Do you think your mind is too busy to meditate? Have you tried before but not managed to get the hang of it?
Come to a free, no-obligation intro talk in Bondi Junction or book a phone consultation below to find out how Vedic Meditation is the easiest and most enjoyable meditation technique.
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What is meditation?
Broadly speaking, meditation is a set of practices designed for relaxation, stress reduction and self development. There are many different techniques, but most involve sitting quietly and deliberately placing the attention on a specific object. These objects are known as “anchors” and give us somewhere to rest our awareness away from the flood of thoughts that deluge us everyday.
Popular anchors are the breath, body sensations, visualisations and mantras. Vedic Meditation is a mantra technique that uses a word with no meaning that we repeat silently in our heads that leads us to a state on inner stillness and rest.
The Vedic Meditation technique comes to us from a tradition dating back thousands of years ago in India. Countless scientific studies in recent decades have shown it to systematically reduce stress and anxiety. We sit with our eyes closed for 20 minutes once or twice a day and effortlessly repeat a mantra, gently returning to it whenever we find ourselves lost in thought.
Unlike other anchors, the mantra speaks the same language as our thoughts. “I’ve tried several other techniques,” says Rory, “including mindfulness-based breathing and body-scan techniques and have found mantra to be the easiest. For many of us, hearing is something we already associate with relaxation and the mantra uses the same vibrational language as music, which resonates with many of us.”
There’s no concentration, force or control, we just gently bring our awareness to the mantra when we remember to. There’s a misconception that meditation is about forcing the mind into a state of inactivity. As anyone who has ever tried to do this will know, it’s impossible! The mind is more like a wild horse that you need to befriend and gently guide rather than forcing. The technique teaches us to take an effortless approach of clear intention but non-attachment which brings benefits to us in the rest of our lives.
As well as making you feel relaxed and centred, countless scientific studies have shown meditation to give practitioners the following benefits:
Reduced anxiety and stress
Access to clearer and more creative thinking
Improved productivity and focus
Increased emotional resilience
Watch the below video to see just how Vedic Meditation works.
The Vedic Meditation course is run across four days at times convenient for working professionals and is designed to give you an immersive experience with plenty of opportunity for questions and feedback. It sets up a momentum that will give you the best chance of establishing an on-going practice. There is a weekend/evening format course and one that runs before work – for more details come to an intro talk. If you've already been to an intro talk, you can find more course information here.
"Rory's approach is refreshingly relatable and very welcoming. He presents the concepts well, answers questions openly and honestly and provides the right support to help incorporate meditation into your daily life." ★★★★★
Peter, 32, Data & Insights Director