Meditation may be an ancient tradition, but it’s still practiced in cultures all over the world to create a sense of calm and inner harmony. Although the practice has ties to many different religious teachings, meditation is less about faith and more about altering consciousness, finding awareness, and achieving peace.
Although there isn’t a right or wrong way to meditate, it’s important to find a practice that meets your needs and complements your personality. Not all meditation styles are right for everyone. These practices require different skills and mindsets, including mindfulness to sensory awareness. You may be asking yourself, how do you know which practice is right for you?
“It’s what feels comfortable and what you feel encouraged to practice,” says Mira Dessy, a meditation author and holistic nutritionist.
Remember—there is no best form of meditation—the best style is the one you will actually practice with consistency. So try a few out and see what feels best for you.