Meditation should be a healing process. A process that involves introspection and helps you understand yourself better. Added benefits can also include increasing productivity and mindfulness. One of the various techniques which can be used is focused meditation. A technique that can add to the skillset you already possess. It’s also a technique that may help you believe in yourself and build confidence to try and achieve whatever you have in mind.
What is focused meditation?
Focused meditation can be a useful tool for people who want to try meditation for stress relief. This meditation style allows you to focus your attention on an object, sound, or sensation rather than trying to achieve a clear mind without a specific focal point. You do not need an instructor for the same which makes it accessible to anyone with a few minutes of time, something to focus on, and a quiet place.
Being able to exercise focused attention simply means being able to direct your attention, becoming aware of your mind has wandered, and then being able to redirect it and focus. Focused meditation can also be of great help to people who have short attention spans.
Benefits of focused meditation
- Helps reduce stress
- Sharpens your cognition
- Increases attention span
- Great way to introspect
How to get started
Getting started with this technique is as easy as other meditation techniques. Here’s how you can begin:-
- Choose a target of your focus
- Get into a comfortable position
- Relax your body
- Turn your attention to a chosen target
- Calm your inner voice
- Don’t worry about failure
While following all of this keep in mind that to help develop a practice that is tailored to your experience, enjoyment, and environment you need to give it time. Start off with shorter sessions and keep alternating with different meditation methods. Choose a time that suits you well and stick to it.
Where can you learn focused meditation?
You can practice this at a time and place of your comfort and convenience. You can also take a break from your work for 5 minutes and practice focused meditation or after a workout.
Apart from these, there are apps that will help you with understanding focused meditation personally.
For the same, you can check out-
Headspace app: It is best for people who need to stay calm on a regular basis and need constant reminding.
ThinkRight .me app: It uses the power of meditation and different mindfulness techniques to help you grow mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.
Apart from these are there are meditation centers where you can practice these techniques as well:-
AyurYoga Eco Ashram, Mysuru
Arhanta Yoga Ashram, Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh
Hope this helps in achieving your goals, increasing productivity, and finding peace within yourself.