Transcendental Meditation

Transcendental Meditation gives me an island of calm in the midst of so much turbulence.    —Paul McCartney


What is the Transcendental Meditation (TM) technique?

It is a simple, natural, effortless procedure practiced 20 minutes twice each day while sitting comfortably with the eyes closed. It’s not a religion, philosophy, or lifestyle. It’s the most widely practiced, most researched, and most effective method of self-development.

What happens when you meditate?
The Transcendental Meditation technique allows your mind to settle inward beyond thought to experience the source of thought – pure awareness, also known as transcendental consciousness.This is the most silent and peaceful level of consciousness – your innermost Self. In this state of restful alertness, your brain functions with significantly greater coherence and your body gains deep rest.

How many people practice the TM technique?
More than five million people worldwide have learned this simple, natural technique – people of all ages, cultures, and religions.

How much scientific research has been done on the TM technique?
Over 350 research studies have been conducted at more than 250 universities and medical schools (including Harvard, UCLA, and Stanford). These studies have been published and peer reviewed in more than 100 scientific journals.

inner-peaceWhere did the TM technique come from?
The Transcendental Meditation technique is based on the ancient Vedic tradition of enlightenment in India. This knowledge has been handed down by Vedic masters from generation to generation for thousands of years. About 50 years ago, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi -the representative in our age of the Vedic tradition – introduced Transcendental Meditation to the world, restoring the knowledge and experience of higher states of consciousness at this critical time for humanity. When we teach the Transcendental Meditation technique today, we maintain the same procedures used by teachers thousands of years ago for maximum effectiveness.Through the Transcendental Meditation technique, the mind naturally and easily settles down. TM is a technique for transcending—effortlessly experiencing the most silent and peaceful level of consciousness, beyond all mental activity—the state of pure consciousness. With daily practice, the qualities of that state—deep inner peace and settledness—increasingly permeate your life, even in the midst of dynamic activity. That’s why extensive published research has found TM practice so effective at increasing calmness and decreasing stress and anxiety.

A meta-analysis found that the Transcendental Meditation technique produces a calmer style of physiological functioning that continues in daily activity, as indicated by lower levels of respiration rate, heart rate, spontaneous skin resistance responses, and plasma lactate. Reference:American Psychologist 42: 879–881, 1987.

Through the Transcendental Meditation technique, the mind naturally and easily settles down. TM is a technique for transcending—effortlessly experiencing the most silent and peaceful level of consciousness, beyond all mental activity—the state of pure consciousness. With daily practice, the qualities of that state—deep inner peace and settledness—increasingly permeate your life, even in the midst of dynamic activity. That’s why extensive published research has found TM practice so effective at increasing calmness and decreasing stress and anxiety.

Through the Transcendental Meditation technique, the mind naturally and easily settles down.

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To learn more about TM or to schedule an appointment, contact
Ellen Craig (423) 637-0656.

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