Meditation can be more of an off putting chore if we allow it to be, especially if you’re a beginner. One of the most simple meditation techniques for beginners that’s highly recommended and effective, is guided visualisation meditation techniques, or some times refereed to as focused attention meditation. However, it should be noted that there are different types of meditation for beginners (and all levels). For example focused meditation and non-focused meditation. Guided meditation and non-guided meditation. In order to help beginners with meditation here’s a break-down of the different types of meditation, and a recommended starting point for beginners, guided visual meditation.
What’s The difference Between Focused Mediation and Non-Focused Meditation?
Generally, one definition of meditation is a practice done to relax one’s self. Using meditation techniques such as mindfulness which I discuss here in this article. The aim is to focus the mind, and connect with your higher self. Normally the focus can be on an object, visual, hearing aid or even thought. This is known as focused attention meditation, or focused meditation. Even though you’re focusing on a particular thing during meditation, the aim is to clear the mind and be mindful of where you mind was at before focused mediation. ( Which may have been on a situation, person, place or thing that causes stress for you.)
Non- focused meditation is exactly that, when one relaxes themselves but does not have a focus on a particular visual, hearing, thought etc. It’s simply being still in meditation, opening yourself up to your higher self without a focus on anything or anything to assist you.
For Meditation For Beginners, Which Method Is Easier?
Many beginners to meditation find it difficult to ‘clear their mind’, they often find their mind, thoughts, feelings etc wandering during their meditation session. It’s for this reason one of the most simple meditation techniques for beginners is a focused attention meditation. Especially a guided visual meditation technique. This is because you’ll focus your attention during meditation on a particular sound, visual etc. This is stop your thoughts, feelings, emotions etc from wandering into areas you’re trying to free yourself from, and hence relax easier, quicker, and more effectively.
What is Visualisation Meditation?
It’s also known as ‘Zen meditation’, visual meditation is where you focus in on a peaceful, pleasant place that can be very beautiful to visit. This allows you to remove your self mentally from ‘unpleasant places’ or stress, and remain ‘present’ in your focused attention meditation.
How Can Guided Visual Meditation Help Me?
As a beginner to meditation or even someone that’s advanced, guided visual meditation can help you:
- Remain in your meditation longer, and deeper!
- Connect with your higher self.
- Receive the messages and guidance you seek from your spirit guides or higher self. Which I have detailed here, if you’re trying to connect with your spirit guides or gain some kind of clarity on a situation, person, place of thing a guided visualisation mediation may help you! It certainly helped me, I met my spirit guide, saw her and found out her name using a guided visual meditation. Check out the articles above.
- It’s also a practice of mindfulness.
- Most importantly it will relax you, help you sleep better, ground you, and has wonderful health benefits as with all kinds of meditation.
Brad Austen is the founder of Mindful Meditations, he has years of experience of developing wonderful simple meditation techniques for beginners. He has also sold thousands of them, and helped a lot of people! You could be one of them as was I. This guided meditation audio is a perfect starting place, no matter your level of experience with focused attention meditation, and guided visualisation meditation. It’s such a treat.
About The Visualisation Meditation Audio
These tracks will take you on an inner journey where all tension and stress will begin to melt away. It contains two guided visualizations and three guided meditations. It will equally suit a beginner or a more advanced meditator.
Meditation is an incredibly powerful tool in which mental, physical, emotional and spiritual health can be restored and maintained. Regular meditation will bring a calmer and more peaceful approach to life, more energy and vitality, and a deeper level of self-worth and awareness. Your physical stamina and health will improve along with your own intuitive and psychic abilities.
Clock Visualisation: (4:12)
A simple visualization technique that can be practiced whenever you are feeling anxious and overwhelmed. It is ideal when you have a busy day and need some time out. You visualize a clock on a wall. What speed are the hands spinning around the clock? You can consciously slow your mind down by slowing the hands spinning around the clock. This technique will teach you to slow your mind when you are feeling overwhelmed.
Psychic Protection Visualisation: (4:19)
This is a simple visualization technique that can be practiced in busy shopping centres, at work or anytime you feel overwhelmed by the energy of others. You visualize a bubble of light surrounding you; this bubble of protection is very strong and free from holes or imbalances. You visualize different colours in your aura, allowing healing and protection to take place.
Beach Meditation: (8:32)
This is a full body relaxation meditation to allow you to relax and connect with nature at the beach. You feel the warm sand beneath your feet. You feel the warm sun energizing your skin. You see the clear water and the waves crashing on the sand, you allow yourself to be at one with nature.
Grounding — Connecting to Source Meditation: (9:20)
This advanced meditation is a full body relaxation meditation and also allows you to ground to Mother Earth and connect with your Higher Self. You visualize roots extending down from the soles of your feet and connecting to the essence of Mother Earth. Then bringing your focus back to your body, you allow a ball of light to travel up your upper s and connect with your higher self. What messages does your higher self have for you?
Inner Peace — World Peace Meditation: (7:20)
This is a full body relaxation meditation that allows you to relax and then allow these inner feelings of peace and tranquility out into the world. You visualize a hologram of the earth in your hands. You are holding the planet in your hands and you begin to send healing pink energy to the planet.
This is a thirty- six minute guided visualisation meditation audio that’s perfect for use all in one go, or individually if you wish to have a short meditation. You’ll have instant access to all five MP3s which you can save on your device and use as and when needed. All you need is a quite place and your earphones. If you’re a beginner to meditation this short audio meditation that’s perfect for beginners, or those more advanced is an ideal starting place to solve the problem of lack of focus, wandering minds and not reaching or connecting with your ‘higher self’ during your meditation practice. It can also help to strengthen your ability to meditate, and open your third eye. Give it a go today, check it out here.