Why Learn Meditation?
What if you had a drug that was quick, effective, free and with no side effects that would lower blood pressure, normalize the heart rate, lower anxiety, increase immunity, improve your sex drive, increase happiness and more, would you take it?
I would have to bet that your answer is “yes”.
All of us want greater health and happiness. We want to be able to live our lives to the fullest and enjoy moments with family and friends. We strive to make the most out of life and are saddened when we are limited by health issues or the cost associated with health issues.
Studies from research hospitals such as the NIH-National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine and the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine at Harvard University have shown again and again that a regular meditation practice can help reverse heart disease, eliminate anxiety, decrease symptoms of depression, improve sleep and much more.
Here are the reasons to learn meditation:
1. It’s easy: When you learn a correct method to meditation with a sound program, you can easily integrate the practice into your life. Just like learning to drive a car, if you have a good teacher, you will decrease your risk of getting into a car accident early on. Our Primordial Sound Meditation course is a structured to teach you in 3 lessons to establish a sound practice for a lifetime of meditation.
2. It’s convenient: Once you learn your meditation practice, you can meditate anywhere. You can meditate at home, at the office, in airplanes or airports, while waiting for a doctor’s appointment. Anywhere you can sit with your eyes closed, you can meditate.
3. It’s low cost: The cost of our Primordial Sound Meditation group course is $475 which includes your personal mantra, book, materials and the group course instruction. We also allow all of our graduates to repeat the course for free forever. Once you learn this skill, it’s yours forever. And it will markedly improve your life with practice.
4. The benefits are endless: Have you ever found yourself in a stressful situation and just couldn’t calm down so you grabbed food, alcohol or a cigarette? Or maybe you ended up with road rage or screaming at your best friend or spouse? We have all experienced stressful situations. If nothing more, the practice of meditation gives you a healthy outlet for stress. Instead of eating away your misery, meditate. Instead of driving like a crazy person, take deep meditative breaths at the stop lights or close your eyes and meditate while stopped at a light for a minute or two. Don’t worry the person behind you will remind you when to go. And those are just the benefits when dealing with stress.
5. There are no side effects. As long as you are not suffering from a severe untreated mental illness (psychosis, schizophrenia, multiple personality disorder, clinical depression, untreated bipolar disorder), you can meditate with only benefits and no side effects.
6. It will replace bad habits: Actor Russell Brand says that he replaced his drug addiction with daily meditation. If you’re used to a night cap before dinner, get in a 30-minute meditation and you’ll find that you don’t really need that glass of water or bottle of beer to soothe your nerves. If overeating is your vice, by feeling good in your body with meditation you won’t want to abuse your body with excess food.
7. You’ll become part of a meditating community: At The Ayurvedic Path studio in Herndon, VA, you’ll always have a place to meditate with a group, join Meditation & Yoga classes and participate in special meditation events. You’ll have continual support to keep your meditation practice fresh. And if you move, you can always look up a Chopra Center certified Primordial Sound Meditation instructor in your area to see about meditation events.
Our 2013 Meditation Class schedule is here: Primordial Sound Meditation Schedule 2013. We are constantly adding new dates to our schedule so check back.
Wishing you a lifetime of peace and serenity among the chaos.
Founder of The Ayurvedic Path in Herndon, VA
Chopra Center Vedic Master