It seems the more we learn, the more evident it becomes that we need to heed the importance of taking care of our mind and at the same time exploring our mind. We focus so much on our physical being and make great strides to take care of and improve our physical being, all the while neglecting what is truly our Ultimate Being: Our Mind. Our Mind is connected to our spirit, lifeforce, soul, chi, however you best associate to in your life. We know that so much of who we are and what we do was conceived in our mind first and so it makes logical sense that we need to take care of our mind.
I’ve tried multiple different types of meditations in my life and advise everyone to do the same to see what resonates best within themselves. I’ve done Merkaba, Tai Chi, Different Breathwork Meditations, chanting meditations and the most recent and the one that best resonated with me: Transcendental Mediation or “TM” as it’s referred to once you practice TM. Again, I truly feel that meditation can be like shoes: you just have to find the right pair for you and I encourage you to do so. I’m including some information about TM below :
What can TM® do for me?
It can make your life much more enjoyable and balanced. Many people say this easy-to-practice technique has a transforming effect — they report major benefits in reducing stress and anxiety, mood disorders, insomnia, and hypertension.
Chronic stress is harmful to health, happiness, creativity, and productivity. Over 380 published research studies on the TM technique have documented its effectiveness for stress and stress-related conditions, brain function, and more.
What is the TM technique?
It’s a simple, natural technique practiced 20 minutes twice each day while sitting comfortably with the eyes closed.
The TM technique is easy to learn and enjoyable to practice, and is not a religion, philosophy, or lifestyle. Over six million people have learned it — people of all ages, cultures, and religions.
What if I’m not good at controlling my mind?
No problem. Unlike other forms of meditation, TM practice involves no concentration, no control of the mind, no contemplation, no monitoring of thoughts.
What happens when you meditate?
The TM technique allows your mind to easily settle inward, through quieter levels of thought, until you experience the most silent and peaceful level of your own awareness — pure consciousness.
This introductory video provides a clear description of what happens during TM practice.
What if I’m skeptical?
The TM technique’s effectiveness is the same whether you believe it will work or are completely skeptical. That’s because it automatically and effortlessly allows your active thinking mind to settle down to a state of deep inner calm.
Can I learn TM from a book or video?
Imagine trying to learn a natural golf swing or the violin. You know how valuable it is for a good teacher to show you the proper technique.
The TM technique is easy to learn, but requires personalized interactive guidance. For this reason, it’s taught only through one-on-one instruction by a certified TM teacher.
There is no other way to learn the authentic TM technique — and there is no evidence that anything else provides the full range of benefits documented in the published research on the TM technique.
What is TM’s value in daily life?
Extensive peer-reviewed published research on the TM technique has found a wide range ofwellness benefits including:
- 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
To learn more, contact your local certified TM teacher.
“Another recent study focusing on transcendental meditation, published in
the American Journal of Hypertension, focused on a young healthy
population. It found that stressed-out college students improved their
mood through T.M., and those at risk for hypertension were able to reduce
their blood pressure.”
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