What is one of the primary benefits of meditation? Stress relief. The deep rest experienced during the practice of the Transcendental Meditation technique allows the body to naturally dissolve stress and strain. After learning the TM technique, it is common for meditators to feel less stressed and to notice that they deal more calmly with tense situations. When stress is reduced in the nervous system during meditation, benefits like better sleep and clearer thinking also naturally develop. Over 350 research studies have verified that the daily practice of the TM technique produces a wide range of positive effects on a person's mind, body, and behavior.