What are the benefits of Transcendental Meditation?
Transcendental Meditation (TM) unfolds the full potential of life for anyone. Extensive research has found it reduces stress and anxiety, resulting in more inner peace and creative thinking, improved health, greater success, and happiness.
How one technique can bring benefits to so many different areas of life
Researchers have concluded that Transcendental Meditation enlivens the body’s inner intelligence, supporting its innate ability to heal itself. TM harnesses the source of nature’s intelligence at the foundation of the mind, which improves all aspects of mental functioning. As mind and body are intimately connected, this has measurable effects on the body too. Thus TM brings wide-ranging benefit to every area of life.
More than 600 scientific studies
More than 600 scientific studies verifying the wide-ranging benefits of the Transcendental Meditation technique have been conducted at 250 independent universities and medical schools in 33 countries during the past 40 years.
4 scientific reasons to learn TM
1. Reduced blood pressure
Studies have shown that Transcendental Meditation (TM) reduces blood pressure. In 2013 The American Heart Association said that TM “may be considered in clinical practice to lower blood pressure.”
R.Schneider, F. Staggers, C. Alexander et al. Hypertension 1995, vol 26, pp. 820-827
2. Increased tolerance to stressful situations
In a fourteen week study, students practicing TM showed a significant (p<.001) increase in stress tolerance as measured by the Jackson Personality Inventory. Howard Schecter, ‘The TM Program in the Classroom: A Psychological Evaluation’ (York University, North York, Ontario, Canada)
3. Increased productivity
According to research, meditators experience greater job satisfaction, increased job performance, more stability in their jobs and better relationships with their co-workers and managers.
David R. Frew, ‘TM and Productivity’ Academy of Management Journal 17, no 2 (USA: 1974): 362-368
4. Better sleep
Research has shown that learning to meditate can decrease the amount of time it takes to fall asleep, especially in people who suffer from insomnia.
Donald E. Miskiman, ‘The Treatment of Insomnia by the TM technique’ (University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada)
To find out more, and see dates of the next introductory talks in Brighton please visit Brighton’s TM Centre