I've tried both and noticed a much bigger effect when I do it myself. I felt a resistance with guided meditation which might be due to my rebellious personality lol. I start with breathing exercises but then include some hypnotherapy (imagining myself in a happy peaceful state) and gratitude practice.
It depends on how I'm feeling that day. If I want to clear my head and relax I prefer a simple breathing technique, but if I am stressed and feel like I need someone's voice to calm me and remind me of the good things, I prefer a guided meditation.
In this moment I prefer guided meditation. Although I'm following instructions, I feel as I'm doing in the right way and I can control my time either
I think I like simple breathing techniques as I often feel too tense and require some extra breathing focus before I can fully immerse myself
I prefer simple breathing. My first few times I did use a guided meditation to get use to the feel. I now find it easier to control my breathing, and get lost in ambient music. (Normally the sounds louded into the routines here work great!)
- Which is more effective: two 15 minute meditations (at different times of day) or one 30 minute meditation?
- Sometimes I feel meditation is boring, way too calm for my energy. Is there other way to build mindfulness?
- Do you use sound when you meditate?
- How long do you normally meditate and at what time of day?
- When do you know you’ve mastered meditation? Are there any tips for getting there?
- Do you find seated meditation harder than laying down?
- What is the most effective time to do meditation? Before sleep or right after rise up.
- Do you believe there is a spiritual aspect to meditating? Or is it just a mind exercise?
- How do you keep your mind away from worrying about a partner in a long distance relationship when you’re meditating?
- Is there a type of meditation or a routine to help you get the most out of the meditation?