In general, focusing attention is one of the most important elements of meditation. Focusing attention is what helps to free the mind from the many distractions that cause stress and worry. You can focus your attention on things like a specific object, an image, a mantra, or even your breathing.
Mindfulness meditationoriginates from Buddhist teachings and is the most popular and researched form of meditation in the West.
In mindfulness meditation, you pay attention to your thoughts as they pass through your mind. You don't judge thoughts or engage with them. Just watch and take note of any pattern. This ancient Buddhist tradition involves sitting upright and following the breath, particularly the way it enters and leaves the belly, and letting the mind “just be”.
Its objective is to foster a sense of presence and vigilance. This technique is similar to focused attention meditation, but instead of focusing on breathing to calm the mind, you focus on a mantra (which can be a syllable, word, or phrase). The idea here is that the subtle vibrations associated with the repeated mantra can encourage positive change, perhaps an increase in self-confidence or greater compassion for others and help you enter an even deeper state of meditation. This meditation technique aims to keep the energy centers of the body's central chakras open, aligned and fluid.
Blocked or unbalanced chakras can cause uncomfortable physical and mental symptoms, but chakra meditation can help everyone regain balance. One of the most important elements of meditation is focusing on practice. It will help you free your mind from distractions that could disrupt your meditation. Try to focus your attention on a specific object, such as a candle flame, an image, a mantra, or your breath.