Why you Should Change Your Meditation Strategy Season to Season? There are many different forms of meditation. I like to break them down into three main categories with each of those having sub-categories. In this article I will list the different areas of meditation. Also I will show you why it is important to change your meditation strategy season to season.
The main categories are:
• Ritual practices (consistent daily practices you perform)
• Active Meditations (these are practices you can work in to your day and can be done in as little as 2-3 minutes)
• Philosophical meditations (these can be used both as active or ritual practices)
Then with in each of these categories you will have movement meditations, still meditations, reset meditations and programming meditations.
Many people think you meditate by sitting quietly or listening to relaxing music and trying to quiet the mind. While yes these can be forms of meditation; it is vital for your success that you understand what these meditation practices are accomplishing.
Some meditation practices will help you to reach deep levels of peace and quiet. These are referred to as Yin oriented practices. Yin meditation methods will help to reach deep levels of awareness and are the most complex of the meditation strategies.
Yang meditation practices are more aggressive. They will help you build strength, physically, mentally and emotionally.
As you build a meditation program for yourself it is important to understand how these practices are different and why they are used.
When you are having a stressful day at work resets can help you maintain balance. You can do a 3-5 minute meditation reset to help calm down and find your center, but you need to understand which one you should use? If you use an aggressive active meditation to build the yang energy this can elevate your stress levels. When what would be best is to use a yin oriented method to calm down.
If you are demotivated and maybe feeling depressed and then use a yin oriented meditation this could be negative as well. In this situation you would want to use and active physical or philosophical reset. This will help to build your energy and focus to stay positive through the rest of your day.
These are simplistic examples, but you can see that with meditation not every practice is the same or used for the same outcome.
Why you should change your meditation strategy season to season?
If you are considering taking up meditation or already have a practice this is important to understand.
There are Yin oriented meditation methods that will help you to reach very deep levels of meditation. When practicing these methods they can deplete your immune system and make you more susceptible to getting sick. So in the late fall and winter season these would not be the best methods to practice.
When doing deep yin style meditations it is best to start in the spring and continue in to the summer and in to the early fall.
During the fall and wintertime it is better to adjust your meditations and breathing to be more Yang oriented. This will help you to build your immune system and keep you healthier through the flu season.
Hopefully these ideas will give you a brief understanding as to why it is important to adjust your practice. Keep in mind though, it is equally important to have a clear understanding of why you are meditating. While staying focused on the results you want to get from your meditation practice.
Be clear and understand what results you want to attain with meditation. It will make it easier to build a meditation program that will help you reach your goals with the least amount of effort.
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