Week 3: Vedic Meditation (Transcendental)

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There is a lot of controversy over Transcendental Meditation. It has attracted a bad hype from the TM gurus charging fees out there, but I will not go into their descriptions and whatnot.

What I am going to teach you is how I was taught and, in my opinion, what I find to be a much more gentle way of meditation that is super relaxing. I suppose it is more of a blend of effortless and breathing meditations.

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You can find a seat anywhere. It does not need to be cross-legged, just as long as you are upright. Whether it’s leaning against a wall, a tree, or propped up on pillows, you’re aiming for comfort and ease. Picture the breath entering in and out of you, drawing each breath naturally into your belly, not through your chest.

After that just drift, suspend your mind into the balance. If you have an itch, scratch it. Or if something is going numb, move it. Be comfortable. During this time you may find yourself in a hypnagogic state between sleep and consciousness, which I gather is why they have come up with the term transcendental.

If thoughts arise, look at them, then let them float away. This can be achieved by refocusing on the breath and simulate blowing the thoughts away. Just be.

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Do you know what I got out of it? The best darn power nap of my life! True story. All kidding aside, you may fall asleep, and that’s okay. You wouldn’t be the first. You reap the benefits regardless.


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6 thoughts on “Week 3: Vedic Meditation (Transcendental)

  1. I’m catching up on your posts in reverse. Not too long ago, I downloaded a free app on my phone pertaining to meditation. It has actually helped. I don’t use it regularly, although it would be good practice. I mostly used it once I got into bed for the night. I didn’t always sit up cross-legged, but it helped all the same. I might have fallen asleep a time or two. I think this is a great way to “be one with yourself” for a little while. It reminds you that you’re a person and to breathe. I really like the concept of letting thoughts come and go like little clouds. It’s a great calming technique as well.

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    1. Thank you so much for taking the time to read! It’s not easy to keep up with other bloggers, most of the time all I barely have time to blog let alone follow others.

      Yeah, I was thinking of including the apps maybe. Some of them are great for when going to bed because they still help subliminally encode the messages in our help while we are sleeping. And as for regular meditation, I am soooo guilty as to not doing it regularly. Every day is a struggle to improve my routine. But hey, life is life. These things are normal. 😉

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