Article by Anthony McBride
Almost everyone has at one time, another asked himself, or herself how they can improve their life. Self-help seminars, books, tapes and resources are some of the biggest sellers in their respective markets. People are constantly looking into how to improve productivity, reduce stress and better their lives. Meditation is just one of the ways that you can accomplish a variety of different benefits. When learning meditation there are two types to consider, each of these have their benefits and it is important to decide what you are interested in achieving before you choose. Guided meditation and unguided meditation can be used no matter what you are looking to accomplish and for many people both types of meditations are used regularly. Guided meditation does not necessarily mean that you get a book or a CD and follow a voice or instructions that tell you what to do. While this is one meaning, it is not the only one. Guided meditation can also mean any meditation, which is designed or set to assist in a particular task. For example, if you are looking to find the answer to a particular question and you focus your meditation on discovering the answer then you are working a guided meditation. If you are simply sitting and gaining the benefits such as relaxation and focus that come from meditation but you are not looking for a specific purpose to your meditation then you are using an unguided meditation. Generally, guided meditations often use a set pattern or procedure. They also generally take a specified amount of time. Unguided meditation has no specified procedure or period you can take as little or as long as you like and follow any procedure, you want or that works for you. Some people just take a seat, close their eyes and breathe their way into the meditative state. Others put on music and light candles before taking a seat or lying down. The method you use for your meditation depends greatly on what makes you the most comfortable. It is important that when you are doing meditation you are f amiliar and comfortable with the process you are using. Meditation ideally should be something that becomes second nature. If the process you use is awkward or difficult to learn, it can be hard for the process to become second nature. Meditation can provide you with a wealth of benefits from improved health to stress reduction. It can help you discover things about yourself and even help you to find answers to problems and questions in your life. Choosing whether to use guided or unguided meditation should be considered with care. While you can use each type with equal effectiveness for some things there are other things which one or the other is going to be the more effective choice. Choosing the right type of meditation can provide you with the completion of your meditation goal faster and with greater ease.
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