“The average adult has 90,000 thoughts every single day, with each one generating a response of some kind in the body. If you combine that with our coffee-chugging, scrolling-frenzied daily grind, it’s no wonder we humans are lacking the chill-factor.”
So what is Vedic meditation? Well, according to Lewis it’s all about “minimal input, maximum output. It is natural and effortless; an independent practice which allows you to be yourself, just a better version.”
“Only a few decades ago, meditation used to be a weird word conjuring images of vegan hippies, Indian gurus and The Beatles. Now meditation is considered to be one of the key tools in leadership, management and productivity”.
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“Long gone are the days where kids used to kick around on BMXs all weekend and come home scratched and dirty for meal times. Now many children have mobile phones, are doing homework on their MacBook Airs and communicating with friends over text. We live in different times, and more than ever kids need relevant, easy tools in which to cope. Which is wheremeditation comes in.”
“I believe the key is to keep the wonder, to keep the awe; to keep open and broad and expansive. To take nothing for granted in day-to-day living. I don’t mean in a ‘wow, isn’t life beautiful?’ fake happy way. That doesn’t last. I mean in a deep resonation with every little thing at home and at work. “
“For me meditation is a great tool for clarity and expanding creativity. I’m not into the spiritual side of it. I started meditating years ago at my previous job which was highly stressful and it helped me focus immensely and helped me realise I could leave that job and work for enjoyment again.”
“Take it from me, the process is beautiful and the results are life changing. And it’s super easy. I have never in my life felt more centred, clear and creative, and many people around me have noticed the difference.”
“ Following your gut instinct and knowing that you’re on to something is vital. Testing the market is imperative. You might have the greatest idea in the world, but if the time isn’t right, it just won’t float ”
“Meditation improves memory, it increases grey matter which allows us to think faster and it brings clarity. It helps immensely with sleep, it decreases risk of disease especially to the heart. It has a significant decrease in cancer mortality, and increases immunity, reduces inflammation and helps fight a range of conditions from arthritis to high blood pressure and diabetes.”
“A 20 minute meditation is the equivalent to two to three hours body rest. It nourishes your mind and body and brings you back into sync with yourself. It satisfies the soul. It expands your consciousness and allows you to feel at one with everything, and in turn more in tune with your growing little one. Who wouldn’t want more of that?”