Have you ever considered learning the ancient healing art of Vedic Meditation? This is the style of meditation that you do every day for 20 minutes at a time, twice per day.
This is the same style of meditation that star celebrities rave about, such as Cameron Diaz, Jerry Seinfeld, and Oprah Winfrey.
This is the same style of meditation that creates what some are calling a Super-Mind because it boosts your mental and physical performance so that you can live a richer and more fulfilling life.
Meditation is a state where you are contemplating or reflecting, but yet with a clear mind. A ‘zoning-out’ the interfering thoughts, stressors, and other interrupters while you reach a state of much deeper and higher concentration.
Meditation has often been said to be “concentrated communication with God” or your higher self. But besides the fact that it quiets the mind and brings a greater sense of peace throughout the body, there are many myths surrounding meditation that I address here.
In a more descriptive way, the main objective of when moving into a state of meditation is to quiet the mind & bring greater peace to the body.
In this episode, you’ll discover:
- What Is Meditation?
- Why bother meditating?
- We’ll cover some of the evidence around the benefits most people have come to know.
- The 5 types of meditation
- What a mantra is, and how it works.
Meditation’s origins date back 5000 years ago when Indians used the word ‘tantra’ which was done by gazing into flames. There’s a 1000-year lapse in between moving to the Western world, with an inception in the 60s & 70s.
Vedic Meditation allows for deep physical and mental relaxation, while boosting your creativity and memory. Yes, all at the same time. Meditation can be similar to prayer because you’re calming your nervous system and repeating some of the same words.
Why bother meditating?
Well…the question should be Why NOT bother? If you’re driven to distraction, and constantly managing multiple things at once, you’ve likely discovered that your focus is limited after a very short period of time. Meditation can shift all that. Vedic meditation is unlike all other forms of meditation because it’s effortless.
What’s The Science Behind Meditation?
After as little of your first session, people have noticed a boost in creativity, and memory function had improved. After 6 months, those who practiced this style of meditation significantly outperformed a no-treatment control group on several standardized psychological tests related to constructive thinking, information processing, “practical intelligence”, academic achievement, as well as anxiety and depression.
References: Rosenthal, N.E. (2016). Super Mind. How To Boost Performance And Live A Richer And Happier Life Through Transcendental Meditation. New York, NY: Penguin Random House.
Transcendence is the state in meditation that takes you beyond the waking state. Dr Rosenthal (2016) refers to the waking state as being ‘like the surface of the ocean’ (p.30). Of course, the surface can be pretty, joyful, and lively, but it can also be powerful and dangerous with our hopes and fears, moods and modes of being. And then there’s the place in our minds where our mantra takes us…deeper and deeper into our mind, and our ‘self’, and the body and mind are at rest in a very unique way. This state is not a sleeping state, nor a dreaming state, it’s the transcendental state.
Let’s take a journey into your mind, my beautiful friend! and sign up for one of our Virtual Meditation Groups. They run each month, beginning the first Saturday.
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