Transcendental Meditation (TM)
It’s a simple, natural, effortless technique practiced 20 minutes twice each day while sitting comfortably with the eyes closed.
The TM technique allows your active 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.
Six things you should know
Absolutely effortless - It’s so easy and enjoyable that anyone can do it. This makes it very different from other techniques.
- No concentrating
- No control of the mind
- No monitoring of thoughts (mindfulness)
- No trying to “empty the mind”
Authentic - TM is the ancient technique brought to the West by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in 1959. It can only be taught by certified TM teachers in a course carefully personalized for each individual.
Unique - Other meditations often claim to be the same or similar to the TM technique. In fact, they are very different — and there is no evidence they provide the same benefits.
Evidence-based - Hundreds of published research studies on the TM technique have documented major benefits for:
- stress and anxiety
- brain function
- cardiovascular health
Established - Over six million people have learned the TM technique and experienced its benefits — people of all ages, cultures, religions, and walks of life.
Nothing to believe in - The TM technique is not a religion, philosophy, or lifestyle. No belief or expectation is needed for it to be effective.