Benefits of Transcendental Meditation
“I have been practicing Transcendental Meditation for over 30 years. It has helped me to consistently raise my performance levels. It has helped me cope with the stresses and strains of life. And I believe very strongly that the practice of TM has helped me to maintain a steady state of mind – it has given me equanimity no matter what happens.” –Ramani Ayer, CEO of The Hartford, financial services and insurance companies
What is one of the primary benefits of meditation?
Stress relief. The deep rest experienced during the practice of Transcendental Meditation allows the body to dissolve stress and strain naturally. After learning Transcendental Meditation, it is common for people to feel less stress and to notice that they deal more calmly with tense situations. When stress is reduced in the nervous system during meditation, benefits like better sleep and clearer thinking also develop naturally. Over 600 research studies have verified that the daily practice of Transcendental Meditation produces a wide range of positive effects on a person’s mind, body, and behaviour.
Balance creates health and happiness
The benefits of meditation range from relieving stress and improving health to boosting creativity and experiencing higher states of consciousness. People from all walks of life and all backgrounds practice Transcendental Meditation on a daily basis because they experience positive changes in their lives.
Extensive research indicates many benefits
Research has shown that each meditation brings benefits to brain functioning, heart health, and overall balance of the mind and body. Other applications of TM include helping to reduce stress at work and helping students cope with the pressures of academic life.
Inner peace and higher consciousness
Many people who practise TM report the growth of spiritual experience and a feeling of inner peace. This is beneficial on a personal level, but TM also improves relationships with others and can help bring about a more peaceful society. There has even been research showing that a large group of people practicing Transcendental Meditation can lead to a reduction in the crime rate in the surrounding areas.