Meditation: my journey

  • The aforementioned emptying of the mind — waiting for silence. In my experience, this one is tougher than you’d think (pun intended). Naval described it as clearing your inbox and getting all your unread emails to zero.
  • Focusing solely on your breath; the movement of the stomach, or air at the tip of nose.
  • Thought watching — you call out what happens, usually twice, so if a thought arises you mentally repeat: thinking, thinking. There are variations on this theme.
  • Mantra-based meditation — repeating of a word or phrase, usually in Sanskrit. For example: Sat Chit Ananda (Existence consciousness bliss)
  • Guided body scans for example that you find in Yoga Nidra.

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