A Universal Way To Get Rest Instead of Stressed

Beverly Samuel has practiced TM for two years. She said before she started, she never thought she would be able to sit still for 20 minutes.

“I thought, ‘Oh god, I got to sit here for 20 minutes. It’s just impossible. I can’t do that.’ And then eventually it was like, ‘Oh, I get to sit here for 20 minutes,’ and it was like a retreat,” Samuel said. “It was a retreat from everything. And it just made me feel wonderful.”

News anchor Julia Moffitt of 13Sunrise in Indianapolis explores the Transcendental Meditation technique with local TM teacher Paul Wilson. Originally published on WTHR.com

“‘It’s a universal practice,’ Wilson said. ‘This is a simple system of deep meditation. The sun brings the light in the morning. It wakes people up and an anchor connects us to something deep, so we get some stability on the surface.’

“Wilson has been practicing transcendental mediation, or TM, since he was a teenager. He said it’s for everyone, no matter age or physical ability level. He describes it as an ‘effortless mental technique’ that requires the individual to sit comfortably in a chair with eyes closed for 15 to 20 minutes. He says it can provide a deep state of rest on demand.”