We all are seeking for something more in our life—more happiness, better health, greater achievements and deeper fulfilment. Some people maybe looking for a way to reduce stress and increase inner peace; others may want to increase their mental potential and achieve more in life; and there may be a few searching for eternal freedom and bliss within.
Here we have an ancient yet scientifically validated programme known as Transcendental Meditation(TM) as a simple technique for holistic development, providing solutions to all the contemporary challenges that individuals and societies are facing all across.
What is Transcendental Meditation?
Transcendental Meditation is a simple, natural, effortless technique practiced 20 minutes twice each day while sitting comfortably with the eyes closed. No concentration, no controlling of the mind is needed to practice this technique. Moreover, no monitoring of thoughts and no “trying to empty” the mind is involved in TM Technique. Also it doesn’t require any change in lifestyle or belief system to learn this technique. Over 10 million people have learnt TM—of all ages, cultures, religions and walks of life.
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi introduced this technique to the whole world in late 1950s to help every individual to unfold the vast inner potential that plays an important role to be successful and happier in life.
The Transcendental Meditation technique allows our active mind to naturally and spontaneously settle inward, through quieter levels of thought, until we experience the most silent and peaceful level of our own awareness— Pure Consciousness—reservoir of infinite bliss, creativity and intelligence.
As we practice this technique regularly, it helps to increase that bliss, intelligence along with success and fulfilment in our daily life.
What are the benefits of Transcendental Meditation?
There are more than 650 scientific research studies, 400 of them published in peer-reviewed journals, conducted at over 250 Universities and research institutes in 30 countries over the last 50 years, that documents the benefits of Transcendental Meditation in the field of mental potential, health, behaviour and society.
When the mind settles down during the practice of TM, the body gains a unique state of deep rest, which dissolves deep rooted stresses in a natural way, which helps in reducing:
– High Blood Pressure
– Insulin Resistance
– Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
– Autism Spectrum and many other diseases.
Research shows that TM helps to have a healthier heart, increases immunity and decreases hospitalisation rate. In addition to that, it promotes younger biological age and improves gene expression.
TM produces a unique type of brain functioning, shows exceptional orderliness as measured by electroencephalograph—called EEG. Increased orderliness is called EEG Coherence. High EEG Coherence is significantly associated with:
– Increased Creativity
– Greater Learning Ability
– Higher Moral Reasoning
– Higher Intelligence(IQ)
– Less Neurotic Behaviour
– Higher Academic Achievement
– Clearer experiences of Transcendental Consciousness—the field of our total inner intelligence
– And more efficient functioning of our Nervous System.
TM also helps in improving memory, increases field independence and fluid intelligence. It helps in increasing Self Actualization which leads to clarity of mind, confidence and skills to achieve the goals. Additionally, research shows that TM helps to develop Higher States of Consciousness and Enlightenment—Full development of Mind and Physiology.
When we are lesser stressed and more relaxed, we are able to give more to others—our relationships naturally become more enjoyable, there is more understanding and compassion towards others.
Research studies indicates that people who practice TM have Improved Work and Personal Relationships; Greater Appreciation for others; and Increased Tolerance. When TM was taught in Prisons it was seen through research that there was reduction in Aggression, Verbal Hostility and Tendency to Assault and Recidivism in Prison Inmates.
“We radiate what we are”—When we feel peace, happiness and calmness within, it naturally spreads in the surroundings.
Many scientific studies shows that when large group of people, more than 1% of the population in any given area, practices TM, it naturally increases positive trends and reduces negative trends in the given area—this phenomenon is known as—Maharishi Effect.
When groups practiced the TM and it’s Advance Programmes (square root of one percent of the population in the given area) was enough to reduce Violent Crime, Homicides, Traffic Fatalities, other accidental deaths, drug related deaths, infant mortality and increased peace in the society—as was recorded in several areas like Lebanon, Cambodia, USA, Netherlands, etc through multiple research studies—known as Extended Maharishi Effect.
“Water the root to enjoy the fruit”— just as watering the roots nourishes the trunk, branches, leaves, fruits and flowers, similarly Transcendental Meditation nourishes life as a whole—mind, body, behaviour and society, by enlivening the basis of life—Transcendental Consciousness in one’s awareness and develops higher states of consciousness and a more harmonious, healthier and peaceful world.
Transcendental Meditation is learned from a Certified Teacher. For information on how to learn TM click the link below: