March 23, 2023

The Benefits of Silent Meditation

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Silent meditation is a powerful tool to help you build inner balance, mindfulness, and a more peaceful way of life. It also promotes self-awareness and gives you an opportunity to see yourself clearly.

It's a challenge to sit in silence for extended periods of time, especially if you have never done it before. But with persistence and a little patience, silent meditation can become easier over time.

Some of the benefits of silent meditation include improved sleep, less stress, and increased focus. In addition, silent meditation may help calm your fight-or-flight response and improve your ability to regulate emotions, says Fisher.

If you're new to silent meditation, guided sessions can be helpful to begin with. In these guided meditations, a trained instructor will guide your practice with an intention and a word of encouragement or gratitude at the end.

A silent meditation retreat can also be an excellent place to try this type of meditation. During these retreats, you will spend up to 10 days in a secluded setting where you are expected to practice silent meditation for several hours each day.

You can also meditate on your own at home if you would like to do so without the distraction of other people. Just find a quiet space and sit cross-legged on a cushion or chair, with your hands resting on your lap.

When meditating, bring your attention back to your breath, bodily sensations, or any other object of focus as thoughts arise. Eventually, your mind will settle into a solitary quiet that's both pleasant and relaxing.

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