What Meditations for Anxiety Best Fit You?

We encounter many stressors in our daily lives, which can trigger anxiety that manifests in physical symptoms. Meditation is one way to manage anxiety, as it helps create  space between ourselves and our situation. But, with so many types of meditation it can be hard to know where to start. If you don’t know where to begin, answer the following questions and see which meditation best fits you! 

1. Why do you want to practice meditation?


2. Have you tried meditation before?


3. Do you prefer having a teacher or instructor to guide you through the meditation process?


4. How much time do you have in a day for meditation?


5. What major pain point would you like to address through meditation?


6. Which aspect of meditation do you enjoy the most?


7. For you, which environment is the most conducive for meditation? 


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Majority Result Meaning
A Mindfulness & Guided Meditation Mindfulness meditation is great for people who are looking to alleviate anxious thoughts and behaviors. It helps ground you to the present moment, rather than getting stuck in the past or future. Guided meditation is especially helpful for beginners who need instructors for a healthy meditation session. 
B Focused Meditation Focused meditation uses external influences like physical objects (beads) or visual and auditory stimuli (listening to the sound of a gong). These act as a bridge to connect practitioners to the moment. It is a great way to enhance focus and improve attentiveness to the surroundings. 
C Movement Meditation This is an active kind of meditation where movement binds you to the present. This practice includes walking, tai chi, gardening, and even cooking! Other types of gentle movement can induce this kind of meditative state. This type of meditation will require more instruction. 
D Loving-Kindness Meditation Loving-kindness meditation is aimed at cultivating a sense of love and appreciation for one’s self. This type of meditation includes reciting positive affirmations for ourselves, and for others.
E or No Majority Any Kind of Meditation Looks like you can choose any type of meditation that you’re feeling at the moment. You are highly versatile and most likely will respond well to any meditation techniques. 

There are many ways to meditate, but finding the best one for your goals and preferences helps you stick to the habit. This quiz is a good starting point, but it’s also important to try different types. If you’re interested in learning more about the different types of meditation, check out this blog article. Have fun in your next meditation session!