Transcendental Meditation (TM) is the most practiced (about 6 million practitioners worldwide), most widely researched (about 600 studies done conclusively), and, according to the research, the most effective relaxation technique in the world.
TM is easy. Anyone can learn the technique in a few evening sessions, is completely effortless and enjoyable to practice, and the effects are usually noticeable from the first few sittings.
It is a simple, natural, easily learned technique practiced 20 minutes twice daily while sitting comfortably with your eyes closed that just allows your active, agitated, thinking mind to just settle down and access a field of calm that lies deep within every one of us.
TM is not a religion or philosophy and involves no new beliefs or change in lifestyle. Over 350 peer-reviewed research studies on the TM technique confirm a range of benefits for mind, body, and behavior.
Several studies have compared the effects of different meditation practices and found that Transcendental Meditation provides deeper relaxation and is more effective at reducing anxiety, depression, and hypertension than other forms of meditation and relaxation. In addition, no other meditation practice shows the widespread coherence throughout all areas of the brain that is seen with Transcendental Meditation.
The TM technique allows your active mind to easily settle inward, through quieter levels of thought, not unlike the ocean’s turbulent waves on the surface, but once you go down deep enough, you will find a calming silence, same goes with the mind until you experience the most silent and peaceful level of your own awareness — pure consciousness
Transcendental Meditation produces an experience of restful alertness, which is associated with higher metabolic activity in the frontal and parietal parts of the brain, indicating alertness, along with decreased metabolic activity in the thalamus, which is involved in regulating arousal, and hyperactivity
Some studies have found that regular meditation can reduce chronic pain, anxiety, high blood pressure, cholesterol, and the use of health care services. Transcendental Meditation is generally safe and may improve a person’s quality of life.
The scientifically verified physical effects during TM practice include decreased respiratory rate, heart rate, blood pressure, muscle tension, and anxiety. Experts estimate that 66% of the population suffers from some form of adrenal fatigue which causes a general sense of tiredness and lack of wellbeing.
Meta-analyses (statistical analysis of multiple research studies) have found that TM is more effective than other meditation or relaxation techniques in producing a range of results. Examples include: Reducing anxiety (Journal of Clinical Psychology, 1989).
New study shows Transcendental Meditation improves brain functioning in ADHD students, a non-drug approach to enhance students’ ability to learn – https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/889788