One of the most useful tools I have discovered over the past 10 years for dealing with difficult thoughts and negative emotions.
It only takes 10-15 minutes and you can practice anywhere, at home, on the train, in your lunch break, and it does not cost a penny!!!
Meditation can also help us to understand our own mind. We can learn how to transform our mind from negative to positive, from disturbed to peaceful, from unhappy to happy.
If you need to find forgiveness
Try lovingkindness meditation: Popular in the West, this practice is similar to some Tibetan traditions around developing compassion, but is essentially a relatively new form of meditation. You repeat a mantra related to freedom from fear and suffering, shifting your intention to different people in your life and yourself.
If you are looking for more energy
Try Kundalini meditation: Kundalini is a yoga practice, but also a philosophy and the name of energy in Tantric yoga practices and Hindu spiritual practices. This energy rises through the chakras, from the base of your spine to the crown of your head and onward.
Kundalini Yoga: The Key to Kicking Bad Habits for Good
You may get a small thrill from eating sugary foods, spending money, checking your phone, throwing back another drink, or having sex with a toxic ex, but chances are you’re just distracting yourself from stress and pain that you don’t want to deal with, removing yourself from the present moment—and jeopardizing your long-term health and well-being in the process.
Kundalini Yoga, specifically, is designed to strengthen intuition and willpower
Meditation to Release Stress and Clear Past Emotions
Come to a comfortable cross-legged sitting position. Place your fingertips together, forming a tepee with your hands, fingers pointing up and thumbs pointing toward your heart center. Look at the tip of your nose and inhale for 5 seconds, hold the breath for 5 seconds, then exhale for 5 seconds. Continue for 11 minutes then relax. If your breath is unsteady and shallow, it sends a signal to your body that its needs are not being met. This meditation creates a steady breath rhythm so that your body and mind can release stress and habitual ways of being.