Even though it has hardly been a year ever since Meghan Markle has become part of the British royal family, the world expects her to be absolutely perfect in every way, and although they do have the resources to be able to afford some help to look the part, it still requires Markle to put in a lot of effort to play her role well as the Duchess of Sussex.
Apart from being royalty, Meghan is also a philanthropist and has dedicated her life to public service from her office in Buckingham Palace. Her schedule is full of commitments that she has to fulfill every day, which means there is little time left for self-care.
According to reports, Markle has been using Vedic meditation to fulfill her self-care needs. The Duchess had initially talked about the technique back in the year 2015, declaring it to be very beneficial for her mental health after she had practiced it for around 12 months.
As meditation had proved very beneficial to the Duchess, she incorporated it as part of her routine.
However, when she had started practicing it for the first time, she reportedly did not like doing it at all because of multiple reasons such as the fact that it is a bit boring, it’s easy to get lost in thoughts, or the many distractions that offer excuses not to do it.
But not much time passed before she accepted it as a permanent part of herself as she started noticing that it was having a very positive impact on herself.
Although she could not pinpoint how meditation was improving her, the fact that she started remaining happier was enough to accept it.
The Way To Do It
While performing meditation can be as simple as closing your eyes, crossing your legs, and chanting a particular sound, the Vedic meditation needs a bit of resource. Of course, Meghan did not know how to perform the Vedic form of meditation herself, and so she approached Light Watkins, who became Markle’s official coach for meditation.
Watkins taught Markle the entire methodology behind the Vedic meditation style, and she revealed the same in an interview.
Apparently, it’s pretty simple to perform it, since all you have to do is close your eyes and focus on the thoughts that roam through your mind. Your goal is to resist the ideas that would want to enter your mind, which could be anything, from a random song to an annoying conversation you had just hours ago.
Apart from resisting such ideas, you also need to let those ideas flow through your mind which offers mental experiences free from any concern or remorse. As a result, the mind gets de-cluttered and all the negative thoughts exit, leaving plenty of room for only positive thoughts to remain.
In the long run, advocates of the Vedic meditation point out that this refreshed state of mind allows you to gain more success as well as happiness in whatever you do in life.