There are basically three types of meditation technique.
These are Focused Attention, Open Monitoring and Automatic Self-Transcending.
The first two techniques keep the mind involved in thinking and doing. In Focused Attention, the meditator may be asked to hold the mind's eye on something in particular, such as a candle or an emotion, and if thoughts intrude, attention is directed back to the focus.
In Open Monitoring techniques, which include the Buddhist-type mindfulness meditation, the meditator learns to observe the breath, or thoughts and feelings without reacting to them in order to become aware of internal patterns.
The third category, Automatic Self-Transcending, is what happens during Transcendental Meditation. TM allows the mind to go to its inner essence, pure being, effortlessly. It takes you beyond thought, produces a distinctive change in brain wave patterns and allows an experience of pure consciousness.
It’s so easy!
TM is easy to learn and effortless to practice. You practice twice a day for 20 minutes sitting comfortably with your eyes closed. It is a natural method of allowing deep mental and physical relaxation. TM courses are practical and enjoyable.
Many students have reported feeling increased levels of positivity. TM can help create a strong foundation for positive thought. Students I have taught have shared experiences of feeling enlightened and elated. Some describe TM as ‘a reliable friend’.
This meditation technique has been reported to help give perspective, creating a sense of calm and clarity that has been likened to a ‘comfort blanket’ to help you feel more relaxed, balanced and peaceful.