Vipassana literally means insight into true reality.
Vipassana leads us to the right mind and thus right actions. It helps us see into the true nature of the mind.
Vipassana is more of a style of meditation and less of a technique.
Vipassana can be practiced when carrying out other meditations such as body scan, Anapanasati or breathing meditations.
It can actually be practiced any time of the day as certain thoughts or feelings arise in the mind and body.
Vipassana is observation based self inquiry. It focuses on the deep inter connection between the mind and body
For example if we say “I feel sad” we can use Vipassana and meditate on what it feels like to be sad. You become the observer of the sad feeling.
This will give you an insight into where the sad feeling originated.
I suggest you try other meditation first before embarking on Vipassana.
Vipassana is one of the quickest ways to improve the state of mind and gain true insight, but a good grounding in focus and attention is needed first.
Please watch the video below for a more in-depth explanation on Vipassana Meditation