I have been around the block of the meditation world for a while. I started out with Zen, because it seemed to come closest to a philosophical rather than a religious approach. I checked out mindfulness, insight meditation and Tibetan Buddhism. I've done guided meditations, drumming journeys, breath work, kundalini yoga and pretty much everything in between. But the technique that had the most palpable effect on me is what may be described as "space meditation", and was made popular by the scientist Joe Dispenza.
Dispenza created a mediation sequence that is called the "Blessing of the Energy Centers". It is designed to bring the chakras back into balance, which leads not just to physical but also to emotional coherence. It is designed around imagining your body and energy centers in space, and it is narrated on top of very powerful, trance inducing music.
It is this simple method that brings the brain waves, which are usually out of balance if you live in the modern world, back into balance. When we suffer from anxiety or depression, and negative feelings like anger or guilt dominate the mind, our energy field is incoherent. It can manifest in physical symptoms like chronic tension or pain, fatigue and low energy, and more severe illness.
The body stores all our negative emotions, and becomes energetically imbalanced. Everything is energy - feelings, thoughts, physical movement. When our energy body is in harmony, our emotions are brought back to harmony as well. If you can make this meditation a part of your daily routine, with time you will feel a lot better.
Gerti Schoen is a writer and psychotherapist. In her spare time she enjoys learning, being in nature and around animals.