What is the Transcendental Meditation® technique?
It is a simple, natural, effortless 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.
Over 350 published research studies have found that the TM technique effortlessly produces a state of restful alertness that markedly reduces stress, anxiety, and fatigue, and promotes balanced functioning of mind and body.
What is its value in daily life?
Research on the Transcendental Meditation technique has found that it produces many wellness benefits, including:
- greater inner calm throughout the day
- reduced anxiety and depression
- normalized blood pressure
- lower risk of heart attack and stroke
- reduced cortisol (known as the “stress hormone”)
- reduced insomnia
- improved learning ability and memory
What happens when you meditate?
The Transcendental Meditation technique allows your mind to effortlessly settle inward, through quieter levels of thought, until you transcend the thinking process and experience the most silent and peaceful level of your own awareness — pure consciousness, your innermost Self.
This introductory video provides a clear description of what happens during TM practice.
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.”