Why should you create a small daily meditation practice?
Many people still view meditation as a “woo-woo” technique, but meditation is one of the most powerful practices you can do in your life.
Tom Bilyeu, Impact Theory Host and founder of the second-fastest-growing company in North America, shares how he went from thinking meditation was “weak” to incorporating everyday meditation techniques.
Tom Bilyeu Reveals Why He Meditates Every Day
In the 4-minute video above, Tom Bilyeu and Vishen Lakhiani speak at Mindvalley’s A-Fest 2016 Mexico. Tom shares a vulnerable story about his long-standing perspective on everyday meditation.
He has since developed a strong technique to help him meditate and think his way to accomplishing his goals. You’ll discover these remarkable insights from their discussion:
- Tom’s breathing techniques and the childhood Brule he created about meditation.
- The ultimate combo method Tom created to reach his alpha wave state.
- How he harnesses both thinking and meditating to create connections between ideas.
Here’s a point Tom made on the beauty of meditation:
The more you need it, the more effective it becomes for you.
— Tom Bilyeu
Four Types of Everyday Meditation
It is incredibly easy to incorporate meditation into your daily routine. There are everyday meditation techniques you can do anytime and anywhere. And no matter what you’re doing or how you’re feeling, meditation can reduce stress and give you clarity.
There are four types of everyday meditation that you can practice. So which one should you choose?
There isn’t a right or wrong answer. But here are four popular types of meditation that you can practice every day.
Concentration, otherwise known as mindful meditation, is the most popular type of everyday meditation. The main objective of concentration meditation is to focus your attention on your breath.
Just breathe in. Inhale through your nostrils and down your throat and chest. As you exhale slowly, release your breath out back into the world.
Contemplation meditation is when you meditate to gain clarity about a certain situation. For example, should you end your relationship? While you meditate, your focus on this question will help you concentrate to find a solution.
Often times, people use visualization as a form of contemplation meditation.
While practicing chanting meditation, it’s common to inhale deeply and exhale by saying “Om” or “Ah.” There are seven different types of chants you can recite.
But a lot of people like to chant “Om” because it connects you to your soul and gives peace to your mind and body.
4. Transcendental Meditation
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi introduced the west to Transcendental Meditation in 1959. Usually, you sit with your eyes closed and chant a specific mantra. This mantra could be “Om” or something else. The important part is that your practice it twice per day for 20 minutes each session.
Once you get comfortable with everyday meditation, you’ll naturally gravitate to a style that suits your lifestyle or current situation.
As you practice everyday meditation, you will find it easier to maintain a regular practice (no matter what you have going on in your life).
If you’d like to learn more about the mind and the way you think, watch this video to discover the content of your consciousness.
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How has this A-Fest talk impacted your thoughts on meditation? And which everyday meditation technique do you connect to?
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