The How to Meditate IQ Matrix explores the value of meditation and how to turn it into an empowering daily practice. These days, the act of meditation comes in many different forms. There is guided meditation, mantra meditation, mindfulness meditation, and transcendental meditation, to name just a few. However, no matter what form of meditation you choose to practice, the benefits are very much shared across the board. One area where meditation is of tremendous value relates back to stress management. Meditation helps us to focus inward and away from the daily stresses that life brings our way. The more often you practice meditation the more mindful and self-aware you become, and the less stress you subsequently experience. All of which helps you grow stronger emotionally. This map walks you through a four-step process you can use to get started with your meditation practice. And with practice, you will progressively develop a more calming nature and increased emotional intelligence.
Here is a quick breakdown of each branch of the How to Meditate mind map.
- Meditation: The first branch of this map explores what meditation is and the tremendous value it can bring to our lives. The benefits of meditation range from the physical, to the emotional, to the mental and spiritual. But only through consistent daily practice can we begin to realize the tremendous value of meditation.
- Types of Meditation: The second branch of this map explores six types of meditation. These meditation practices include guided meditation, mantra meditation, mindfulness meditation, and transcendental meditation. Qigong, Tai Chi, and Yoga have also been included here. These are not traditional forms of meditation, but they’re a form of meditation nevertheless that incorporates mindfulness and elegant body movements and postures.
- Meditation Process: The final two branches of this map explore a four-step process to help you get started with meditation. The first step is a preparatory stage where you prepare yourself for the practice of meditation. The second step is about finding a level of comfort. The third step involves the act of meditating, and the final step provides guidelines on how to continue your meditation practice over an extended period.
This map provides a roadmap and framework for how to meditate. Referencing it regularly and committing it to memory will help you to embed these principles into your subconscious mind.
A mind map, of course, does this beautifully because it mirrors the synaptic connections made in your brain as you try to establish new habits of thought and behavior. It brings together key concepts and ideas that help your brain to fully integrate and process this information. The brain, subsequently, rewires itself as it attempts to establish new habits of mind. It’s an ideal tool for creating lasting change and transformation.
Progressively working through this map and integrating these principles into your daily meditation practice will allow you to begin experiencing the value of meditation. Now, of course, meditation is a skill that takes time to master. However, with discipline, patience, and consistent application, you will progressively notice small changes in your body and mind that will make a world of difference over the long-run.
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