Transcendental Meditation (TM)
TM was popularized by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi for the benefit of people worldwide. It can be practised by any person, regardless of their religion, sex or nationality. Read on to learn more about this useful method which can give you immense physical and psychological benefits.
TM is an effortless, natural and simple procedure. It should be ideally practised for 20 minutes, twice a day, for best results. One should sit in a comfortable position with eyes shut. TM is not a lifestyle, philosophy or religion. It is one of the most effective methods of self-development. TM is perhaps the most researched and most popular meditation technique.
Process of TM
TM takes your mind to the very source of thought. In this state, you experience pure or transcendental awareness. With TM, you reach a peaceful and silent level of consciousness. This is your innermost self. TM thus leads you to a stage of restful awareness. In this state, your brain functions become more coherent, and your body gets deep relaxation and rest.
Popularity of TM
Millions of people have learned this natural, simple technique. These people are of all ages, religions and cultures. TM’s popularity and efficacy make it one of the most sought after meditation techniques.
Scientific Research on TM
TM is a widely researched meditation method. Over 250 research centers and universities (including Stanford, UCLA and Harvard) have conducted more than 600 research studies on TM. Over 100 journals have published the results of these studies.
Origin of TM
TM has its origin in the ancient tradition of enlightenment, that has been practised in India for thousands of years. Vedic masters have handed down this knowledge through the ages. Maharishi Mahesh Yogi popularized TM worldwide, enabling humanity to experience subtler states of mental consciousness. The TM teachers adhere to the same procedures, that have been effective for thousands of years.
How TM is unique
There are many meditation techniques that can be practised. Some lay emphasis on concentration, others on mindfulness. These techniques make the mind mind active at the surface level. But, TM paves the mind to effortlessly, naturally and simply transcend thinking, and surface turbulence, to reach a deep state of restful awareness. The benefits accrued from practising TM are the results of experiencing this transcendental state of restful and deep inner awareness.