What do we need to know about Vedic meditation and why should we do it? Vedic meditation teacher Anthony Thompson talks about how he rediscovered meditation and founded MindMojo, which teaches Vedic meditation to people who are looking to live a happier and healthier life.
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Topics Discussed in this Episode:
- What got Anthony into meditation even as a teenager
- How meditation helps with stress
- The pros and cons of using tech such as the Oura Ring’s Moment feature
- How to deal with the guilt of not meditating
- Doing something meditative versus doing actual meditation
- What they do at MindMojo
- When you do Vedic meditation twice a day for 20 minutes, you are constantly refreshing yourself and constantly expelling stress and fatigue.
- Vedic meditation is one of the very few meditation techniques where the body is resting very, very deeply. When the body is resting deeply, it’s getting refreshed, it’s getting rid of accumulated fatigue, and at the same time, it’s processing stress.
- You can meditate wherever you are, whenever you want.
- If you meditate for less than 20 minutes, your body and mind are not really getting the chance to slow down and reach that state of tranquility.
- Treat tech with a healthy degree of skepticism. Don’t let it run your life.
- Practice Vedic meditation twice a day for 20 minutes. First, shortly after waking up, and second, before dinner.
- Avoid getting anxious about meditation or stressed about not being able to meditate.
“Often people use meditation as a sort of sticking plaster… The technique that we use, Vedic meditation, is very much a proactive rather than a reactive approach.”
“Meditation is a bit like learning to ride a bicycle. To begin with, you need somebody just behind you, acting as a stabilizer… and that’s really what we do, we give you the ongoing support, but you are taught to be self-sufficient.”
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