Vedic Meditation is a simple, effortless mental technique practiced sitting comfortably with eyes closed. There is no concentrating or focusing required. You don’t have to try to control or clear your mind, nor do you have to think nice thoughts rather than stupid, ugly thoughts. You don’t have to try and follow along to a guided meditation. You can be your own guide. And absolutely anyone can learn the technique in just four short sessions. So, why would anyone want to learn? Because Vedic Meditation does two things really well. First, it helps you achieve a profoundly deep state of restfulness, demonstrated to be 3 to 5 times deeper than sleep. This deep rest gained on a daily basis rejuvenates and restores your entire system and allows you to release years of accumulated stress. And when you’re less stressed you sleep better, perform better and enjoy life more.
Second, at the same time as the body is enjoying this deep state of rest, the mind effortlessly settles down to quieter and quieter states of awareness until you transcend the field of thought completely to have a direct experience of your most essential self, of the “you” that lies beyond all your thoughts and stress and struggles. It feels great. You emerge rested and energized and, at the same time, grounded. And that’s only the beginning. The best way to get started is to come to a free intro class, or watch the intro video below. You’ll find a list of upcoming events including courses and open group meditations under the video, and there are more details and RSVP links at the EVENTS page.
Peace and blessings, James Brown