Ancient Vedic knowledge offers a wealth of practical tools for living both a healthy and meaningful life.
Until recently, modern science and psychology treated the body and mind as separate. Western medicine in particular has addressed mostly the symptoms of illness, rather than the primary causes.
The Vedic approach is to address the body and mind as one. Both are expressions of consciousness interacting with itself, and are integrated.
Through Quantum Physics, western thinking has come to increasingly appreciate the close relationship between the laws of nature and the human mind, and the balance that exists between the two. This awareness of the nature of existence has formed the basis of Vedic knowledge for thousands of years.
The ancient practice of meditation, specifically, is a tool for creating within us this balance between nature and the mind, bringing wellbeing to all aspects of our nature.
We are deeply grateful to the masters of the Vedic tradition and our teachers, whose wisdom we have studied for more than 30 years. We pass on this wisdom so that you can enjoy transformation in your life, as we have done with thousands of students and clients over the past 38 years.
Our meditation technique originates from the Vedic tradition of India, a tradition stretching back several thousand years. The practice lies at the heart of the Yoga system, and plays a key role in Ayurveda – translating as ‘Science of Life’ – the world’s most ancient system of natural healthcare and personal development. The ancient Rishis of India (the Holy Men) discovered that human beings could access greater powers through the development of consciousness. The Vedic Meditation technique we use today is the result of over five thousand years of research and investigation into the subtle inner workings of the mind, body and being. The Rishis sought to connect with the vast mental resources that lie virtually untapped below the surface of our conscious mind, developing meditation as their primary tool.
Over time, this knowledge of the ancient Vedic wisdom was spread around to the world. This exact practice of meditation is now used by millions of people worldwide – people from all walks of life – united by their commitment to improved health, vitality, wellbeing and spiritual connection through their daily practice. From entrepreneurs to celebrities, children to spiritual seekers: the technique is available to everyone. This ancient technique has been effective for thousands of year, and is now withstanding the rigors of modern scientific investigation and verification.
The benefits of a highly ordered state of brain physiology and of experiencing deep states of rest are foremost practical. Superior brain functioning leads to better choices, moods and health. As Napoleon Hill wrote in the 1920s, as a man thinketh, so is he. Indeed, the quality of our thoughts greatly determines the quality of our lives.
Our thought processes occur spontaneously: we have been thinking without effort since birth. At the surface level, the mind is very busy automatically dealing with details and facts. At a slightly deeper level, our memory functions to store information. At an even deeper level, impressions are stored long-term. These take the form of a non-specific record of chemicals called neurochemicals, and are the by-products of our thoughts and physical responses to experience over time.
The right practices, however, make it possible to improve the quality of this thinking. Clearer thinking and judgment gives us greater ability to face and resolve challenges without stress. We become increasingly able to take action by responding rather than reacting, and we become less subject to the ups and downs that come from reacting to every thought. The advantages are clear: higher quality thoughts lead to better choices, actions and results.
Over time we can gradually expand the conscious capacity of our minds. We can learn to experience finer and finer qualities of thought, to the point where thought itself becomes transcended, and we experience the awakening of the mind within itself.
This state is natural and quiet, and is best described as an unbounded state of inner wakefulness. This experience of inner wakefulness can occur during meditation, and can gradually become stabilized when it has been experienced many times. In ancient texts, the name for this state Turyia, meaning transcendental pure consciousness.
Whether you’re an analyst, financier, project manager or entrepreneur, the ability to generate creative solutions is vital to the performance of a successful businessperson. Rapidly solving problems and making faster connections between thoughts is the hallmark of greater creativity and intelligence.
While the competitiveness of a highly demanding environment can be stimulating, there is a fine line between constructive challenge and the strain of stress. Mental performance in a high-stress environment is only sustainable where there is a method for processing and recovering from this stress long-term.
The ideal solution would be self-managed and time-efficient. Fortunately, we have the benefit of a straight-forward method of meditation to process and eliminate stress twice a day, improving brain function over time rather than experiencing it diminish.
Can you quickly recover from deep fatigue and over stimulation of the stress response?
Many high achievers rely on their exercise and fitness regimes for high levels of dopamine, serotonin and adrenalin. These create a natural high and buzz that allows for high performance.
The long term effects of adrenalin on the system are, however, depleting. Long-term high levels of stress hormones and the rise and dip of serotonin mean an increase in wear and tear on the nervous system. Over time, this strain depletes the immune system. Additionally, if sleep becomes disturbed or shallow, then the body’s natural repair mechanisms are further compromised.
Deep rest is required to heal and repair the body. Sleep alone is rarely sufficient to metabolize the days events and happenings, and isn’t enough to heal the illnesses caused by stress as they arise. Over time, stress accumulates, leading to burn out and illnesses.
Eliminating stress, toxins and fatigue from the mind and body is how we can address the underlying cause of illnesses. The practice of quick, deep meditation offers us a very practical and efficient tool for removing stress from the body, supporting higher levels of performance, accuracy, faster response times, higher resilience and overall faster levels of recovery.
Are you experiencing vitality, compassion, inner peace and love?
Abraham Maslow famously studied the most successful and well-adjusted human beings, coining the term Self Actualisation to describe those individuals who reached the peak states of joy and fulfillment. Daniel Goleman and Steven Covey have expanded on Maslows findings, sharing practical advice on how to shift towards these states.
Over time we can develop the ability to connect to these higher levels, experiencing the peace, joy, love and vitality that these states bring. Such awareness is non-religious and instead comes from within: through the experience of our spirit and our essential Being.
This deep level of the Inner Self has been described throughout the ages as an inner field of bliss. Building a connection to this field of bliss allows you to experience unwavering contentment as you go through your day, regardless of what happens in the financial markets or your personal life.
Our health and self-expression is important, but it is not merely enough to prolong our lives, attain more goals, and to have more energy to do the things we want. The quality of our lives is ultimately determined by the quality of our awareness. When a connection to spirit is forged, we become less dependent on success and victories outside of ourselves to feel satisfied.
Self-Actualisation or Self-Realisation is exemplified in the lives of the great men and women, such as Mother Teresa, Nelson Mandela and the Dalai Lama, as it is in the countless sages and Rishis of Ancient India.
The practical application of mindfulness practices has become widely popular in recent years, reflecting the growing desire to experience higher states of awareness as our lower needs for safety and security are met.