by Christian Bevacqua
is renowned for being easy and effortless as it doesn't require any concentration, contemplation, focusing or imagining. Other forms of meditation often require the practitioner to either concentrate, focus, contemplate, or imagine something.
These activities are known to excite the mind as opposed to relaxing the mind. The technique utilizes the natural tendency of the mind to become quiet and experience bliss.
Research shows that it is more effective than other meditation and relaxation techniques in releasing stress and promoting mental and physical well-being.
The same ancient knowledge base that brought us yoga, Ayurveda and much of eastern philosophy. And like yoga, Vedic Meditation can be practiced and enjoyed by anyone, regardless of cultural or religious beliefs.
And you don't have to shave your head either - or wear funny clothes, change your name, sit in uncomfortable yoga positions, give away all of your possessions, be soft spoken or become a vegetarian.
Whereas many meditation techniques are specifically designed by and for monks sitting in a cave, Vedic Meditation is for people engaged in the world - for people who have families, jobs, homes, and things to do.
You sit comfortably in a chair with your back fully supported and your eyes closed for about 20 minutes twice a day - once in the morning and once in the evening.
During the meditation, your mind and body settle down into their least excited state. This phenomenon triggers a deep and profound state of restfulness. To an outside observer, you will appear to be simply resting.
The deep levels of rest acquired by using this technique create powerful, measurable changes in the physiology. Meditators have reported experiencing the release of stress, more energy, clearer thinking, better health, and improved personal relationships.
❧ Improved memory, energy, creativity, intelligence
❧ Relief from migraines, headaches, and asthma
❧ Faster reaction times
❧ Reduced cholesterol levels
❧ Relief from fatigue
❧ Stronger immune system
❧ Reduced risk of heart disease
❧ Normalization of blood pressure
❧ Relief from depression and anxiety
❧ Improved sports performance
❧ Reduction of biological aging
❧ Reduced addictive behaviors
❧ Normalization of weight
❧ Relief from insomnia and other sleeping disorders
If you feel like your mind is always active, you are a perfect candidate for this technique because you don't have to "try" to stop thinking or "try" to do anything for that matter.
Vedic Meditation is designed to effortlessly de-excite the mind in the most natural and immediate way. Once the mind de-excites, you'll notice that thoughts spontaneously get fewer and fewer.
Over 600 published scientific research studies verify and validate the benefits of Vedic Meditation in every area of an individual's life including mind, body, behavior and environment.
A basic meditation course is run over 4 consecutive days with each segment lasting approximately 90-minutes.
By the end of the four days, you will be a completely self-sufficient meditator. However, a lifetime of unlimited follow-up is available to all those who complete the course.
For those who prefer one-on-one instruction, private courses are also available upon request.
You will feel benefits from the very first time you meditate. Many people report increased energy, increased calmness and greater clarity in the first weeks, and friends and family will often notice differences as well.