It seems to be very near the truth, if we say that Buddhist were the inventors of the meditation. The Buddhist meditation techniques are the best and worldwide recommended for the stress relief. In fact, meditation is a top priority element of the Buddhism. You will find dozens of meditation techniques based on Buddhist phenomena. The holy script of the Buddhist reveals complete details of meditation techniques. Lord Buddha adopted these meditation techniques for peace of mind during his life.

Practice is an essential part of the meditation and important than theoretical knowledge of its techniques. There are two basic techniques which are commonly used in these days due to their best productivity.

Tranquility or peace is the first method in the Buddhist meditation techniques. The main purpose of this technique is concentration of mind. The learner can choose any subjects from the 40 topics. It includes ten stages of concentration lessons, like discs of different colors, candle flame or other lights, water, etc. It also includes a variety of bodily decay such as rotting corpse. Breath control is usually the next technique including deep breathing exercises. This mindfulness breathing technique is fundamental and compulsory meditation exercise for every student. There are many benefits of this exercise. It helps to calm the mind by removing the inner chatter. The student feels much confident and pays accurate attention. With the help of this technique, students gain control over many mental hindrances of their life, such as sensual desire, doubt and sloth, anxiety, and ill-will. The next stage is the final stage where the student feels actual happiness.

Insight is the next method in the Buddhist meditation techniques. In this technique, the students learn to see the things as their actual existence. The students get rid of aversions in this technique to reduce the effects in rational judgment. They learn to accept the truth, even if it is not according to their taste. This is the initial stage in this technique and called as bare awareness. The students also needed three existence marks, which are essential in the phenomena. These three marks are suffering, not-self, and impermanence. The breath meditation exercise is also a part of this technique which helps them gain the enlightenment.

However, many people use both Buddhist meditation techniques at the same time in their practical life.

Next stage is the developing of kindness and loving. This technique directly changes the emotional habits of the students and helps them become more positive in their emotions. The students become more patient, kind to others as well as to themselves, and keen to understand others. This technique also teaches them to forgive others on their mistakes.

Mantra meditation is adopted by the every student of the Buddhist meditation techniques. In this technique, the followers use a simple phrase of their choice and repeat it at even-pace whether loud or internally. It helps them to calm their mind against any damage and pain due to any mischief. Most of the people think that this technique is only consist of spiritual phrases, but it is not true, you can select any poem as mantra to calm your mind during anxiety.

Author's Bio: 

Jill Magso is a member of the Silva Team and contributes to spreading enlightened ideas and sharing teachings about meditation practices. The Silva Method encompasses a variety of powerful exercises that take you deep into Alpha and Theta levels of the mind so that you can work within your subconscious as well as your conscious mind.