Meditation may be as old as humanity. During the long history of Free Meditation app, different techniques were used by different meditators, in different parts of the world, at different times.
Many forms of meditation exist today, but one of the most popular is "guided meditation". It is a meditation technique most suited for beginners because it requires no previous training or effort to enjoy.
However, even experienced meditators can find them most helpful.
A "guided meditation" simply means using some verbal instructions that lead you step-by-step into a state of consciousness.
In those meditations, you are guided by a voice - either live or recorded - through your entire meditative experience. A soothing voice will lead your imagination on a particular journey with an intention to achieve some general or specific purpose.
Those with general purpose usually aim at quieting the mind and achieving deep relaxation. Those with a specific purpose could include: healing, self-improvement, replacing negative programming, behavior modification or releasing negative emotions that are preventing you from becoming enlightened. Utilizing the power of visualizations, those meditations can bring positive personal changes. There are some that evoke higher states of consciousness and stimulate energies dormant in human bodies.
Some guided meditation only last for five minutes, other are forty or more minutes long. Many use tranquil meditative music throughout the recording or live experience.
You will be asked to sit or lay in a comfortable position to begin the relaxing sequence. A kind voice will be moving you through the process until you are deeply relaxed. It will remind you to draw attention to your breath instead of the mind chatter. It will ask you to bring your attention into your body and relax deeply into the moment. Many guided meditations ask you to imagine certain images that evoke certain experiences and emotions.
When we reach the state of deep relaxation, our subconsciousness is open to positive suggestions. That can be the goal of the guided meditation, or you may use it only for relaxation and stress reduction.
You will be gradually brought back to a state of normal awareness, feeling refreshed and relaxed.
Guided meditations can be experienced in a class, through websites, phone apps, podcasts, and CDs. You could have someone speak or read a guided meditation to you, or read your own onto a recorder and play it back to yourself.
With this recordings, you can bring your meditative Free Meditation app experiences with you wherever you go and use it at any time it suits you.