"When, through meditation, the conscious mind expands to embrace deeper levels of thinking, the thought wave becomes more powerful and results in added energy and intelligence.” – Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.
Transcendental Meditation is a technique that aids self-discovery and healing and is a perfect complement to Prana Vashya Yoga™.
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi developed the Transcendental Meditation technique about 60 years ago. He rose to fame in the West when he became guru to The Beatles. I was given my mantra by Professor M.A. Narasimhan in Mysore, India, in 2015 and I have adopted and practiced the same almost every day since.
Transcendental Meditation is a simple, effective mental technique which allows the mind to transcend, or settle beyond thought, into silence; that most powerful state of awareness. It does not involve any mental control or any active thought process. Transcendental Meditation takes just 20 minutes, twice a day, sitting comfortably with the eyes closed. You repeat a very simple one word mantra until your thoughts settle. The word you chant is not so important; you could chant “AUM” for example. You chant your mantra over and over until it fades into the background and you discover the silence. If you find yourself participating in your thoughts (and not merely observing your thoughts like a silent witness) then you can reintroduce the mantra/focus on it more and find the silence again. It is a simple and powerful meditation technique.
Damian Cadman-Jones is an authorised teacher of Prana Vashya Yoga™.