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What is TM?

 

Transcendental Meditation is a simple, natural, effortless technique practised 20 minutes twice a day while sitting comfortably.

It is not a religion or philosophy. Over six million people of all ages, cultures and religions have learnt TM. Anyone can learn!

 
 

What happens
when you meditate?

 

The TM technique allows your mind to easily settle inward, until you experience the most silent and peaceful level of your own awareness. It is completely different to other meditation techniques as it involves no concentrating or focusing, no trying to "empty the mind".

"Transcendental Meditation gives me an island of calm
in the midst of so much turbulence"

Paul McCartney on TM

Sir Paul McCartney

What is TM's value
in daily life?

Stress and anxiety are harmful to health, happiness, creativity and productivity. Hundreds of published research studies on TM verify its effectiveness for reducing stress, enhancing brain function, strengthening immunity and much more.

Remove the root cause of anxiety naturally

Regular practice of Transcendental Meditation gives a calmer, more peaceful state of mind.

146 independent studies show Transcendental Meditation is significantly more effective in reducing trait anxiety than other techniques.

Meta-analysis

TM reduces anxiety

Source: Journal of Clinical Psychology, 1989; 45:957-974

Scientific research shows that TM has been proven to help with insomnia

The way to break the insomnia cycle is to give the whole physiology a dose of profound inner rest and stillness. TM is highly effective at producing a state of deep inner calm. Many people report an immediate improvement in their sleep quality after learning TM.

Reduced Insomnia through TM

Insomnia Chart 1

Source:Journal of Counselling and Development

Greater resilience to stress

When your inner resources cannot meet the demands of daily life, you get stressed. TM increases tolerance and the ability to recover from stressful situations.

Decrease your stress hormones naturally

TM's effect on cortisol: this landmark study published in Hormones and Behavour found that Transcendential Meditation reduces cortisol by 30%.

The Stress Hormone

TM's effect on cortisol

Reference: Hormones and Behaviour

Increase your happiness hormones

Neurologists have found that practising Transcendental Meditation releases serotonin, the neurotransmitter that affects your feelings of well-being and happiness.

Change in serotonin levels during TM practise

Increase your happiness hormones

Reference: Journal of Neural Transmission Vol 39, 1976, pp257-267

Improve your clarity of mind & creativity

TM is one of the most effective methods for time management. An orderly mind prioritises and does not suffer from time pressure, naturally enhancing creativity.

Effortlessly connect with your deepest inner creativity.

A major research study at American University found that TM creates alpha brain waves. The Mayo Clinic describes alpha brain waves as being associated with a "relaxed, happy, focused" state of mind.

That's why people who learn TM often say they're more focused, creative and productive in activity than ever before. Many of them previously tried other forms of meditation. The chart below illustrates a key difference between TM and other techniques.

Meta-analysis

TM and creativity

Meditate for a healthier heart

Extensive scientific research has shown distinct benefits for cardiovascular health, including reduced high blood pressure and reduced risk of stroke.

Major reduction in heart attack & stroke

A five-year study on patients with coronary heart disease reported a 48% reduction in heart attack, stroke and death among those practicing Transcendental Meditation compared to other controls.

48% Reduction in heart attack & stroke

Source: Circulation Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes

"Life finds its purpose and fulfilment in the expansion of happiness"

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
Founder of Transcendental Meditation

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