Meditation practice develops the ability to focus the attention at will and attain a higher level of relaxation and inner peace. Regular practitioners cite many side benefits: an increased ability to concentrate on precision or demanding tasks, greater creativity and a decreased tendency to dwell on the past or worry about the future.
The 'DevaMind' meditation approach offers a flexible set of techniques that can be used by people with a wide range of interests and backgrounds. Students need not have interest in Eastern traditions or spiritual development to benefit from the basic techniques. Those looking for more will find a rich source in the classical techniques from the Buddhist and Yogic traditions.
The 'DevaMind' meditation course begins with some basic relaxation and concentration techniques (also introduced through the Hatha Yoga practice).
In the more advanced course, the student is introduced to two of the classical meditation techniques developed in Buddhist and Yogic traditions: Buddhist 'Mindfulness' meditation, a gentle approach focusing on the breath, with positive affirmations and visualization; and 'Japa' or 'Mantra' meditation, which uses a repeated word or phrase to focus the mind and gradually quiet the thoughts.