ALL MEDITATION IS GOOD BUT NOT ALL MEDITATION IS EQUAL
This is of vital importance for those of us experiencing emotional challenges with life, as most meditation was designed for monks and those techniques require you to calm or control your mind. These techniques have shown to actually increase stress and anxiety for many, as they find it incredibly challenging and hard.
Vedic meditation has been around for over 5,000 years and was designed by householders (like you and I) and has been scientifically been shown to be the easiest meditation while giving us immense benefits. This is due to working with the nature of the mind which is to move, rather than trying to control it.
“The technique has been my lifeboat. It helps me cope with the daily stress and anxiety. It’s helped me to be more present, mindful, and peaceful when I’m not meditating.” Allie
“I feel a tangible difference in my contentment. Very calming feeling. Haven’t felt this un-anxious since I cant remember” P Armistead
We Don’t Want To Learn Meditation For The Practice, We Want To Learn Meditation To Help Us Be Better At Life.
VEDIC MEDITATION has been scientifically shown to reduce the impacts and symptoms of Stress, Anxiety and Depression.
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Rich has been meditating for 16 years, teaching fulltime for 5 and has taught over 500 people of all walks of life. Rich is currently completing a bachelor of Psychological Science, so he brings a wonderful combination of the ancient practice of Vedic meditation with the latest science in stress reduction techniques.
Rich came to meditation in his early 30s after experiencing depression and chronic fatigue after burnout. Rich embarked on a long and costly journey to find tools and techniques to cultivate a sense of “psychological freedom” and well-being. Rich pretty much tried everything on the way (from walking on fire, NLP, therapists, and coaches, he did most of it…).
He likens all he has done to breadcrumbs that paved the way to meditation. After eight years of stumbling around in the meditation wilderness, he arrived at Vedic meditation, which he calls the game changer for those of us in the busy world (as most other meditation was designed for monks).
The impact was so powerful for Rich that he sold his business to commit to teaching this practice alongside other science-based stress-release techniques.
As well as his love for helping others and meditation, Rich is a father of 3, a lover of music, the arts, surfing, good health, and family pets (horses, dogs, and chickens).
The Meditation Spot is a registered member of the Meditation Association of Australia. Rich is also the meditation teacher at Eden Health Retreat.
No, with Vedic meditation it is better for you to be able to sit comfortably, if that is cross legged for you that is fine, but most will meditate on a chair. All that is required is that you sit upright with the back supported.
Don’t worry, most of us have the same concerns, and rightly so as we have between 60-80,000 thoughts a day (according to science) and trying to stop those is near impossible and with Vedic meditation, we are not trying to do that. In fact, if you can think effortlessly, you can meditate effortlessly as well.
But so many of us have that same thought, I know I certainly did but it is really a big misconception of meditation (although some forms of meditation are certainly harder than others). But with Vedic meditation you will see just how simple and easy it is for you to sit for 20 minutes. In fact many who have tried before are amazed at the effortlessness of this technique and are shocked that 20 minutes felt like minutes!
No not at all, millions of people who benefit from Vedic meditation were non meditators previously. The simple technique you will learn is easy for anyone no matter what previous experience or lack of they have had.
Any time you sit to give yourself time out is great, and apps are some of the greatest tools to have helped thousands of people discover meditation. But to go deeper into the scientific benefits of meditation it is recommended that you experience a technique like Vedic meditation, through which you can create a strong daily practice. Most app developers are experienced meditators and the goal is to get people to open their minds to the benefits of meditation. Once they experience that they can choose to go to the next stage and learn a technique such as Vedic meditation.
Rich has taught people from all walks of life, from CEO’s, seekers, scientists to artists and all in between. Vedic meditation is a science-based practice that is for all walks of life.
No, Vedic meditation is a natural practice which brings great benefit to the mind. The origins of the practice are from India, so there is a small flavour of that in the course but the practice itself has no religious or esoteric aspects. Hence why it is a scientific universal practice that anyone from any religious or non religious belief system can benefit from.
The main difference with Vedic meditation is that it is what is referred to as a automatic self-transcending form of meditation. That basically means you are not concentrating nor contemplating (Which is what all other forms of meditation fall into), Vedic meditation works with the nature of the mind which is to move, and your thoughts are a part of the practice, not something you are trying to control, coherse or stop. Hence why it is known as the easiest form of meditation, your mind is not fighting anything!
Thankfully meditation has been put extensively under the microscope of science, with thousands upon thousands of peer-reviewed (highest calibre) of studies and shown immense benefit.
Vedic meditation has too been studied through the studies conducted on Transcendental meditation which shares the same technique and lineage as Vedic. If you want any studies please reach out and Rich can share these with you.
Vedic meditation and Transcendental meditation share the same lineage and technique. Transcendental meditation is an organisation that is doing great work out in the world bringing meditation to many. Rich is an independent teacher and not affiliated to the TM organisation.