“The 6 Phase Meditation Method” by Vishen Lakhiani

The 6 Phase Meditation Method

Vishen Lakhiani
Rodale Books (2022)
ISBN: 978-0593234655
Reviewed by Leigh Kimberly Zoby for Reader Views (01/2023)

“The 6 Phase Meditation Method” is a comprehensive guide which employs both the physical and emotional health benefits of meditation in an updated manner to fit today’s lifestyles. Lakhiani’s straightforward approach takes away the intimidation behind an ancient practice, modernizing it into a program anyone can follow.

Rest assured, you will not be contorting your body into strange poses or need a large space to find Zen. This method begins in bed upon awakening. The knowledge acquired within the book is taken steps further by downloading the accompanying Mindvalley app. Techniques of creative visualization are recommended to further enhance the meditative experience. The six core phases consist of love, happiness, forgiveness, visualization of your future self, the perfect day, and blessing. Each of these phases expands off the pages of the book with further instruction and guided meditations on the Mindvalley App. 

Forget everything you think you know about meditation, this is not your mother’s yoga program. “The 6 Phase Meditation Method” is easy to follow and only requires approximately twenty minutes per day. Taking Lakhianis advice, I downloaded the Mindvalley app and tested phase one immediately after waking. I found his voice mesmerizing as I participated in the guided meditation on compassion. I also enjoyed the background music options that invoke a feeling of calm. After only one session I felt relaxed, happier than usual and patient. 

Though at first I was annoyed by continuously having to switch between the book and Mindvalley app, I soon realized the book is meant to educate and inform as you learn about the phases. Once that knowledge is acquired the book may be set aside to concentrate solely on Mindvalley. Each of the six phases adds upon one another as you progress with the program lengthening the time meditating and benefits gained. I like the fact that after only a week’s time, I have the ability to complete the full meditation. Mastery comes through practice. 

The writing style is intimate while remaining educational. A few times celebrity endorsements are mentioned which I cringed over. I personally couldn’t care less which professional athlete uses meditation to visualize success. I believe this is a fast-paced method for beginners ready to jump in and discover the benefits of meditation. Personally, I plan to use “The 6 Phase Meditation Method” as a starting point on which to build upon.

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