Want to go deep in meditation? Want more effective meditations? Then there are 15 very deep meditation techniques advanced meditators should try.
I previously shared the 31 best meditation techniques in the world. And I discussed how some of the deepest meditations are Taoist techniques.
Today, I’m going to show you the best deep meditation techniques that will take you further than ever before.
Some of these advanced meditation techniques are from Buddhism. Some are from yoga. And some are modern new-age style. Plus, there are tips for continuing your regular practise but in advanced ways.
They are all very deep meditation techniques that you need to try.
Will you dare to try them?
15 Very Deep Meditation Techniques Advanced Meditators Need To Try
So you’ve gotten stuck on your way to becoming enlightened. Use these deep meditation techniques to go further.
1: Focusing on others
Meditating to achieve personal happiness is one thing. Doing it for someone else’s happiness takes it in an all-new direction.
When you make someone else smile, you bring good vibrations to yourself. Perhaps the best way to go deeper in meditation is to help other people. This develops your own practice and brings the benefits to others too.
One strategy is to start doing Buddhist karma practices.
Buddha used to spend every morning meditating and then actively helping others. When you finish your meditation session, look for ways you can make other people happy or relieve their suffering.
2: Meditate for longer
To go deeper in meditation, take longer sessions. Simple as that.
What is the maximum time you have ever meditated for? An hour? Two hours? Four hours? A day? A weekend? Go long.
At meditation retreats, we often meditate for whole days.
Challenge yourself. Maybe you can make it to an hour, two hours. Go longer than usual, but make sure not to push too hard.
3: Another great advanced meditation technique is… Silence?
Nothing is more powerful than the sound of silence.
Silence occupies the universe.
Sir Francis Bacon said, “Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom.”
Learn to love silence.
Meditating on silence is one of the best deep meditation techniques. And all it requires is a focused mind and two open ears. This also gives way to some deep contemplation meditation.
There are many ways to use yoga as a deep meditation technique.
For starters, traditional styles of yoga can be done in a meditative way (just focus on pranayama, which is control of breathing).
Another excellent strategy is to start doing Pratyahara yoga, which is yoga for the mind.
I hesitated to use the word “Enemy” in the heading because no one is truly our enemy.
However, there are people we don’t get along with or who make us angry.
These people can be immensely powerful objects for focusing on when sitting.
Practice loving-kindness while extending thoughts of love and kindness to the people you do not generally get along with. Then act kindly towards them and show compassion in person to them.
6.\: Teach others
If you truly want to take your practice to an all-new level and you don’t mind putting in the work, then try teaching.
When you teach you gain an all-new understand of the practice and of other people. And it’s not as much work as you might think.
7: Change Technique
At times you’ll want to try a different method.
Trust me; you haven’t tried them all.
How do I know that? Because we’re continually discovering new meditation techniques.
If you’ve already tried Anapanasati, body scan, Alpha and Merkaba meditation, then there is always maum. Simply put: there are still new styles to try.
8: Meditative dance / dynamic meditation
Some deep meditation techniques are advanced in the sense that they are literally very hard to do. And some methods are advanced insofar as only seasoned meditators will truly give them a shot. For example, Osho’s Nataraj.
Dynamic style is a movement-based meditation from Osho that he created in the 1970s.
Funny thing about this: When Osho created active meditation in the 70s, he was actually trying to make meditation easier. But most meditators you speak to have never actually gotten around to doing this technique. I know meditators who have done virtually every Buddhist and yogic meditation, but somehow they’ve never tried dynamic methods. Weird.
So when you’re bored of sitting or lying down, get moving.
9: Practice it somewhere public
Do you want a very deep meditation technique or a technique that trains your mind in surprising ways?
For the latter, try practising in a public place. You will not go as deep as you usually do, but you will train your mind big-time.
I personally love meditating on the bus. Yes, the bus. It’s busy. It’s full of strangers. It’s noisy. It’s basically the absolute worst place to meditate. And because of that, it is a challenge.
Sit somewhere public and meditate for one hour without opening your eyes. I’ve personally done this in the dark at night in the city, but there are obvious risks to doing that and I don’t recommend it.
This is a style that comes from martial arts.
Wing Chun Kung Fu incorporates the use of blindfolds.
When you blindfold yourself and try to move, you force yourself to rely on senses other than sight.
On a day-off, blindfold yourself, then try to carry out your day.
Be safe, though.
And because I don’t want to get sued, I have to point out that you probably shouldn’t do this at any time ever because it’s not safe; it will make your meditation deeper though.
11: Meditative Lifestyle
Most people meditate at specific times.
They spend twenty minutes or so practising. And then that’s it. They return to their usual way of life.
If you want to get the most from your practice, meditate the whole day while doing your everyday activities.
Washing up? Do it mindfully.
Talking to someone? Again, do it mindfully?
Walking somewhere? Make it a Zen walk. Running? Zen run. It goes on.
Make it your life.
Your current lifestyle is a source of some of the deepest meditation techniques. And all you have to do is look for ways to meditate while going about your fay.
12: Focus on pain
Hmmmm…. disclaimer time.
Ask a doctor.
But the next time you are in pain, you could always meditate on it.
13: Binaural Beats and Tibetan Singing Bowls
Personally, I am not into binaural beats at all because they are unnatural.
I would personally much prefer to find a waterfall and meditate on its sound.
But it’s obviously a heck of a lot easier to navigate to Youtube than it is to navigate to a waterfall. So, hit up Youtube, find some binaural beats and listen.
Alternativey, use a Tibetan Singing bowl.
Tukdam is a Buddhist method used near the time of death.
Believe it or not, there are reports that some monks have lived to 200 by staying in Tukdam state.
Read my guide to Tukdam Meditation.
15.:Make It Oh So Wonderful
If you want to do a deep meditation technique that is more effective than usual, simply employ a few tools.
For starters, make sure that your space is perfect. The environment you meditate in has a huge effect on the depth of our meditative state.
Also add tools like Tibetan Singing Bowls and gongs. And you might like to add some aromatherapy, herbs, or other serenity-inducing additives.
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