The phrase itself is an explanation of its meaning. If you still find it somewhat vague, picture these: a person or a group of people meditating and guided through the process by a professional guide; a person reading a meditation script while you meditate; a cassette or CD you bought or prepared yourself to help you through the mediation process. All of these are examples of a guided meditation. Since one is supposed to acquire a state of deep relaxation during any meditation, guides are a good motivator.
So what is nice about a guided meditation? Well for one a guided meditation is often cheaper than a private session. If you use tools like CD’s or cassettes or if you ask the help of a friend to guide you, it wouldn’t cost you as much as a private session would. Though, these private sessions are considered as guided meditations as well. A guided meditation can make you understand the basics of meditation more clearly. It can help you get rid of all distractions and meditate more effectively. Most of the group guided meditation has particular goals, from physical healing to spiritual-related goals. While guided meditation may be used to achieve healing, the guides are not the healers though. Your naturally healthy state is just being restored through the flow of energy freed by your meditation.
A lot of websites offer information on self meditation and guided meditation. Most of these sites even provide prepared scripts, sounds, and several calming images for exercise to help you stay focused. One good site to visit is www.selfhealingexpressions.com. It is a virtual guided meditation room of some sort with the same goals – to provide you minutes of deep relaxation and reflection.
If you think adults are the only ones who need meditations, think again. There is actually an online guided meditation site for kids. Visiting www.susankramer.com will take kids to a place so serene and revitalizing. The prepared scripts are very interesting and will mostly make kids stay focus on the meditation exercises.
Some guided meditations provide around thirty minutes of relaxing music to calm the mind and body. A guide’s voice can sometimes be heard over the beat of the music t cue you on what to think of and how to stay more deeply focused. These guided meditations can be practiced alone or with a group. Using CD’s or cassettes commercially available will also give you the same features.
A guided meditation is perfect for people who are still learning the basics of meditation. While it may be somewhat lengthy for those first timers, it can still provide them with a lot of tips on how to go about acquiring a feeling of deep calmness.