Types of meditation styles & techniques

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Meditation

A set of techniques to train your mind and focus your awareness.

Meditation encompasses a variety of techniques to train your mind and focus your awareness. From mantra recitation and guided visualization to mindfulness and breath awareness—the landscape of meditation is exciting and varied. Consistently engaging with one or more of these techniques can be profoundly impactful on its own, and is also a powerful way to deepen your yoga practice.

Meditation

30 mins

Melt away stress with this relaxing meditation in motion. Begin with some yoga for the eyes to help counteract excess screen time, find fluidity with Sufi rolls and side stretches, then practice ujjayi breathing, Kundalini shoulder twists, and a forward fold, all leading toward a meditation to uplift your spirit and inspire happiness. This class was previously recorded on August 18, 2020.

Meditation

5 mins

Start your day off with awareness and presence with this gentle guided meditation. Jump right into your daily practice and allow it to be a simple introduction to bringing presence into your life. Begin in a comfortable seated position and tune inward, allow yourself to notice the potential that exists in the space of your day ahead. A great way to make meditation a part of your everyday routine. Props Suggested: A blanket or a bolster.

Meditation

5 mins

Learn hridaya mudra (heart gesture), a hand position meant to connect you with the aspects of the heart: compassion, love, and peace.

Meditation

5 mins

Truly loving ourselves takes practice and patience. This simple meditation will help you inhale self-acceptance and appreciation, while consciously exhaling your doubts.

Meditation

15 mins

A guided body scan to help you slow down and ease into a relaxed state. Come lying down, get cozy, and prepare to drift into bliss. This supine meditation is great any time of day for a sweet reset, or after another class for a deeper integration. Props Suggested: A bolster and a blanket.

Meditation

5 mins

Find a comfortable place to settle into a quiet, receptive state. Practice gradually deepening equal breathing, becoming more sensitive to sound as you listen for the stillness within. Props Suggested: A blanket or bolster to sit on.

Meditation

10 mins

Fill yourself up with sweet breath, inhaling deeply and feeling the subtle expansion in your whole chest and back. Reach a space of connection and focus by becoming aware of how your breath fills both the front and back of your body.

Meditation

30 mins

Discover a systematic method of calming and stabilizing your mind. This practice includes breath control, guided awareness pathways, and internally repeating the mantra, SO HUM. Props Suggested: A bolster or blanket to sit on.

Meditation

30 mins

Imagine your body as a constellation of lights, then take a guided tour, point by point. Lay back and find a steady, neutral space inside, where you feel fully relaxed, yet aware. Let your mind quiet, let your body quiet, and allow yourself to gradually soften. Props Needed. Two blankets.

Meditation

5 mins

A smart, simple way to start your day mindfully. You'll attune to the sensations of your body and breath, so you can remain connected throughout the rest of your day. Props Suggested: A bolster, a blanket, and a block.

Meditation

10 mins

Learn how to radiate love into your past, present and future with this meditation on kindness and compassion. Direct your attention to your heart center, threading your senses through your heart. Amplify the energy of love within you, then relax into an expansive space of loving kind awareness. Props Suggested: A blanket or bolster.

Meditation

5 mins

Practice a breathing technique that will calm you down when things get rough. Keep this simple tool on hand so you can quickly de-escalate tension when you feel triggered, and collect yourself before you lose your cool.

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