For thousands of years, people have used meditation to move beyond the mind’s busy activity and emotional turbulence into profound peace and expanded awareness. Meditation isn’t about forcing your mind to be quiet, but about experiencing the quiet that is already there.
The most direct way to experience this inner silence is through meditation. As scientific research reveals, when you meditate, your breathing slows, blood pressure decreases, and stress hormone levels fall. In fact, meditating for half an hour provides more psychological rest than a full night’s sleep. As you meditate on a regular basis, you will notice an increased sense of well-being as well as greater energy, awareness, and creativity.
Primordial Sound Meditation
Primordial Sound Meditation, like Transcendental Meditation (TM), is a powerful meditation technique rooted in the Vedic (yogic) tradition of India and revived by Chopra Center for Well-being founders Dr. Deepak Chopra and Dr. David Simon. It is a healing practice that allows you to experience inner calm and deep relaxation.
When you learn Primordial Sound Meditation, you receive a personal mantra. A mantra is a specific sound or vibration, which when repeated silently, helps you to enter deeper levels of awareness. Your mind can then slip beyond its noisy internal chatter and experience its own deepest nature: pure awareness. The mantra you receive is based on the time and place of your birth, and is calculated by Vedic mathematic formulas.
Mindfulness Meditation is also a meditation technique rooted in the Vedic ( yogic) tradition of India. Mindfulness means paying attention to the present moment in a nonjudgmental way. Mindfulness meditation is practiced by focusing attention on your breath or a simple mantra along with your breath.