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Different styles of meditation?

Ive heard of different styles of meditation, like the kind where you just sit and chant to yourself, the kind where you do a pose of some sort with or without chanting, where you lay and breathe a certain way, basically all the ones that you can easily find by looking at a meditation website or wikipedia or various books on the subject.
However, I saw a book a while back, cant remember what it was called and the book was already gone when I went back, but it dealt with meditation or Tai Chi but while walking. I dont know how accurate that is, but I couldve sworn it said something like Walking Chi or Walking Meditation. Anyways, I am wondering if anyone has ever heard of that, if so how do I do it.
Also, what other forms are there that focus on meditation, like Tai Chi, Qigong, Yoga, etc., I would like to know all the different styles of it, so I can pick one and go with it. I dont have trouble sitting still or anything, its just I find it easier to think of nothing when I am moving. Anyways, any help would be greatly appreciated, really want to start meditating, just want to find the right style first. By the way, Im not religious in any way, but I did grow up Christian and that is the God I prefer, but Id like to keep religion out of it, I feel its better that way.

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  1. As far as I know you ´re going to find this kind of meditation, in the Carlos Castaneda book´s it´s call the Power walking. also you can find it the Bön Meditation, (tibetan). In both cases it works to calm the mind,in the best cases, you attain the interior silence.
    Good luck.

  2. Yes, there are different types of walking meditation. One that I am familiar with is from Theravadin Buddhism and is called Jongrom – just walking backwards and forwards between two points. You might find this website useful in your search
    http://birken.ca/dhammatalks.html
    It is Buddhist meditation, but like you I was attracted because you can keep religion out of it. It is just designed to make you calm and clear – what you do with it then is up to you! The site is huge, so follow the instructions and filter by “guided meditation.” Good luck!

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