What is Vedic Meditation?
Firstly it's not a new wellbeing fad nor is it a monastic practice. It’s a centuries-old, non-religious technique which started in India and is now practiced by millions of people around the world.
What makes Vedic Meditation perfect for modern life is it can be practised anywhere you can relax, uninterrupted, for 20 minutes — at home, a coffee shop, a park, or a quiet living or work space.
You simply sit in a chair with your eyes closed silently repeating a mantra (a sound which quietens the mind) and your body begins to rest very deeply, and your mind quietens. After 20 minutes you come out of your meditation feeling refreshed, energised and happy.
The Benefits of Vedic Meditiation
Vedic Meditation is a natural, effortless technique which has numerous benefits including relief from stress and anxiety, increased energy and productivity, better focus and clarity of mind, improved sleep and better relationships.
Reduce stress & anxiety
The deep rest that results from meditation allows the nervous system to purify and rebalance — keeping stress chemicals like adrenaline and cortisol in check.
Boost energy & creativity
Energy levels are increased through the deep rest you experience from meditation, far exceeding what is usually gained from sleep, boosting creativity and intelligence.
Sleep better & wake refreshed
By reducing stress, nervous tension and anxiety, meditation has a positive impact on insomnia and other sleeping disorders, meaning waking refreshed will be a reality.
Meditation activates the prefrontal cortex which controls important cognitive skills such as emotional expression, problem solving, memory, language, judgement and sexual behaviour, allowing you to think more clearly and make better decisions, even under pressure, and an increase in productivity follows.
When you meditate all your relationships and the ability to connect with people improve. You learn to take a step back, think before you speak and understand how your words and actions affect those around you. You’re at your best and nicer to be around when you're well-rested, happier, healthier and thinking clearly.
Be healthier & younger
Meditation combats stress, improves physical well-being and helps you stay youthful and young at heart by reducing cholesterol levels and the risk of heart disease, provides relief from migraines, headaches and asthma, and reduces the desire and dependancy on alcohol, cigarettes and drugs.
De-clutter & sharpen your mind
Meditation provides clarity allowing the mind to stay sharp and avoid distractions. Clearer thinking and improved memory will lead to greater creativity.
Feel relaxed & calm
Regular meditation results in a feeling of ease and contentment which comes from the release of natural bliss chemicals like serotonin and dopamine.
Enhance & maintain focus
Meditation helps increase your ability to focus and maintain concentration and you experience an increase in sharp thinking and awareness.