The Benefits Of The Transcendental Meditation Technique
When I first heard of the Transcendental Meditation Technique, I was interested and intrigued. It had been around for thousands of years in some form or another, and there had been numerous benefits reported by people using it. However, not many people were aware of the real benefits of the Transcendental Meditation Technique. So, I set out to find out more about it and what people involved with it were saying about its healing effects on their lives.
Transcendental Meditation is a mantra-based meditation designed to create a sense of calm and wholeness. This involves getting into a comfortable position, breathing through the diaphragm in a relaxed way, and practising your ability to notice the thoughts in your mind without engaging with them. Then the mantra—usually a single word or sound, such as the near-cliche of “om,” “Ah” or “Hum” while focusing on the vibrational sensations that arise.
Unlike most mindful-based or body scanning meditation that focuses on clearing the mind of thoughts and gently bringing the attention back to the present moment when you notice that your mind has wandered.
There have been hundreds of studies on Transcendental Meditation that shows that it has been associated with a great many benefits for mental and physical well-being as well as the spiritual realm. Some of the top benefits are related to brain functioning, heart health, and of course, stress management and the relief of anxiety. Additionally, it has been found to be helpful for depression, insomnia, addiction treatment, post-traumatic stress disorder, attention-deficit disorder, autism spectrum disorders, and even Alzheimer’s.
The basic steps of this technique are simple but can be quite difficult at first. However, as you practice, the techniques become easier to perform, and before you know it, you can become proficient at the technique. Even if you’re sceptical of the benefits, it’s worth giving the practice a go. “The Transcendental Meditation technique does not involve belief. In fact, you can be thoroughly sceptical, and the technique will still be fully effective. Many people who first begin to use the technique can do so after only a few days of practice. Those who use the technique more than once will find that it becomes second nature to perform it. Even those who have never practised this style of meditation before finding it much easier to practice than those who meditate using the common method of breathing exercises.
“Transcendental Meditation (TM) is not a religion or philosophy and involves no change in lifestyle.” The benefits of the transcendental meditation technique are many and powerful. For those who practice regularly, they find their lives change for the better almost instantly. While the benefits may seem too good to be true, they are actually very real and very attainable.