A few years ago I had the pleasure of meeting Camila Baker at a Medway based network meeting. After a short talk I found myself drawn to her unique energy and her great positivity.
She was needs some branding work for her meditation classes and I was delighted when she chose to work with me on this project.
While I was learning about her and what she does, I started to feel like my life was missing a skill. Medication. Thou I did do some after my yoga classes, I could never seem to do it alone at home.
I suffer from a noisy brain. It is always talking to me; whether it is that what I am doing now, what I’ve just done before or a random thing about the past, I find it hard to quieten it all sometimes find a moments piece. So last month I finally took the plunge and took the four-day course at her home.
Camilla practice a form of meditation called Vedic meditation. She always spoke about her classes with such passion and enthusiasm that I knew I had to learn with her. It’s also helped that she lives a beautiful home surrounded by some of Kent’s best countryside making it an idyllic place to learn. A warm and welcoming place where you can totally relax and immerse yourself into the practice of meditation.
What is Vedic Meditation?
The word Vedic comes from the Sanskrit word Veda, or knowledge. Vedic Meditation is one of the oldest, most effortless, and natural forms of meditation.
Vedic Meditation is not a monastic practice. Meaning, it wasn’t designed for people whose spiritual path involves detaching from society. It is practiced by sitting comfortably with eyes-closed, and gently using a specific sound, or “mantra,” to naturally settle the mind and body into a state of deep rest.
This technique was developed for “householders”—people who are fully engaged in life. Multi-tasking people with active minds who lead busy lives with jobs, relationships, and families.
Although originating in India this is not exclusively “Indian” knowledge. The technique is universal in its nature, practiced by and benefiting people all over the world, regardless of their society, profession, age, religion, or belief system.