Visualization (or guided imagery) Meditation Introduction
Visualization meditation is a guided practice where the meditator is taken on a sensory journey "visualizing" a place, person or thing in order to connect more deeply with the object of the visualization or to provide a "space" for relaxing and stepping back from something in order to gain perspective. Visualization can also help us relax deeply enough for ideas and inspiration to flow more freely. Many people feel as if on a mental vacation - giving some quiet, peace and stillness - in order to refocus and reconnect to what is truly important.
Meditation Tip of the Week
Make your meditation area beautiful.
Who doesn’t want to sit down and meditate in an inspiring and beautiful space that uplifts you! Having a dedicated space with things you love (a photo, painting, flower, crystal, view of scenery) can do a lot to bringing a deeper sense of connection to your practice. Choose a place in your space and place items that bring your joy, comfort, inspiration. Of course, sometimes our meditation is on the go and we are where we are but when you can – experience your meditation in your beautiful place.
Many people believe that visualization and meditation are two very different things but when paired together, they can help you focus, relax, and balance you mind and body. Visualization uses the mind's eye to help imagine a place or situation. Checkout this article on types of visualization and how they can work for you!