What is Vedic Meditation?
Vedic Meditation is an effortless technique that can fit into anyone’s daily routine. As my teacher told me, “If you can think, you can meditate.” Practiced twenty minutes, twice a day while sitting comfortably with the eyes closed, this technique settles the mind and provides a deep state of relaxation. Other techniques keep the mind active by concentrating, contemplating, focusing, or imagining something. Vedic Meditation utilizes the naturally tendencies of the mind by taking it inward.
The importance of routinely quieting the mind is well-documented in scientific research. When the mind settles, we experience profound levels of rest that allow our bodies to heal accumulated stress, tension, and fatigue.
Vedic comes from the Sanskrit word Veda. Veda is an ancient body of knowledge that dates back more than 5000 years. It is the source of yoga, ayurvedic medicine, and much of Eastern philosophy.