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Archive for the ‘Research’ Category

Our Veterans Are Lacking A Crucial Tool, And It’s Not Just Inconvenient – It’s Debilitating, And It’s Deadly.

PTSD Play Button
05/23/2014

Our nations heroes deserve to live happy lives after serving our country. Unfortunately many of them are not, because they can’t find peace. Every 80 minutes, a veteran in the United States of America commits suicide, because they don’t have the tools they need to survive post-traumatic stress. Read more

Brain

Transcending and the Brain — New Research

02/18/2014

With millions of Americans practicing some form of yoga and/or meditation, research is advancing on the ultimate goal of these practices — transcendence.
This new article, Transcendental experiences during meditation practice, provides insights into research on individuals experiencing higher states of consciousness. Read more

New Volume of Research on Transcendental Meditation

11/30/2013

“Scientific Research on the Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi Program: Collected Papers, Volume 7” is about to be released. It provides a wonderful resource for those investigating the ever-growing evidence of benefits results from the daily practice of the Transcendental Meditation technique.” Read more

Recovering from the Traumatic Stress of Domestic Violence

11/22/2013

At a recent conference in New York City leaders in business, social welfare and philanthropy came together to hear about the an initiative that is bringing the Transcendental Meditation technique to hundreds of women and children suffering from the traumatic stress of domestic violence. Read more

Stress, the Brain, and Student Life:
A Researcher’s Reflections (Part 2)

11/01/2013

The following is the second part of an interview with Fred Travis, Ph.D., Director of the Center for Brain, Consciousness, and Cognition at Maharishi University of Management. Read more

Stress, the Brain, and Student Life: 
A Researcher’s Reflections (Part 1)

10/29/2013

Dr. Travis is the author of more than 50 research papers that investigate the relation between brain wave patterns, conscious processes, states of consciousness, and meditation practice. He regularly teaches undergraduate and graduate courses, gives seminars, and speaks at conferences around the world on brain development. Read more

Transcendental Meditation Protects the Heart from Stress

10/22/2013

Over the past 40 years independent research has increased our understanding of the many health benefits that result from practice of the Transcendental Meditation technique. Read more

anxiety

New Research on TM and Anxiety

10/11/2013

Anxiety disorders are the most common mental health problem in the United States, affecting 40 million adults (about 18% of the population) and costing more than $42 billion a year. Anxiety is considered a negative mood disturbance that results from failure to predict, control, and obtain desired goals and is associated with dysfunctional cognition, behavior, and physiologic over-activity. Read more

New Study Finds Transcendental Meditation Boosts Student Grades, Graduation Rates

06/25/2013

A new study published in the June 2013 issue of the journal Education (Vol. 133, No. 4)* shows practice of the Transcendental Meditation technique was associated with higher graduation rates, compared to controls. Read more

Are the benefits of TM just due to the ‘placebo effect’?

06/06/2013

I find that sometimes people wonder whether the various benefits that meditators say they experience after learning TM are due to the “placebo effect.”

Here’s an interesting response to that question from researcher Dr. David Orme-Johnson: Read more

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