Part 2 of a 4-part ‘Guide to Meditation’

Your Life Is Your Meditation (I): Examples of SELF Meditations

My personal review of “Internal Meditation” practices that are part of the 9 basic types of meditation.

Alan Lew
14 min readAug 30, 2021


by Petr Meissner (, cc-by)

This article follows my introductory article: Meditation Explainer: the What, Why & How of Meditating. There is some overlap between the end of that article and the start of this article.

In the introductory article, I identified 3 Forms of Meditation:
— [1] Self Meditations — meditating independently of any external influences
[2] Guided Meditationsmeditating while listening to an external source
— [3] Active Meditationsphysically participating in an activity

Each of these Forms has 3 Types, for a total of 9 Types (see my personal list below for those). The What, Why & How article describes each of the 9 types in a general overview.

Forms & Types of Meditation — CLICK TO ENLARGE — by Alan Lew, cc-by



Alan Lew
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