The Battle between Mindfulness and Active Meditation

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The Battle between Mindfulness and

Active Meditation

Optimistic or pessimistic thoughts and feelings, noises, the things you see – everything around you, may it be distraction or not should be received as you do mindfulness meditation. You are not to exclude anything with this type of meditation; all you need to do is sit down in peace and perceive any past or present events and feel any emotions you might encounter in the course of meditating.
Mindfulness meditation however is contradictory to active meditation. This type of meditation involves not pure sitting but letting your body move – from slow to intense movements. It is a process where a practitioner can undo all suppression as well as negative emotions by letting the body move and easily go into stillness. Check out this video link on The Difference Between Mindfulness and Meditation?

Posture Talk

Posture is important in mindfulness meditation so that energy will flow better. A comfortable seating position should be selected; it does not matter whether it is lotus, Burmese or Seiza positions.  Let your hands rest on top of your thighs. The palms of your hand should be on a downward position.
On the other hand, posture is not extremely important with active meditation. You can do any movements you wish to undertake such as walking, dancing, or stumping of feet. Shouting, laughing and crying can be incorporated as you move.

The Meditation Process

Once you have assumed a comfortable seating position, you are now ready to undertake the mindfulness meditation wherein you need to become aware of the current moment. You should experience what is happening right now at this very moment where you would welcome yet slowly dissolve the fear, rage, qualms, and reservations in life.
Mindfulness meditation teaches you to be conscious of what is happening in your life as well as your environment. It lets you witness the good and the bad events. Most importantly, it lets you respond in a positive way to the matters you have become aware of.
Release of tension and stress may be the comparable factor between mindfulness and active meditation. There are five processes a practitioner should undertake with active meditation.
1. Do frenzied and unsystematic breathing. This is done with the belief that it is through breathing which invites repression so it is also in breathing that it will be freed.
2. Act mad. This is done in order to free yourself from negative emotions you are keeping within. When you do this step, you need not be serious. You need to act mad and play with your body.  Jump, dance or jog if you want to. Let shouting, laughter or wailing accompany your actions.
3. Release Hoo! You need to repeatedly say, scream or yell “Hoo!” By doing this, you are increasing your sex energy.
4. Stop. Whatever position you are in when the leader says stop, immediately put an end to everything that you are doing and be still with the position you have. Now is the time to discern.
5. Celebrate.
The type of meditation to undertake varies from one person to the other. There are instances that mindfulness meditation may work well for you but not for your partner. The most important aspect of meditation is the result – you need to feel good and relieved.

Author: Ericka Bates

Hello! I'm Ericka Bates. I am a wife and mother of 2. Totally nosey with the ability to read. Therefore a great researcher. Things I like to look into autism treatments, health, meditation, and personal development. In much of my findings with autism, stress came up a lot. Stress turned out to be the cause for most health problems. Know what can defeat stress? Meditation! Meditation is not only a great way to get rid of stress, but it's also used to reduce anxiety, depression, anger, lower blood pressure and increase your creativity. There are many forms of meditation and right now I am actively practicing 4. I sit quietly and watch my breath. At first this was hard. My mind kept wondering, I was sitting in thought. Now my mind still wonders some, but I think that I'm getting the hang of it. Hey, practice makes perfect right. Walking is my favorite form of meditation. I listen to a podcast while walking and when I'm done I feel relaxed. Gratefulness or Gratitude is another good one. When I get upset, I stop and think okay, what's five things that's good about this situation. This calms me down and makes me feel better. Like the saying goes happiness is a choice and I wanna be happy. Happiness just doesn't show up you have to produces that kind of energy for yourself. Visualization is the fourth form of meditation I practice. I have a vision board with pictures of the things I want and the things I want to do. The pictures are fun to find, cut out, arrange, pin up and their nice to look at every day. Because your only choosing the things you like and want to do makes this form of meditation a joy to have in your life. It wasn't hard making meditation a part of my every day life. Now I feel that meditation is the foundation to anyone's personal development. Hopefully you'll find a form or forms of meditation that's just right for you too.

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