Can Meditation really help with dealing with stress?
Yes, it can but it’s not a quick fix and we would be wary of anyone who tells you otherwise. You get out what you put in and through dedication to your own sense of wellbeing, there is no reason why in time you won’t be able to deal with the most challenging of situations with levels of ease you never thought possible.
What is the difference between Transcendental Meditation (TM) and other Mindfulness?
Mindfulness offers a variety of techniques that stem from the Buddhist tradition that invariably require effort through thinking and concentrating in the present moment.
Transcendental Meditation (TM) comes from the Vedic Tradition. Its purpose is Transcendence and uses a technique that allows you to transcend everyday thoughts and in doing so naturally finds a deep level of peace and contentment.
Both, are fabulous ways to explore the mind both need dedicated practise to make the most out of them. Which is why we offer continuous and ongoing support to ensure best practice.
How long before I start feeling the benefits?
Everyone is different, but many feel some change straight away. A sense of calm, better sleep, greater levels of energy, a subtle yet deeper connection with themselves are regularly reported during and immediately after courses.
How will I fit this into my life?
By creating habits that enhance rather than drain your lifeforce. We will help you set up and support them. Sametime you have to want to change.
What support do I get to ensure I make the most of my practice?
Support is a key component to ensure best practice and this is ongoing. Once you have learnt you will have access to your teacher and as part of the fees, we offer weekly Meditator meetings both online and person. As you practise grows you will also have access to rounding days and retreats.
Am I going to become too chilled for my own good?
Greater awareness of the mind though silence releases your true potential. Meditation isn’t about living out a chilled out existence. It’s about being your best!
I have nowhere quiet to meditate
Once we realise noise is no barrier to meditation we can meditate anywhere many meditators meditate on the way to work on the train as well as many other unusual places which will be discussed on the course itself.
I can’t sit in lotus or even cross my legs, can I still meditate?
Yes, of course, you can. Because in the West we are more used to sitting in chairs than crossing our legs. Comfort is key and encouraged for the more comfortable you are the easier it is to transcend.