Why TM?

What does TM do?

During the Transcendental Meditation (TM) technique, the body gains a profound state of rest and relaxation. The mind is deeply settled yet wide awake and the brain functions with increased coherence.

More than 400 peer-reviewed studies verify the physiological and psychological benefits of Transcendental Meditation for reducing stress and stress-related disorders, including hypertension, anxiety, depression, and insomnia, while increasing creativity, energy, and focus. Learned by more than ten million people worldwide, TM does not involve a change in lifestyle, philosophy, or religion.

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The Evidence

Hundreds of scientific studies have been conducted on the benefits of the Transcendental Meditation technique at more than 200 independent universities and research institutions worldwide during the past 40 years.
The National Institutes of Health have awarded over $26 million to research the effectiveness of TM for reducing stress and improving heart health. Findings have been published in leading, scientific journals, including The American Journal of Cardiology and the American Heart Association’s Hypertension and Stroke.

Health Research on the TM technique

Predominant brain activity during 3 different forms of meditation

Why TM

  • Effortless
    The TM technique involves no concentration, contemplation or control of your mind – unlike other techniques. It is effortless and enjoyable, and can be practiced sitting comfortably in a chair with the eyes closed.
  • Evidence-based
    Over 350 published research studies on the TM technique have documented a wide range of unique wellness benefits, including markedly reduced stress and anxiety, and improved heart health and cognitive function.
  • Standardised for effectiveness
    Transcendental Meditation is taught through a standardised course by certified teachers to ensure proper instruction and maximum benefits.
  • High Alpha Coherence
    Researchers have determined that different meditation techniques affect brain functioning in different ways. Transcendental Meditation develops global alpha coherence, a pattern associated with increased alertness. The development of this coherence is especially marked in the prefrontal cortex – the brain’s executive planning centre – and demonstrates the growth in executive functions that occurs through practice of the technique.