About The TM Technique
What is the Transcendental Meditation® (TM®) Technique?
The TM technique is practiced for 20 minutes twice daily while sitting comfortably with eyes closed. It is an effortless, systematic technique that takes the active, thinking mind to its silent source, to ‘transcend’, or go beyond, the least excited level of the mind to experience the Self, or pure consciousness. This is the silent source of all thinking, activity, and behavior within us. It is characterized as a field of infinite energy, creativity, intelligence, and peace.
The TM technique allows the mind to effortlessly experience its full range from its most active to its most silent levels, like a wave on the ocean settling down to its silent depths. As a result, this experience of deep inner silence nourishes all aspects of our daily life—mental, physical, emotional, and social.
Nambatya Grace, PhD, a top leader in the Uganda Ministry of Health discusses her experience with Transcendental Meditation
How the Mind/Body Connection is Improved
As the mind effortlessly settles down to quieter levels of thought—a state of inner peace and calm—the body correspondingly settles down to a state of deep physical rest. This state of inner peace and calm produces profound physical relaxation, and yet the mind remains restfully alert. This deep level of mental and physiological rest dissolves stress and revitalizes life to develop clearer thinking, increase physical energy and vitality, and improve relationships with others.
Benefits of the TM Practice
- Clearer thinking
- Greater inner calm throughout the day
- Reduced cortisol (the “stress hormone”)
- Normalized blood pressure
- Reduced insomnia
- Lower risk of heart attack and stroke
- Reduced anxiety and depression
- Improved brain function and memory
- Improved personal relationships
These and the many other benefits of the TM practice have been scientifically verified by over 350 research studies that have been published in peer reviewed journals world-wide.
The Transcendental Meditation Technique is an Effective Tool for Women
For a mother, a child’s first teacher, she must be balanced within herself in order to be a successful mother and to hold her important position as the center of the family. The TM technique has been found to promote and maintain this balance for mothers, for girls, and for women everywhere around the world. TM is a universal practice, simple and effective, and has proven to be an excellent tool for enriching all aspects of a woman’s life and positively impacting the world around her.
What Ugandan Women Have to Say:
“From the very start when I learned the TM technique it has reduced my daily anxieties and I feel in control most of the time. With peace of mind, I am more happy and enthusiastic about living and work. I am also more kind and compassionate and considerate to people and other creatures.”
The Transcendental Meditation Technique is Unique
Some meditation techniques involve watching your thoughts or focusing on your breathing or bodily sensations. Others employ concentration, visualization or trying to clear your mind of thoughts.
The Transcendental Meditation technique is unique. It doesn’t involve concentration, focused attention, or control of the mind in any way. In fact, TM is a simple and effortlessness technique for transcending and going beyond thought, which is the key to its effectiveness in bringing about consistent and profound benefits.
Forbes magazine made this statement about the TM technique: