What is the TM technique?
How is it different?
- No concentrating
- No control of the mind
- No mindfulness (monitoring of thoughts)
- No trying to “empty the mind”
Experiences with TM
“Transcendental meditation is a simple, natural technique… This form of meditation allows your body to settle into a state of profound rest and relaxation and your mind to achieve a state of inner peace, without needing to use concentration or effort.”
“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.”
“Perhaps its greatest benefit is that it’s relatively quick to learn and easy to master. No waiting weeks or months of practice before you see results: TM cuts right to the chase, taking only days — or for some, minutes — before one feels reprieve from their painful and overwhelming thoughts.”
“Life finds its purpose and fulfilment in the expansion of happiness”
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
Founder of Transcendental Meditation