Different kinds of meditation practices

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    Sep 10, 2017 3:20 PM GMT
    Hey guys, does anyone on here have a regular meditation practice? If so, what kind of meditation do you practice and do you switch from one kind of meditation over the other. How do you choose what kind of meditation you want to do on a given day?

    I am very new to meditation and would like to learn how to meditate better.

    The extent of my meditation experience is visualization for performance purposes. I train in karate. I find it very beneficial when I visualize my karate katas before a tournament or before my karate grading. But aside from visualization, other meditation practices, such as mindfulness meditation, I tend to struggle and my mind wanders within minutes. Do you guys have tips on how to meditate better? Or what are some of the indicators that I am on the right track!

    Thanks guys.

    Joe
  • roadbikeRob

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    Sep 30, 2017 12:32 PM GMT
    Unfortunately, I am not familiar with different types of meditation although it would be to my advantage to see what types of meditation would be beneficial for me. I suffer from mild depression and sleep disorders.
  • Mulligan108

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    Jan 13, 2018 9:35 PM GMT
    I've been doing TM, Transcendental Meditation, for many years. It is simple, easy and very effective. Much more powerful than mindfulness or any of these apps or guided meditations. But you will need to learn one on one with a certified TM teacher and it will cost you almost $1,000 for an adult, less if you are a student or on a fixed income. Well worth it. Scholarships available if you are really financially strapped.
  • PocketBear90

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    Jan 21, 2018 4:51 PM GMT
    I practice zen meditation about 10-30 minutes a day. Having ADD, I have a lot of "thought storms" in my head. Zen meditation helps me get better control over it.