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The Transcendental Meditation technique

“Transcendental Meditation opens the awareness to the infinite reservoir of energy, creativity, and intelligence that lies deep within everyone.” – Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

“Transcendental Meditation opens the awareness to the infinite reservoir of energy, creativity, and intelligence that lies deep within everyone.” – Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

Contrary to what the name itself might suggest :)  — the Transcendental Meditation technique is a very simple, natural and effortless way of letting your mind settle down into an extremely calm and wise state of rest. Best effects are produced with regular practice of two times twenty minutes a day.

Mantra, a sound which delivers –  Though TM is not a mantra-based meditation it does involve use of mantras, chosen by a trained TM teacher to specifically suit the person. Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, the great teacher who introduced the TM technique to the wider world, said: “By using this mantra, the practitioner experiences the thought of that sound and starts minimizing that thought to experience the finer states of that thought – until the source of thought is fathomed and the conscious mind reaches the transcendental area of being.”

Qualified teachers –  Though the technique itself is easy to enjoy and practice after you’ve learned it, it is a fairly finely-tuned stuff based on traditions thousands of years old. This is the main reason why it makes sense to play it sound and learn it from a qualified Transcendental Meditation teacher.

How much does it cost to learn TM? The fee for learning TM varies across countries, depending on the standard of living, but it usually reaches into hundreds of dollars per the 4-day course. Seems expensive, at the first glance? However, it’s the worth for the money which counts. Buying a brand new Ferrari for a couple of grands wouldn’t be such a bad deal, right? And in this context, Transcendental Meditation could well be the most useful investment you can possibly make in your life. Here’s why.

What doing TM will give you? Doing TM regularly has a well-proven effect of letting your nervous system settle into a state of deep rest which offers efficient stress relief. Thus TM is proven to have a positive impact on your blood pressure, immune system, eating habits, good night’s sleep, etc. TM practice will also make you wise and efficient. With TM, as hundreds of testimonials demonstrate, artists will become more creative, students better able to learn, businessmen will make smarter decisions and sportsmen reach their full potential.

How is TM different from other meditation techniques?  According to research, the practice of Transcendental Meditation is unique in many a sense. For one, TM seems to turn on the whole brain and make it function as a holistic unit. This is a common feature of those people who report peak-performances in business, art or sports. Another peculiar feature of the TM technique is that there is no difference between brainwaves of experts and beginners — one masters it quickly. In fact, the positive effects of practice are usually apparent already from the very first TM session.

Other useful pages: Official home page of the TM organization; TM channel on YouTube; The David Lynch Foundation