Stress can come from your relationships, your job, your family, strangers or any other situation that we allow to take over our calmness.

Meditation is the ancient art of relaxation and it works for a number of life situations to control your feelings and aid in helping life situations.

The techniques of meditation may vary from culture to culture, but there is no doubt that all meditation students are working towards similar goals.

1. Mantra Meditation

This involves repeating specific sounds over and over in order to achieve a state of meditation. The word “mantra” stands for “revealed sound” and they usually occur spontaneously. Most people in the West know “ohm” as the most common mantra meditation. Mantras are not religious chants but are chants that bring one to a higher level of inner awareness.

2. Tratka meditation

This is a specific meditation method that has been used in several religious ideologies, including Christianity and Sufism. It involves gazing intently at a particular object, for example a candle flame. This technique of meditation is used in yoga as a cleansing method. It is said to bring one to the highest level of personal meditation.

3. Chakra meditation

This is one of the techniques of meditation that uses the body’s energy centers, or chakras. It is said to raise the levels of energy in the body’s chakras. Chakra means “wheel”. Each chakra represents a major organ of the body. In total, there are seven major chakras. This type of meditation helps the individual explore his or her own chakras and awakens the individual to a different conscious level in an integrated and balanced fashion.

4. Vipassana meditation.

It means “to see things as they really are”. This is one of India's most ancient techniques of meditation.
This is an insightful form of meditation that helps the individual see things through self observation. Meditating in this way reveals one’s true nature to themselves, recognizing that there are positive and negative elements to everyone.

5. Raja Yoga Meditation

The basis for this technique is to observe the thinking mind so as to calm the incessant flow and bombardment by chaotic thoughts.
Observing your thoughts without judgment brings calmness and self awareness that most people are not even aware exists.

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