What is Vedic Meditation?
Vedic Meditation is practiced for 20 minutes with eyes closed while sitting comfortably in a chair. A mantra is used to take the mind deeper leading to deep rest and relaxation. Anyone can do Vedic Meditation, even those who have a busy mind. In fact, one of the first things new meditation students learn is that thoughts are no barrier to performing this technique.
A key characteristic of Vedic Meditation is its effortlessness. Unlike some other techniques, there is no concentration or control of the mind.
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. Practioners 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