Meditation is a completely natural and instinctive human ability, part of the survival wisdom built-in to our bodies.
There are thousands of different styles of meditation, just like there are thousands of styles of music and cooking. When you discover the style that goes with your individual nature, meditation is a joyous relief, something you look forward to each day.
Instinctive Meditation is a way of listening to the instincts as a guide in meditation. The word, "instincts" refers to the body's internal guidance system, refined over hundreds of millions of years. Hunting, homing, trail-making, gathering, nesting, resting, socializing, all these are primordial impulses flowing through the body at all times. When we learn to cooperate with them inwardly, meditation feels natural.
Scientific research indicates that meditation is a built-in ability of the human body, part of our instinctive survival skills. We all can do it.
We each have our own favorite ways of entering meditative states – our own unique style. We thrive in meditation when the approach we take goes with our own inclinations and instincts. Don't let anyone tell you that meditation is the realm of experts or gurus.
Instinctive Meditation is a way of learning and practicing meditation so that it becomes the most natural thing in the world for you – a chance to rest deeply, reclaim your love of life, release tension, and emerge refreshed after a few minutes. Instinctive Meditation grounded in the ancient yoga tradition and in the last 50 years of modern scientific research on the physiology of meditation.
How do I learn?
We each access our inner capacities in a slightly different way. Learning to meditate is a matter of finding out how to activate your innate ability. This is always an adventure. Meditating feels natural when you find the way that suits your particular nature. There are dozens of little skills involved, that are similar to the skills of loving anyone or anything. The skills of meditation can be learned in person, or by listening to audio programs, or video courses, or by reading books. Everyone is different in their preferred learning style.
In practice, meditation feels like a whole flow of instincts: