the term implies, object focus meditation involves selecting an item
that creates a feeling of peace or beauty for the practitioner, and
concentrating your thoughts on that object. The items used are a matter
of personal choice, but some examples that work particularly well are:
lit candle or fire in a fireplace
tree or flower
items such as religious allegories and illustrations
(either a bowl of water, a gently flowing fountain, ocean, or beach)
form of meditation is increasingly popular.
in a meditative state, one is talked through, or talks themself through
a vision, or image. That image becomes the sole focus of ones mind.
is a powerful tool in goal setting, as it assists the individual in
"seeing" where they want to be, as well as what they wish
of this method include:
a picture of peace and traquility to achieve stress relief
a vision of health when illness is present
on joyous aspects/people in your life to instill a feeling of happiness
tough times, focusing upon where you want to be, versus where you
are (this can be related to employment, family, relationship, school,
most important concept of visualization is to be aware of the power
of the mind. Whatever you believe is the reality you create. This can
be hard work, but once you have trained your mind to think positively,
your quality of life will dramatically improve.
is a very relaxing form of meditation where the focus becomes the physical
feelings experienced within the foot with each small, slow step.
meditation can be performed in a small area (such as a house or apartment),
can be done outside (providing the interruptions are few), or within
a labyrinth. A labyrinth is a specially built walking path designed
to enhance and promote the meditative, walking state.