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The 4 Main Types Of Meditation Styles Explained — Which One Is For You?

by Mindvalley January 10, 2018

Nowadays our schedules are jam-packed with things to do. By the end of the week, when do you have time to stop and reflect?

Most self-reflection occurs when you set aside some time to meditate.

Not only can meditation give you inner peace, but it benefits your emotional, mental, and physical wellbeing. There are 4 main types of meditation, but all of them have one goal in mind — to relax you and calm your mind.

Everyone can meditate, including you. There is no one that can’t meditate — it simply depends on what type of meditation that you’re doing.

—Tom Cronin

Once you discover the pros and cons of each of these styles, you’ll be able to decide which type of meditation you want to practice to help reclaim the bliss, peace, and time you once enjoyed and relished.

Viewers Ask Tom Cronin To Answer Their Questions On Meditation


Along with describing the four types of meditation, Tom Cronin answers the following questions from the audience:

  • “I’ve been a single mum for two years now. My life is so busy and I’m so fatigued. How will meditation fit into my day?” – Tanya
  • “I’m concerned if I meditate, I will lose my passion and drive in my job.” – David
  • “I’ve meditated on-and-off for quite a few years but I can’t seem to keep regular with it. Do you have some suggestions?” – Krista
  • “Last year, I lost my husband to cancer. I’d been married for 27 years and I feel like my heart is broken. I don’t know what to do. Will meditation help heal my broken heart?” – Ruth

And a wonderful side-effect of choosing the right type of meditation is that it becomes that much easier to maintain a regular practice (no matter how busy you are).


You’ve Probably Got Meditation All Wrong.

A lot of people don’t do it, because they just can’t seem to ‘clear their minds’.

They try to empty their thoughts, and when that doesn’t work, they think they suck at meditation and give up.

But you see, the mind is designed to think. It does so automatically, just like how your heart beats.

The truth is, meditation isn’t about clearing your mind. It’s supposed to improve performance in all other aspects of your life.

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She’ll also teach you:

The 3 myths about meditationthat will allow you to focus on what meditation really is, and how it can help you enhance your performance in life,

Understand the concept of ‘Adaptation Energy’, which is what high performers and successful people use to adapt and thrive in their respective fields,

A 15-minute guided meditation technique that you can use to instantly give you a boost of energy and help release the stress which is holding you back!

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Which type of meditation most suits your needs? Share with the tribe in the comments below.

by Mindvalley
Mindvalley is creating a global school that delivers transformational education for all ages. Powered by community. Fueled by fun. We are dedicated to ensuring that humans live happier, healthier, and more fulfilled lives by plugging in the gaps that conventional education failed to teach us. We do this by organising real-world events around the world and producing world-class quality programmes in several areas of transformation, including mind, body, and performance.

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