Why Transcendental Meditation?
It is simple, effortless, effective and fun! It is not a philosophy, lifestyle or religion but gives you energy, fulfillment, peace, happiness, rest and the ability to reach your self potential.
The Transcendental Meditation (TM®) technique could well be the most naturalpursuit for the whole family.
This technique of meditation was brought to the United States in 1959 by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi from India. The Transcendental Meditation program is taught by a certified teacher. The technique is taught in four two-hour sessions for adults and children beginning at age 10. Children as young as four are taught a special technique using their “Word of Wisdom” while walking.
Each session builds up your understanding and confidence to use the technique. You will learn how to enjoy and recognize correct effortless practice and comfortably fit it into your day.
A large body of research on this method has demonstrated that the TM technique when used as a regular daily practice:
- Reduces anxiety, stress and depression
- Produces a more profound rest, called “restful alertness,” than just sitting with your eyes closed
- Increases perception, memory and the ability to learn
- Improves the ability to focus
- Improves academic performance
- Improves job performance
- Increases energy levels
- Increases creativity
- Increases tolerance
- Decreases tension in the body
- Decreases high blood pressure and heart rate
- Produces a broad range of health benefits
- Promotes healthy relationships
- Reduces symptoms of ADHD
- Provides coherent rest for the nervous system due to profound relaxation
Recommended Reading: Strength in Stillness: The Power of Transcendental Meditation by Bob Roth
A short easy to read book available on Amazon.com or in our store
Alexander CN, Kurth SC, Travis F, Alexander VK. Effect of practice of the children’s Transcendental Meditation technique on cognitive stage development: acquisition and consolidation of conservation. Journal of Social Behavior and Personality 2005 17(1):21-46
Dixon C, Dillbeck MC, Travis F, Msemaje H, Clayborne BM, Dillbeck SL, Alexander CN. Accelerating cognitive and self-development: longitudinal studies with preschool and elementary school children. Journal of Social Behavior and Personality 2005 17(1):65-91
Grosswald SJ, Stixrud WR, Travis F, Bateh MA. Use of the Transcendental Meditation technique to reduce symptoms of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) by reducing stress and anxiety: an exploratory study. Current Issues in Education [On-line] 2008 10(2)