‘Meditation has been around for thousands of years and there are dozens of different styles, methods, practices and reasons for practicing it.’

Some of the different styles you may have heard of are vedic, transcendental (TM), vipassana, visual, mindful, heart rhythm meditation, qi gong plus many more.

Meditation can be done in so many ways – it can be done in silence, sitting, walking, alone , in a group, using mantras and the list goes on, in fact meditation can be done anywhere.

I also practice being ‘mindful’ as part of my meditation and also practice it as a regular activity I choose to do in my day to day life. The actual definition of being ‘mindful’ is a mental state achieved by focusing one’s awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one’s feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations, used as a therapeutic technique.

‘I find the more regularly that I meditate, the more mindful I become and the more grateful and positive I feel’

The style of meditation I teach is based around transcendental meditation (TM) but without a lot of the strict guidelines and rules.

In a nutshell, it’s a 20 minute meditation which focuses on breath and uses a ‘mantra’ to allow a fast transition into deeper states of consciousness (or a meditative state).

I normally meditate sitting up in a comfortable chair (not lying down or in a cross legged position on floor) and it can literally be done anywhere.

There is no religious attachment whatsoever, however, I do discuss ‘our inner self’…which can mean many things to different people. To me – it means connection with my true self or to the universe. To others, it might mean GOD, or the light, the source … or whatever else you want to call it, it doesn’t really matter what name we give it.

Meditation is like anything….it takes practice to get good at it.

There is really no right or wrong style or practice of meditation – they are all good and provide amazing benefits.