The Transcendental Meditation technique
What can TM® do for me?
It can make your life much more enjoyable and balanced. Many people say this easy-to-practice technique has a transforming effect — they report major benefits in reducing stress and anxiety, mood disorders, insomnia, and hypertension.
Chronic stress is harmful to health, happiness, creativity, and productivity. Over 350 published research studies on the TM technique have documented its effectiveness for stress and stress-related conditions, brain function, and more.
What is the TM technique?
It’s a simple, natural technique practiced 20 minutes twice each day while sitting comfortably with the eyes closed.
The TM technique is easy to learn and enjoyable to practice, and is not a religion, philosophy, or lifestyle. Over six million people have learned it — people of all ages, cultures, and religions.
What if I’m not good at controlling my mind?
No problem. Unlike other forms of meditation, TM practice involves no concentration, no control of the mind, no contemplation, no monitoring of thoughts.
What happens when you meditate?
The TM technique allows your mind to easily settle inward, through quieter levels of thought, until you experience the most silent and peaceful level of your own awareness — pure consciousness. This is known as automatic self-transcending.
This introductory video provides a clear description of what happens during TM practice.
What if I’m skeptical?
TM’s effectiveness is the same whether you believe it will work or are completely skeptical.
Can I learn TM from a book, DVD, or online?
Imagine trying to learn a natural golf swing or musical instrument. You know how valuable it is for a good teacher to show you the proper technique.
The TM technique is easy to learn, but requires personalized interactive guidance. For this reason, it’s taught only through one-on-one instruction by a certified TM teacher.
Various books, DVDs, etc. are on the market, but none of them teach the authentic TM technique.
What is TM’s value in daily life?
Extensive peer-reviewed published research on the TM technique has found a wide range of wellness benefits including:
- greater inner calm throughout the day
- reduced cortisol (the “stress hormone”)
- normalized blood pressure
- reduced insomnia
- lower risk of heart attack and stroke
- reduced anxiety and depression
- improved brain function and memory
To learn more, contact your local certified TM teacher.
“Transcendental Meditation doesn’t focus on breathing or chanting, like other forms of meditation. Instead, it encourages a restful state of mind beyond thinking… A 2009 study found Transcendental Meditation helped alleviate stress in college students, while another found it helped reduce blood pressure, anxiety, depression and anger.”