What Are the Benefits of Transcendental Meditation?
The deeper the rest, the more dynamic the activity. The accumulated stress that is eliminated during the deep rest of Transcendental Meditation is a hindrance to creative thinking and activity. Freedom from accumulated stress allows greater achievement, more fulfilment. Transcendental Meditation is for people who want to realize more of their full potential. It is not for people who want to withdraw from life.
Regular practice of Transcendental Meditation has been shown by over 600 published scientific studies not only to significantly reduce health care costs and to alleviate specific disorders such as hypertension, anxiety, migraine, insomnia, bronchial asthma, ADHD and diabetes, but also to improve normal functioning, such as reaction time, resistance to stressful stimuli and athletic performance.
Some benefits, such as raising intelligence and slowing the ageing process, are unique to Transcendental Meditation. As is the proven effectiveness of Transcendental Meditation and the TM-Sidhi programme in reducing social conflict. (See Scientific Charts and other links in the page What Does the Research Show?).
The reason for such a wide variety of benefits is that Transcendental Meditation improves the style of functioning of mind and body as a whole. In short, it raises consciousness.
All the mental and physical benefits of Transcendental Meditation spring from direct experience during TM of transcendental consciousness – in which mind and body naturally attain their most integrated, coherent state. Benefits in daily life are experienced from the start and are cumulative. (See TM/heart disease research, report 4, in Latest News).
With regular practice, meditators report that the state of pure consciousness experienced morning and evening becomes the silent, stable basis of creative thought and activity throughout the day. They begin to perform right action more spontaneously – with less internal debate and worry. They achieve more with less effort. Performance at work improves. Personal relationships become more harmonious. They become more fulfilled, happier. Learning Transcendental Meditation is like coming home.
Video clip. Application of Transcendental Meditation in the workplace. The award-winning Tower Companies in Washington DC. www.tm.org/#home-2. Click "Benefits" in toolbar at top, then "Workplace" and then the thumbnail picture "Going Beyond Green".