visual stimuli can be used to help achieve a sense of inner peace and help to achieve true relaxation.
Other guided meditation practitioners feel that any outside visual simulation will detract from the mind’s ability to properly focus on the body and that this will result in hindering or reversing the calm received during meditation.
The same can be said for audio stimulation during guided meditation sessions While some individuals believe that soothing sound effects or even quiet music are conducive to guided meditation, others believe that it is only a hindrance and will do nothing more than creating a chaotic atmosphere for the practitioner of such guided meditation.
The basic concept of guided meditation is to relax. This is done by taking oneself on a guided tour of sorts through their own body. In the practice of guided meditation, it is normal to find a focus point in the body and begin there, someplace that is easy to relax.
While staying focused on the body and in particular the muscles, the practitioner of guided meditation attempts to relax the muscles of the body. Allowing the body to completely relax allows the practitioner of guided meditation to next completely relax the mind.
When the mind and body are completely relaxed, the person can begin to concentrate on focusing his thoughts and ideas during the guided meditation.
When using guided meditation, thoughts are usually thought to be transcendent and more in focus allowing the practitioner to perform better in all aspects of life.
Whether or not guided meditation is right for a person is not only dependent on spiritual beliefs. Anyone contemplating the benefits of guided meditation must be seeking to improve themselves as a whole as well.
If you are interested in trying guided meditation join us in the 40 Day Meditation Challenge. Each week you will experience different types of meditation. Find your path to stillness today.