Unique Features of Transcendental Meditation
- Easy to Learn
Simple and easy to learn, instruction takes about 1.5 hours a day over four consecutive days. Even quite young children are able to easily learn the practice.
- Easy and enjoyable to practice
TM is remarkably easy to practice. Effortlessness is the key to the effectiveness of TM. The experience of transcending is very enjoyable.
- No Concentration or Control of the Mind
Transcendental Meditation does not involve any concentration or control of the mind. Concentration goes against the nature of the mind. The effort involved in concentration or control of the mind keeps the mind on the active level and prevents the mind from transcending.
- No attempt to stop thinking or to produce a specific result
During Transcendental Meditation there is no attempt to stop thinking, to relax, to transcend or to become more creative. Yet every area of life is enriched. Everything that happens is a by-product of a simple, natural, effortless technique.
- Completely natural
Transcendental Meditation uses the very nature of the mind and body. One simply relearns a natural intrinsic tendency of the mind that we have forgotten how to utilize.
- Does not require any belief or a specific attitude
Transcendental Meditation works regardless of a person’s background, belief or understanding. People of all kinds of background and belief are able to easily learn the practice. Nor does it require any particular attitude. One doesn’t even have to believe that it will work.
- Quick results
Most people experience deep relaxation right from their first meditation. After meditation the mind is less on edge with less anxieties. People report that they are have less trouble getting to sleep, less disturbances during the night and wake up more rested, more alert and more motivated. They find that it’s easier to get started on things, and that it’s easier to get things done, with greater clarity and problem solving ability.
- Develops the Total Brain
Brain research shows that the Transcendental Meditation technique develops the total brain, increasing creativity and intelligence and improving decision-making and problem-solving abilities.
- Personal Instruction by professional, experienced, accredited teachers
Each person is taught individually on the first day. Instruction is tailored to the needs of the individual. Only accredited, professional, experienced teachers are approved to teach TM.
- Systematically taught
Transcendental Meditation is taught very systematically. The teachers of Transcendental Meditation are trained to pass on the technique correctly and to explain all the subjective experiences that can occur during the practice. Teachers of Transcendental Meditation are required to maintain a consistent high standard of teaching.
- Holistic benefit - all areas of life are improved
Because we are dealing with life on its most fundamental level all areas of life are improved; mind, body, behavior, and the environment.
- Verified by more than 600 Scientific Research studies
More than 600 scientific studies verifying the wide-ranging benefits of the Transcendental Meditation technique have been conducted at 250 independent universities and medical schools in 33 countries during the past 40 years.
- Uniquely effective
Uniquely effective in
– reducing anxiety
– developing self actualisation
– reducing high blood pressure
– reducing use of cigarettes, drugs and alcohol