What is Vedic Meditation?
Vedic Meditation is practised for 15-20 minutes while sitting comfortably in a chair, with eyes closed. It does not require focus, force or concentration. Instead you effortlessly think a mantra which carries the mind deeper, encouraging inner stillness, while simultaneously allowing the body to deeply rest. As the mind travels inwards, the body releases stress, which is why this technique is valuable for the both the mind and the body. It's a simple, easy process when taught by a qualified teacher.
Three steps to learning
2. Attend a four-session Vedic Meditation course
3. Drop-in to regular free group meditation classes for Vedic Meditation graduates
Why can't I learn it from an app?
The art of practising Vedic Meditation requires an understanding of the subtleties of using the mantra correctly to allow your mind to move deeper. To assist this, Vedic Meditation is taught face-to-face by a teacher trained in passing on the correct mantra and the steps in how to use it. The teacher guides the student for four sessions, outlining the correct approach, explaining what and why certain experiences occur in meditation thereby reassuring the new meditator that they are "on track" with their meditation.
Vedic Meditation benefits
Vedic Meditation is sometimes likened to "recharging a cell phone battery" or "rebooting a computer". The technique's effect of dissolving stress and fatigue from the body has an energizing, enlivening impact while deeply calming the nervous system. You achieve a growing sense of peace and calm while being sharper, and more creative. Other key benefits are:
Relief from anxiety and depression
Greater clarity, creativity, improved memory and intelligence
Relief from migraines, headaches and asthma
Less risk of heart disease
Improved immune system
Reduced use of addictive substances and relief from addictive behaviors
Body weight normalisation
Reduction in ADHD symptoms