Vedic Meditation is not a monastic practice
It wasn’t designed for people whose spiritual path involves detaching from society. This technique was developed 5,000 years ago in India by and for what they called “householders.” For people who are fully engaged in life. Multi-tasking people with hyperactive minds. People with jobs, relationships, families and stuff. In other words…people like you.
To practice Vedic Meditation, you sit comfortably in a chair with your back supported and your eyes closed. You allow your mind to settle down to quieter levels of consciousness by utilizing the sound of a mantra. There is no focusing, concentrating or contemplating involved – and you don’t have to control the mind in any way. The technique feels natural, simple and effortless because you never have to ‘try’ to meditate.
You never feel that you have to try to push thoughts away or concentrate on images. You won’t be reliant upon CDs, DVDs, or headphones in order to experience the deepest states of your awareness. You also won’t be asked to “think about this and now visualize that” to manufacture a good mood. The time will often fly by, and over time you’ll learn to meditate almost anywhere, no matter how noisy or busy or bright it is.