These are recommended by our community members based on their personal experience. We are a knowledge sharing and learning platform and not endorsing any therapy or therapists, so everyone should educate themselves on our recommendations and choose one they wish to pursue their personal well-being. This list will continue to evolve as the Institute grows.
Brahma Kumaris is a worldwide spiritual movement dedicated to personal transformation and world renewal. Founded in India in 1937, Brahma Kumaris has spread to over 110 countries on all continents and has had an extensive impact in many sectors as an international NGO. However, their real commitment is to helping individuals transform their perspective of the world from material to spiritual. It supports the cultivation of a deep collective consciousness of peace and of the individual dignity of each soul.The spiritual headquarters of Brahma Kumaris is in Mount Abu, India. At a national level, activities are generally coordinated by local people in alignment with the spiritual principles of Brahma Kumaris, working in accordance with the laws of the land. Activities of international interest are coordinated regionally from offices in London, Moscow, Nairobi, New York and Sydney.
Founded by Sadhguru Vasudev, the core of the Foundation’s activities is a customized system of yoga called Isha Yoga. Isha Yoga distills powerful, ancient yogic methods for a modern person, creating peak physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing. This basis of total wellbeing accelerates inner growth, allowing each individual to tap the wealth of vibrant life within oneself. Sadhguru’s introductory program, Inner Engineering, introduces Shambhavi Maha Mudra – a simple but powerful kriya (inner energy process) for deep inner transformation. Recommended programs to enhance and balance one’s inner self are Inner Engineering, Hatha Yoga, Shoonya, Bhava Spandana, Samyama, Bhuta shuddhi and many more.
Maharishi received the technique from his teacher with whom he studied for many years, before inaugurating an international organisation to spread the knowledge of Transcendental Meditation globally in 1957. The knowledge of Transcendental Meditation has been made widely available in the world today by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.During the past 50 years, due to Maharishi’s achievements more than five million people have learned Transcendental Meditation and over 40,000 teachers of Transcendental Meditation have been trained, opening thousands of teaching centres throughout the world. Hundreds of Maharishi schools, colleges and universities have been founded and Transcendental Meditation programmes have been introduced in private businesses, universities, prisons, the military and other public institutions. While meditating, the person practicing TM sits in a comfortable position with eyes closed and silently repeats a mantra. A mantra is a meaningless sound from the Vedic tradition that’s been assigned by a certified instructor.When meditating, the ordinary thinking process is “transcended.” It’s replaced by a state of pure consciousness. In this state, the meditator achieves perfect stillness, rest, stability, order, and a complete absence of mental boundaries. Regular meditation can reduce chronic pain, anxiety, high blood pressure, cholesterol and other chronic ailments.
Vipassana Meditation Technique as taught by S.N. Goenka; which means to see things as they really are, is one of India’s most ancient techniques of meditation. It was taught in India more than 2500 years ago as a universal remedy for universal ills. The basic method is conducted as a 10-day residential course. To learn Vipassana it is necessary to take a ten-day residential course under the guidance of a qualified teacher. The courses are conducted at established Vipassana Centres .For the duration of the retreat, students remain within the course site, having no contact with the outside world. They refrain from reading and writing, and suspend any religious practices or other disciplines. They follow a demanding daily schedule which includes about ten hours of sitting meditation. They also observe silence, not communicating with fellow students; however, they are free to discuss meditation questions with the teacher and material problems with the management. Students receive systematic meditation instructions several times a day, and each day’s progress is explained during a taped evening discourse by S.N. Goenka. Complete silence is observed for the first nine days. On the tenth day, students resume speaking, making the transition back to a more extroverted way of life. The course concludes on the morning of the eleventh day. The retreat closes with the practice of metta-bhavana (loving-kindness or good will towards all), a meditation technique in which the purity developed during the course is shared with all beings