Can anyone learn meditation? Does it work for everyone?
Yes, it is easily learned by people of all ages and backgrounds. The Vedic Meditation technique allows the activity of the mind to settle down in a natural way until it is quiet, but still wide awake. It’s very simple – if you can think, you can meditate.
How do I learn?
Instruction is in five 90 minute sessions. See the Instruction section for complete details.
Do I have to chant, or sit in strange yoga positions?
No. When you meditate you sit comfortably in a chair with your eyes closed in silence. To an outside observer you appear to be simply resting.
Will this interfere with my existing beliefs?
No. This is a simple technique that aids relaxation, relieves stress and increases energy. You do not have to take on any beliefs, change your name or wear funny clothes. People of all races and religions practice meditation.
How long will it take until I feel benefits? Will it take years to master?
Actually, you will feel benefits from the very first time you meditate. Many people report increased energy, more calm and greater clarity in the first weeks, and friends and family will often notice differences as well.
How does Vedic Meditation differ from other types of meditation?
Other styles of meditation involve concentration (focusing the mind through effort) or contemplation (ongoing thoughts about something) – both of which keep the mind active. This is a simple practice that calms and de-excites the mind, quickly and effortlessly.
Vedic Meditation is a simple, natural, effortless technique for relaxing the mind and body, and releasing stress.
Where does this technique come from?
This technique originated in ancient India from the same knowledge base that brought us yoga, Ayurveda and much of Eastern philosophy.
Do I have to change my lifestyle in order to benefit from this technique?
The technique is sequential and scientific in nature. And like yoga, Vedic Meditation can be practiced and enjoyed by anyone, regardless of cultural or religious beliefs, or lifestyle.
What if I have too many thoughts when I try to quiet my mind?
Some people think that their minds are too active, too busy with thoughts to be able to meditate. Yet, these are a perfect students for this technique because you don’t have to “try” to stop thinking or “try” to do anything for that matter.
“Trying” is actually what excites the mind and causes thinking. Vedic Meditation effortlessly settles the mind in the most natural and immediate way.
How do you practice the technique?
The best results are achieved by sitting comfortably in a chair with your back supported and your eyes closed. To an outside observer you will appear to be simply resting.
What kind of benefits will I get from meditating?
Meditators report experiencing deep rest, the release of stress, more energy, clearer thinking, better health, and improved personal relationships.
How much time would I have to invest in learning this technique?
Each person is different, however, somewhere between 18 and 25 hours over two and a half months is the usual time taken to learn. The course structure is designed to allow plenty of time to practice this technique, ask questions about your experiences, and deepen your understanding of how this practice works.
By the end of the course you will have all the knowledge and experience you need to meditate on your own at home.
What’s the next step towards learning to meditate?
The next step towards learning how to meditate is to arrange an”Introduction“ with Warwick Jones, 09 419 5380. This session is free and there is no obligation to take it any further.