Benefits of Transcendental Meditation

Benefits of TM

Many people say the TM technique has a transforming effect — they report major benefits in reducing chronic stress and anxiety, insomnia, hypertension, and other stress-related disorders.

Science has discovered that the TM technique provides a natural state of rest distinct from sleep, deeper and more revitalizing than ordinary relaxation. Studies show that this state of restful alertness not only washes away stress, it heals and transforms us holistically—as watering the root nourishes the entire tree.

The TM technique can give you access to more vitality. It is one thing you can do—15-20 minutes twice daily—to enrich every aspect of your life.

Health Benefits

The American Heart Association found that the TM technique is the only meditation technique that lowers blood pressure. TM has been shown to reduce anxiety and depression, and lower the risk of heart attack and stroke.

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Improved Relationships

The TM technique contributes to more successful and fulfilling relationships. TM reduces stress and tension, a major barrier to good communication. It has been found to develop broader awareness, greater happiness, and refined feelings and emotions. 

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Inner Peace & Wellness

The TM® technique helps us cultivate a peaceful state of inner calm. The peace and calm experienced during the practice of TM flows into daily life. With TM, one can experience quieter levels of the mind.

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Stress & Anxiety

A Stanford University study found the TM technique to be twice as effective as other techniques for reducing stress and anxiety. The TM technique reduces the mental and physical effects of stress.

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More than 350 scientific studies

Transcendental Meditation significanly reduces levels of the stress hormone - cortisol

More than 350 peer-reviewed research studies on the TM technique have been published in over 160 scientific journals have already documented the wide-ranging benefits for every aspect of life. These studies were conducted at many US and international universities and research centers, including Harvard Medical School, Stanford Medical School, Yale Medical School, and UCLA Medical School.

In a Stanford University Study, the TM technique was found to be twice as effective as other techniques for stress and anxiety.

video: Garry Kaplan on TM

Neurologist, Dr Gary Kaplan, explains the benefits of TM - (3mins) 


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Lynette Jones

Lynnette Jones, Teaching Assistant for the Visually Impaired

"When my mother passed away, I was searching for something in my life and really did not know where to look. By chance, a friend was arranging an Introductory talk about Transcendental Meditation at her home so I managed to persuade my husband to come along and we have never looked back since that day. We have found balance, gratitude and peace in our lives and this seems to be reflected in both our personal and working lives. I wish that more people would realise the wonderful benefits of practising Transcendental Meditation."

Norman Rosenthal, psychiatrist, researcher and author

Norman Rosenthal Psychiatrist, Author and Researcher

"Before our research was over, three of our clinicians had gotten Transcendental Meditation training. That's how impressed they were with what they saw.

No other stress management technique' has anywhere close to this amount of hard data in support of its claims to reduce stress."