Emotional Well-Being

  • Reduces stress and anxiety
  • Relieves depression
  • Increases adaptability, tolerance and resilience
  • Improves empathy and connection with others
  • Increases happiness and optimism
  • Enhances Inner contentment
  • Improves mindfulness
  • Expands awareness
  • Creates greater emotional consistency/stability

Mental Performance

  • Improves productivity
  • Improves decision making
  • Better concentration and memory
  • Enhances creativity
  • Increases learning ability
  • Improves cognitive ability in the elderly
  • Improves academic performance
  • Reduces ADHD symptoms
  • Reduces substance abuse

Better Health

  • Reduces fatigue, increases energy
  • Relieves insomnia
  • Stabilizes blood pressure
  • Decreases cholesterol
  • Reduces cardiovascular risk factors
  • Strengthens immune system
  • Increases longevity
  • Normalizes weight
  • Helps with migraines, headaches
  • Improves athletic performance/reaction times

There is a substantial body of research to support these benefits from Vedic Meditation.

I was trained to teach this form of meditation by Thom Knoles.  Thom was trained as a teacher of Transcendental Meditation (“TM”) by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi (“Maharishi”), and taught it for over 25 years with organizations affiliated with Maharishi. Since 1997, Thom has continued to teach this meditation as he learned it from Maharishi, and has done so independently and separately from the TM organizations, using the terms “Vedic Meditation”. Thom Knoles trained me to teach meditation as Thom was trained to teach meditation by Maharishi.

The form of meditation that my teacher, Thom Knoles, teaches, and taught for over 25 years with the TM organizations as “Transcendental Meditation,” has been the subject of hundreds of scientific studies showing a wide range of benefits from regular practice. These studies, which refer to this form of meditation using the name “Transcendental Meditation” or “TM”, support the benefits obtainable from regular practice of Vedic Meditation.