Meditation Articles

This section includes a number of articles about meditation which I hope you find useful and interesting. Below you'll find all the articles listed along with brief descriptions of their content.

The articles are divided among three categories. If you're just wondering about what meditation is, try looking under the Introductory Topics. If you're looking to learn meditation for the first time, check out the articles under Meditation for Beginners. And if you're an old hand at meditation or are looking for a specific practice, check out the More Advanced Stuff.


Introduction to Meditation

What is Meditation?

What is meditation? How to meditate? Why meditate? The answers to these questions are likely different from what you expect. Read more...

Benefits of Meditation

Meditation provides many benefits, ranging from physical health to emotional well-being to intellectual improvement. Find out more about meditation's benefits from this comprehensive article. Read more...

Hazards of Meditation

There are four different kinds of hazards associated with learning meditation: of self-inquiry, of faulty methodology, of the tradition, and what could be called organizational hazards. Read more...


Meditation for Beginners

Quick Start Guide to Meditation

A short description of how to meditate, useful for beginners and anyone who finds they are having difficulty meditating. Read more...

A Beginning Meditation Method

A complete description of how to meditate for beginners. Read more...

How To Sit For Meditation

There are various ways you can sit for meditation practice - not just the traditional, cross-legged style. Learn about the pros and cons of each meditation posture in this article. Read more...

Use of an Anchor in Meditation

One effective means of meditation is to first establish an anchor that will help you automatically trigger the meditative state of mind. This article goes into depth on how to do that using either a mantra or the breath. Read more...

Obstacles to Meditation

How to deal with obstacles during meditation, like distractions, sleepiness, frustration, irritation and boredom. Read more...


Advanced Meditation

61 Points Relaxation Meditation

The 61 points meditation technique helps to instill deep relaxation in the practitioner. Learn how to do it with this comprehensive description. Read more...

61 Points Reference Chart

You can print out this quick reference chart of all the 61 points in order to learn the 61 points meditation technique. Read more...

An Overview of Concentration

What is concentration, and how can you best learn how to increase your powers of concentration? Meditation and relaxation are the keys, as discussed in this article. Read more...

Concentrating to Overcome Distractions

If you are feeling distracted during meditation, then by watching for the moment distractions arise, you can Read more...

Concentration and Trataka Meditation

Trataka (sanskrit for "steady gazing") is a concentration exercise that takes us deep into the very crux of the concentrative act. Learn trataka step-by-step in this helpful article. Read more...

Concentration and Use of a Mantra

Suggestions on how to use a mantra in a non-magical, non-religious way in order to deepen your concentration during meditation practice. Read more...

Concentration and Watching the Breath

Concentrating on the breath is a time-tested concentration technique that can be practiced at various levels of difficulty. Learn how to practice at these different levels in this article. Read more...

Lucid Sleeping (Yoga Nidra)

There are various techniques for inducing lucid sleeping (also known as Yoga Nidra) - learn one of them from this comprehensive article. Read more...

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