He who has health, has hope; and he who has hope, has everything.
How easy is it to practise meditation?
Best of all, meditation has no negative side effects if practised properly.
To experience its benefits regular practice is very much required. Once added into the daily routine, meditation becomes the best part of your day !
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Meditation has many benefits and anyone who has tried even a single meditation technique will swear by it. People meditate to bring peace and serenity into their lives, to be one with their inner selves, to heal and to improve their mental and physical health. Thus, no matter what the reason for practising it, meditation is universal.
Now, although meditation is universal, meditation techniques may differ from one culture to another. Often different meditation techniques are suited to different personality types.
Some techniques are expansive and allow for the free flow of thoughts and their observation whereas some are concentrative that involve bringing focus into one's thoughts.
An overview of various meditation techniques is given here for your reference:
Shoonya meditation came from Buddha's lineage and it is very powerful.
In Sanskrit Shoonya or Shoonyatha means emptiness or nothingness.
Buddha was the smartest psychologist the world has ever seen. No one has dissected and analysed the mind as Buddha did 2500 years ago.
Even after his enlightenment Buddha lived for 45 years to teach the people. He taught people about the human mind and layers of consciousness so that they could understand themselves better and could discover a way out of suffering.
He traveled widely throughout the Indian subcontinent sharing his enlightened wisdom, promoting peace and teaching people how to unleash the great potential of their lives. His compassionate intention was to enable all people to attain the same awakened state of life that he had attained.
Shoonya meditation is being taught by Sadhguru in Isha Yoga as an advanced program.
Vipassana meditation technique again came from Buddha !
Vipassana, which means to see things as they really are, is one of India's most ancient techniques of meditation. It was rediscovered by Gothama Buddha more than 2500 years ago and was taught by him as a universal remedy for universal ills.
This non-sectarian technique aims for the total eradication of mental impurities and the resultant highest happiness of full liberation. Healing, not merely the curing of diseases, but the essential healing of human suffering, is its purpose.
Since the time of Buddha, Vipassana has been handed down, to the present day, by an unbroken chain of teachers. Although Indian by descent, the teacher in this chain, Mr. S.N. Goenka (1924 - 2013), was born and raised in Burma (Myanmar). While living there he had the good fortune to learn Vipassana from his teacher, Sayagyi U Ba Khin who was at that time a high ranking government official.
After receiving training from his teacher for fourteen years, Mr. Goenka settled in India and began teaching Vipassana in 1969. Since then he had taught tens of thousands of people of all races and all religions in both the East and West.
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