We founded the Essex Meditation organisation in order to help others with the pressures of their daily lives.
My journey into Meditation started 20 years ago. The stress of work was challenging and I did not have the head space to be able to think about enjoying myself or living my life the way I wanted to. It was during this time that I decided to learn meditation as a way to hopefully try and resolve this. I learned Buddhist Zen Meditation at first but i found it difficult to practice. I quickly learned and began to practice Vedic Meditation. Discovering that not all meditation was the same, I started to practice this technique everyday.
What started to happen was astounding and just as I had been told would happen. All of the stress and pressure I had been experiencing started to fall away. Anxiety was replaced with a calmness until I realised that I was working in the same environment with the same pressures but the anxiety and stress was gone. I was peaceful, productive and happy. In fact my whole body and mind remained both relaxed and calm. I was amazed at the effect the Meditation had on me, and in a such a short amount of time too. I really felt transformed. Feeling infinitely happier and much more energetic, my outlook changed.
After an intensive teacher training course with Vaishnava Swami of Rishikesh, India, I learned the entire system and how to teach it to others effectively. The time was right to start to pass this knowledge on.
Patricia Jones joined the Essex Meditation organisation as a teacher in order to help bring eastern knowledge to the area she grew up in.
Patricia runs the second arm of Essex Meditation further afield into Essex and the bordering counties. Patricia has become a very well respected practitioner in her areas of Yoga and Meditation.
My Journey into Meditation started 15 years ago when I met a student of Deepak Chopra at the Deepak Chopra Centre. Having already learned Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, Vipassana Meditation and various Pranayamas I decided to learn Meditation too and see what all the fuss was about. It was an unusual experience at first because as I was taught by my instructor I started to become extremely relaxed and felt almost content to remain right there in the sitting position I was in. I had only just been taught. I was sitting meditating awaiting my teacher to return to continue the course and I just felt so content and calm as if I could stay there forever. It was a level of peace I had not experienced before.
I continued to practice my Meditation everyday and I started to see my creatvity soar, my mind become clear and rested and a deep feeling of peace arise from within.
I took the full training course and decided to join Essex Meditation as a teacher.
Patricia Jones - Meditation and Yoga Teacher