Here are some answers to our Frequently Asked Questions

What are the benefits of meditation?
Meditation is there to help you fulfill your everyday needs: getting a little rest and relaxation, clearing your mind, getting some perspective on your life, having more energy, and being able to go into action with relaxation.  Meditating daily has a powerful effect on your physical health, your ability to heal emotionally, and your ability to function at your best. These benefits are measurable, as discovered by scientists and doctors the world over who have been researching the benefits.

Is meditation a religion?
Meditation is not a religion. It is a philosophy that began in India an estimated 5,000 years ago. These scriptures provide a framework for spiritual growth and mastery over the physical and mental body. It is also not necessary to surrender your own religious beliefs to practice meditation.

Why do people meditate?
People meditate for innumerable reasons and all of them are valid. People meditate because:

  • They are curious and have a desire to explore.
  • They are worried, tired, bored, lonely or tense.
  • They are happy, grateful, in love and glad to be alive.
  • They are grieving, sad, despairing, resigned, frustrated.
  • They have lost someone or some part of themselves or lost the joy of life.
  • They feel out of place in the practical world and feel the need to live in the world of Nature.
  • They are sick in body or soul and need healing.
  • They want to touch the essence of life and bring its magic into everyday living.
  • They have not touched the essence of life but they suspect it is there for the touching.
  • They have long felt an urge, and finally gave in to it.
  • They are responding to the calling of their own souls.
  • They are so excited by life they figure they could use a little calmness.
  • They want to keep their intuition and senses sharp.

What is the difference in the way you teach?
I explore and find out what works for you. Everyone is different.

The main thing I do when I work with people is to help them shape an approach to meditation that suits their individual nature, personality, body type and daily life.
Human beings have instincts that guide them in meditation. Instinctive Meditation takes the best of classical meditation teachings from thousands of years ago, and updates it for modern lifestyles.  The purpose of any meditation technique is to lead you beyond itself into a more immediate and vital contact with your everyday life.

When should I meditate?

You can meditate when you want to, or when you decide you should, or whenever you can sneak it in. It is up to you. The basic principle is to meditate before periods of activity, so that your ability to work and play and socialize can be enhanced by the relaxed alertness you are learning to function in. The standard approach is to meditate soon after arising in the morning.

How will I know I’m doing it right?

If you are enjoying yourself, feel restful, and have a sense of ease, you are doing it right. In the long run, you know you are doing it right if you are more adaptable, more resilient, more stable inside yourself, more perceptive, and more appreciative of life.

Will I need to make lifestyle changes?
Not really. Just start, and then over time if you feel you want to make a change, then go ahead. But just adding meditation time to your day is a big change. Don’t think you have to “improve” yourself in some way before you start meditating.

Do I have to be vegetarian to practice meditation?

The first principle of yoga philosophy is ahimsa, which means “non harming to self and others. Some people interpret this to include not eating animal products. There is debate about this in the yoga community. I believe that it is a personal decision that everyone has to make for themselves.

What is yoga?
The word yoga, from the Sanskrit word yuj means to yoke or bind and is often interpreted as “union” or a method of discipline.  The Indian sage Patanjali is believed to have collated the practice of yoga into the Yoga Sutra an estimated 2,000 years ago

What is your privacy policy?

Charlotte Meditation adheres to a strict professional code of ethical conduct in the handling of your personal information. Charlotte Meditation is committed to ensuring the privacy of all information you provide. Charlotte meditation is the sole collector and owner of your information. This information is used only by us and our agents, who are also bound by these terms, to facilitate your request for therapies. Your information will not be shared, sold, or made available in any way, to third parties for any purpose other than managing your wellness, unless legally required to do so or with your explicit written permission.

What is your disclaimer?

The sole purpose of this web site is to provide information about the tradition of meditation and Ayurveda. This information is not intended for use in the diagnosis, prevention or cure of any disease. If you have any serious, acute or chronic health concerns, please consult a trained health professional who can fully assess your needs and address them effectively. The diagnosis of clinical anxiety or depressive disorders and any other ailment, as well as the dispensing of medication, requires a physician or other qualified mental health professional. The information provided is intended for informational purposes only. Please understand that the opinions shared with you are meant to be general reference information, and are not intended as a diagnosis or substitute for consulting with your physician or other qualified mental health professional.

Who do I make payments to?

All payments are received by Charlotte Meditation in credit card, check to: Charlotte Meditation

Charlotte Mediation LLC is a registered North Carolina USA Corporation, the corporate office is at 725, providence Road # 300 Charlotte NC 28207 N.C,
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