Both, ha ha. Guided is very helpful to reify the atructure and ind instruction. Ultimately unguided is deeper and more satisfying.
Usually guided. My mind wanders a lot and it likes to follow along so I feel I get better results when I use guided meditation.
Guided but I often go off script, typically making use of prompts from previous guided sessions
Depends on the day, and who is doing the guiding. Some voices are just more meditative for me than others.. but sometimes I just want to be uninterrupted and to listen to something soothing I enjoy.
I prefer guided meditations. They help me to stay in the present moment using a variety of techniques. Occasionally, I'll do an unguided meditation simply for the peace it brings.
Guided, since I'm a beginner I'm finding it easier to stay focused that way.
I prefer guided and semi guided meditation, but I also do 7 minutes of unguided meditation with prana breathing everyday.
I prefer guided as I need some external prompts to stay on task, I vary the practice to keep the ideas fresh and find insight timer (app) essential for supporting a sticky meditation habit after literally years of believing I don’t have the mental strength for it.
Guided; helps me keep my focus on my breath and my mind is less likely to wander
Guided versus unguided meditation? Well for me, I need both. I like to use the guided ones that create beautiful mental pictures, they help me look for beauty in my every day life. I like to use the ones that tell you that you need to be sitting down to use this meditation while taking a walk on a safe path to build muscle memory of calm when out in the world. And, I love spontaneous meditation of memories and how my experiences have shaped my life. Remembering without creating a critical assessment. Looking at how I use others to create non-acceptance of myself… nonjudgementaly… not good or bad… just is. …Meditate how I focus outward and accept myself and my world … how others respond to being accepted by me…it simply is…not good or bad.
Most definitely guided this way if I steer away a little they keep reminding me that what is my focus and go back to center unguided I only used when I want to do some self reflect this gives me permission to explore everything about me without judgement from myself
Both … depending on the situation. At times I can be with a more open form. But at other times that I feel overwhelm I find the guided sessions more effective
C Lia Z.
I prefer a guided one. I just started my journey with meditation. It’s easier for me to keep the thoughts in one place and concentrate once someone is guiding me. However I believe that might change with time.
Unguided, for me it's about training my mind and opening a space for truth
- Did it take you very long to be able to slow your mind down enough to make this a successful habit to have every day?
- Where do people meditate?
- Is it ok to lay down in bed and do meditation?
- Is meditation to music better than a guided meditation sometimes?
- What is the best time to Meditate? Besides mornings, where for me its to crazy, to busy?
- When you find your mind wandering, do you focus on your breathing to help?
- May I know if there is any way to have a meditation session with forest background music
- Can meditation help with physical pain?
- Advices for better meditation… Eyes closed or open? What to think? Good things or life problems?
- How many minutes do you meditate? Do you use an app to help you focus? If so, which one?