The word Vipassana literally means “to come and see”. Designed to be an introspection your inner self, Vipassana is an interesting yet simple form of meditation which was initially started by Lord Buddha. The essence of Vipassana is to monitor your breath with complete awareness as you meditate. Because of the simplicity of concept, Vipassana is considered to be the meditation form of the future, which can be easily practiced by one and all. The only trick is to monitor every breath you take, as you breathe in and breathe out. There are several Vipassana meditation techniques which can help you to be relentlessly aware of each and every breath as and when you meditate. Initially, when you begin implementing these techniques, you will need to practice them in complete isolation. This will help you to master the techniques of Vipassana meditation eventually. Once mastered, you can apply them anywhere, anytime.
Although there could be many, three of the most basic Vipassana meditation techniques are explained below.
Although there are several other techniques of Vipassana which are commonly practiced, these are some of the basic ones which promise a great beginning. Once you are well versed with these, you can probably move to higher Vipassana techniques.
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