Historical Buddha Meditation Techniques: Part 2

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Buddhist meditation techniques are an excellent way to enhance your spiritual life. One type of Buddhist meditation technique is called “sitting meditation.” Buddhist sitting meditation is different from the standard sitting meditation, as it focuses more on mindfully observing things around you rather than meditating on the breath or on things being thought. In addition to sitting meditation, there are other forms of Buddhist meditation. All have proven benefits and can help you become a much better person.

Situna: Buddhist Meditation Techniques

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Abbot of Wat Chalong monks in Burma, practicing sitting meditation in both straight and curved postures. Sit like a small duck and just observe things around you. There are different types of Buddhist meditation techniques for relaxation, including; pranayam (Bodhisattva), samadhi, media, paskallatkara, yonibedha, and kayas. There are also different types of yoga relaxation techniques.


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Also known as mindfulness, kama means “to know,” and in this form of meditation, monks observe no thoughts or words but just observe the action of breathing. As with sitting meditation, there are other forms of kama for relaxation. The goal of kama is to develop insight and awaken consciousness toward the present moment.


WAHM or “wardi” means “workings,” and it is related to mental concentration and relaxation. Buddhist meditation practices such as “anga” and “Visaya” are related to works with words.

Tonic Affirm

A flavor of air, tinnitus can produce sounds like ringing or buzzing in the ears. In some cases, tinnitus does not even disappear after an auditory stimulus, such as exposure to loud music. To alleviate this symptom, Buddhist practices like hay (concentration on the breath) and tonic alertness (with this form of meditation, the mind stays focused on the breath) can be practiced.


This refers to the process of causing the body to release energy from the root body through the skin, muscles, or organs. It also involves the use of a mantra, which is repeated thought or sound. Different types of Buddhist meditation for anatsyav meditation involve the activation of various systems, such as the sympathetic nervous system (which regulates the functions of the immune system), the parasympathetic nervous system, the digestive system, the respiratory system, the cardiovascular system, the digestive process, and the skin.

Second Aid

This refers to the practice of not trying to control movements of the body while it is in motion. This is called “hand movement concentration” in the Buddhist texts. It differs from distraction or centering on an object during meditation. There have been no scientific studies comparing the effectiveness of these practices with those of the first two forms of mediation.

Biblical Studies

According to some scientific studies, some of the Buddhist meditation practices, such as: haha, mantra, and anal, may also reduce the symptoms of depression and anxiety, as well as the symptoms and signs of other health problems, such as diabetes and heart disease. However, all of these findings remain controversial and need more in-depth analysis.

Science Factors

Scientists generally agree that mediation involves an interaction between an inner person (the mediator) and an external person (the subject). Various theories have been developed to explain how mediation affects the mind and its processes. Among these theories are:

Security And Execution

According to the Buddhist teachings, the practices are performed with utmost awareness, compassion, and mindfulness, within a safe and non-judgmental context. They are therefore not considered as “meditations,” despite the similarity between the word and the name. They are believed to be acts of self-discipline and commitment with specific goals and implementation.

Hypothetic State

The results of some scientific studies seem to indicate that the meditator is in a “hypnotic state” at the beginning of each session. However, the exact nature and reason for this phenomenon have not been fully explained. In some traditions, the practitioner is said to enter a trance-like state after attaining enlightenment. Others argue that it is due to the influence of the teacher or guru. In other traditions, the practitioner is said to be in a superconscious or other similar states where only rational thoughts are possible.

Increased Arousal

The results of scientific studies seem to indicate that the meditative processes practiced by Buddhist monks can induce increased arousal of brain chemicals associated with arousal and relaxation. Such brain chemicals, known as “binaural brainwaves,” are said to be released during the process of mediation. These increased arousal levels are thought to facilitate the process of meditation and may contribute to the relaxation experienced during the actual meditation sessions.

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