At the moment I prefer guided meditations with Calm app, sometimes I use Tibetan, Indian or Chinese music for meditations
- How do you most successfully set yourself up to complete your afternoon routine? I always struggle with starting it and making it stick.
- How do you pick goals?
- How do you keep committed to your meditation practice?
- If you suffer from severe mental illness (i.e depression or bipolar disorder), how do you handle very depressed feelings during meditation? Sometimes I feel like I am being sucked into a vortex of depression, guilt and shame during meditation because I am alone with my thoughts and feelings during that time. It is so painful 😢
- Which is a better way of meditation. Silent one or chanting some religious words like Om or reciting a mantra or likewise?
I meditate with an app. It’s very down to earth, and helps me with awareness in various areas. It also stresses the lighthearted, curious aspect of meditation, and makes it accessible.
I prefer meditating with some calm music because there usually isn't complete silence when I decide to meditate. Otherwise I'd prefer to meditate in complete silence or in nature
I usually use the calm app which offers a nice balance of guided meditation and silence for a deep concentration. There are also soothing audio tracks that can be played under the voice and silence.
I feel like silent meditations are “better for me” whereas the sounds are a bit of a cheat. Just that little bit of distraction sometimes pulls my mind away from the focus.
Personally, i like to have ambient music. I have 4 teenagers and find it helps me block out the noises they are making in the rest of the house when i have soothing noises to focus on if i need it.
Ambiant peaceful music after finding a quote/scripture that I want to understand better. I write it down and fill a page to help me rember. Then I meditate on it. Ambiant noise can help with distractions.
Both! I often meditate in silence which has it's own quality but one of the apps I use (Calm) has a variety of background musics – I personally like water sounds.
I like to meditate in silence and no intentional music. If a random sound or mouse happens to occur we can actually incorporate that into meditation as the practice will help you in the process. So meditation is all about just being here and now. Try without music. However, there are types of Yoga and other practices in which music helps. But for basic meditation no music is good.
I like guided meditations it helps me to keep focus for a longer time and generally includes some oriented excercises or visualizations toward a certain benefit or mindfulness skill.
I think ambient music helps me concentrate throughout my meditation session. What I found most helpful were the prerecorded meditation lessons in the fabulous app. They help and teach a lot!
I used to like ambient music or silence. But now I try to be practice meditation with daily sounds around me so that I can meditated anywhere and not have sounds get in my way.
To music, or a guiding voice. I live in a very noisy city so it's music helps drown out the unpleasant stressing sounds of the outside world.
- What do you think about when you meditate?
- I just have such a hard time not letting my thoughts get in the way, any suggestions?
- What do people “get “out of meditation?
- Is there a position in which you feel more easy to concentrate?
- What time is needed for meditation? Should it be different in the morning and in the evening? If you sometimes fall asleep during meditation, what should you do?
- In meditation. Is your mind supposed to be clear or can you meditate on something positive (or both)?
- How do you sit straight but relaxed?
- When meditating are there easier ways to focus instead of visualizing my breath? I have a hard time concentrating and keeping my mind from wandering when meditating. Does this get better with practice? And what are tips to get better?
- Sometime, while meditating I feel the urge to open my eyes. It’s better to open them or trying to focus harder?
- How do you know when you’re comfortable enough to start meditating without a guided meditation?