What is the Transcendental Meditation technique?
The Transcendental Meditation (TM®) technique, founded by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, is a simple, natural, effortless practice that allows the mind to experience a quiet, calm state of expanded alertness, while the body enjoys deep rest and rejuvenation. TM is easy to learn, and is practiced 20 minutes twice a day sitting comfortably with the eyes closed. Regular practice of the TM technique produces positive effects in all areas of life.
Improved Brain Functioning
- clearer thinking
- increased creativity
- improved academic performance
- enhanced learning ability
- reduced stress and anxiety
- greater energy, less fatigue
- decreased depression
- 50% fewer doctor visits and hospitalizations
- improved cardiovascular health
- reduced cardiovascular risk factors
- reduced substance abuse
- reduced symptoms of post-traumatic stress (PTS)
- healthier relationships
- integration of personality
- increased self-actualization
- increased longevity
Benefits of the TM Technique Are Scientifically Verified
More than 350 research studies on the TM technique have been published in 160 peer-reviewed scientific journals. These studies were conducted at 200 universities and research centers, including Harvard Medical School, Stanford Medical School, Yale Medical School, UCLA Medical School, and Medical College of Georgia.
During the past 10 years, the US National Institutes of Health have awarded over $25 million in research grants to study the beneficial effects of TM in preventing and treating stroke, heart failure, metabolic syndrome, and other cardiovascular diseases.
In April, 2013, the American Heart Association published a statement in their journal Hypertension concluding that the TM technique is an effective practice for lowering high blood pressure. The AHA report recommended that TM be considered in clinical practice by physicians for the prevention and treatment of hypertension.