Vedic Meditation Technique
The Vedic Meditation Technique is a simple, natural, effortless procedure practiced for 20 minutes in the morning and evening while sitting comfortably with the eyes closed.
The Veda is the great body of knowledge that comes to us in an unbroken line of scholarship. From the Veda comes everything we know about yoga, the health science of Ayurveda and the Veda is the root of most of what is broadly called ‘Eastern philosophies’. Essentially, Vedic Meditation is a simple, natural, practical technique that dissolves the effects of stress.
Vedic Meditation allows the activity of thinking to become increasingly quiet and settled. This process continues until the mind transcends the finest impulse of thought and experiences its quietest, most settled state while alertness is fully maintained. At the same time, the body gains a state of very deep rest.
Following the practice you feel refreshed mentally and physically – the mind is calmer and more alert, thinking is clearer and energy levels increase. People find they can achieve more with less effort, and that work, recreation, and relationships are more rewarding.
The great problem of our age is stress. Stress is a major contributing factor in many of the serious diseases that afflict society, from heart disease and cancer to anxiety, depression, addiction and relationship problems. After more than 50 years of examination by Western scientific methods, the effectiveness of meditation to reduce stress significantly is very widely accepted.
How is Vedic meditation benefits?
The benefits include deep physiological rest, in fact, Vedic Meditation is measurably more restful to the body than deep sleep. This dynamic form of rest leads to improved health, both mental and physical. People who meditate feel more relaxed, happier, productive and fulfilled. Vedic Meditation helps tremendously with:
- – Problems sleeping
- – Anxiety
- – Fatigue
- – Difficulties with concentration and memory
- – Anger, irritability and frustration
- – Recuperation from illness and bereavement
- – The process of Recovery for those in a Twelve Step programme
The Transcendental Meditation
The Transcendental Meditation technique is based on the ancient Vedic tradition of enlightenment in India. This knowledge has been handed down by Vedic masters from generation to generation for thousands of years. About 50 years ago, Maharishi — the representative in our age of the Vedic tradition — introduced Transcendental Meditation to the world, restoring the knowledge and experience of higher states of consciousness at this critical time for humanity.
you have to pay to learn, there is the mantra they give you to practice on. TM is taught in a very systematic way by trained instructors. So the personal attention you get when you take the training is a very important aspect of learning the technique.