For quite awhile now, I have been meditating using the transcendental technique where you sit in a chair and repeat a mantra. It has been quite effective for me, putting me in a form of trance and achieving bliss.
I have recently been reading books by Krishnamurti who was a teacher of enlightenment that never offered any guru or religious connotations.
He advises that repeating a mantra in meditation is a form of self hypnosis and says it is ‘stupid’. He recommends discovering what you think and exploring self knowledge and through this method you can achieve an inner silence.
I am mixing it up by using both methods at present.
I also nod slightly when meditating and concentrate on my breathing.
What techniques do you use to meditate? Do you ever experience states of bliss, inner peace and calmness? Do you think about things as you meditate?
What is your type of meditation called? How long have you been doing it? How often do you practice it and for how long?
I just thought it would be interesting to discuss.