Petrozzi Wellness Centre is fortunate to have one of only a few of Australia’s certified Primordial Sound Meditation instructors on their staff. Psychologist Avanti Singh will be teaching this technique to students at PWC starting on 12 November 2014. Judging from the interest shown so far, it is likely to become a recurring offering at PWC.
What is Primordial Sound Meditation?
Primordial Sound Meditation is a meditation technique taught by instructors certified by the international Chopra Center. Although the technique has a modern name, it is based on ancient Vedic traditions.
We all know that words have power. Soothing words heal, while angry words hurt. Sounds, too, have tremendous power. One instrumental composition can be soothing and relaxing while another can be energising to one person and annoying to another.
The word “primordial” means “existing at or from the beginning of time.” Primordial sounds are sounds (or vibrations) that existed before language and music. In the Vedic tradition, these sounds have tremendous religious and spiritual significance. The most well-known Hindu sound is “Om” (or “Aum”), but both in chanting (kirtan) and meditation, mantras (repeated words or phrases) are repeated to achieve a desired outcome or connection with higher realities.
Deepak Chopra and David Simon, founders of the Chopra Center, did not invent Primordial Sound Meditation. Their contribution has been to revive an ancient tradition and offer it in an easy to learn and practice manner suited to the modern world.
Why is a Personal Mantra Important?
According to the editors at Chopra.com, the “mantra you will receive is the vibration the universe was creating at the time and place of your birth, and it is calculated following Vedic mathematic formulas.” Repeating the mantra during meditation helps you “slip into the space between your thoughts” and experience deep relaxation and peace; a state of mind they call “restful awareness” or a combination of physical relaxation and an alert, yet quiet mind.
Numerous studies have shown the benefits of regular meditation. Some of its proven benefits include:
- Stress relief
- Lower blood pressure
- Reduced anxiety
- Improved sleep patterns
Beyond that, meditators regularly report that it helps them tap into deeper realities and makes them feel more peaceful, compassionate and intuitive. Practitioners of Primordial Sound Meditation have said that it is a highly effective technique that enhances their ability to enter the state of restful awareness quickly and repeatedly.
If you’re interested in learning Primordial Sound Meditation, contact Petrozzi Wellness Centre. Places for the November workshop may still be available. If they are not, showing your interest will encourage PWC to arrange another workshop in the near future and you can put your name on the waiting list. To keep up with everything happening at PWC, “Like” the PWC Facebook page.