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Benefiting From Transcendental Meditation

Updated on December 27, 2015

Transcendental Meditation

Meditation has been practiced for thousands of years by many people. However, the Transcendental Meditation has been practiced since 1958. It was introduced by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. This is a medication technique that is performed twice daily for twenty minutes in each session. Sitting with the eyes closed, as with normal meditation, however, you are not contemplating or concentrating on any aspect.

Getting started in transcendental meditation requires a series of seven procedures. These procedures include two lectures as an introduction to transcendental meditation, an interview personally with the teacher, and an instruction session, which lasts for two hours and spans for four days consecutively. When it comes to the instruction session, you will experience a puja ceremony. In this ceremony, you, the student will obtain what is called a mantra. You will then learn the techniques you need and start practicing your meditation twice each day.

Affects of Transcendental Meditation

The goal of this type of meditation is to the put the body in a state of restful alertness. During the session, the practicer is relaxed, which means a reduction within the blood lactate, tidal volume, ventilation, and respiration. However, the integration and coherence of the person indicate that they are indeed alert, but relaxed.

David Lynch on Transcendental Meditation

What are the Benefits of Transcendental Meditation?

There are many benefits of this techniques, however, they are practical benefits. Your ability to solve problems may become faster and quicker. Your memory may increase and become surprisingly sharp. Waking up in the morning might now be a wonderful experience when before you were sluggish and had less energy.

There are many benefits of this technique, such as:

Greater confidence in ones self

Better Relationships

New Insights into lifestyles

Greater satisfaction with every day happenings

Reduction in stress

more restful sleeps and meditation


Whole Body Benefits

Clear thoughts

Orderly thoughts

Enhanced Memory

Enhanced Creativity

Enhanced Focus

Increased use of Brains Potential

Increased Intellectual



Boost in Energy


Feeling Youthful

Decreased Blood Pressure

Reduction in Tension

Asthma relief

Lowered Cholesterol

Increased time in Reaction


Self Confidence






Ability to Make Good Decisions

Satisfaction in life and career

Leadership abilities


There is so many benefits to transcendental meditation that it is a wonder why everyone is not taking part in the techniques. What is more, there is real and verifiable facts that back up these findings and benefits. More than six hundred different studies have been conducted on transcendental meditation, by greater than two hundred different institutions and all have been able to verify and measure the benefits of the techniques.

Millions of people practice transcendental meditation

Millions of people practice the art of transcendental meditation and have documented their benefits and changes as well. The art allows you to grow upon yourself and within your life and surroundings. What is more, the changes begin to take effect almost immediately. Within a few days of starting, you will begin to understand how the technique will benefit you and your life. Maybe your resting better, perhaps your physician has noticed a decrease in your blood pressure, or you have noticed an increase in your personal intelligence.

There are many programs available around the world that are dedicated to teaching Transcendental Meditation. Many teach the traditional techniques and others offer additional advanced courses in the technique. They may also offer group sessions and other activities to help you make the most of your time and take full advantage of your time spent with transcendental meditation.

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    TheAllSeeingEye 8 years ago from England.

    Well written hub and very informative.

    I particularly like David Lynch's work as well as Greg Braden. Both have so much wisdom and knowledge of spirituality and science that can ultimately help others.

    Thanks for this hub, it is so comforting to know that others share the same interests and methods in life.