How To Learn Transcendental Meditation (TM)
The first step is to contact the Salt Spring TM Center to arrange a free Introductory Talk by appointment. You’ll hear in more detail how the TM technique actually works and what you can expect from it. Call (778) 353-3014.
What happens when you meditate?
The TM technique allows your mind to easily settle inward, through quieter levels of thought, until you experience the most silent and peaceful level of your own awareness – pure consciousness. This is known as transcending.
Deep meditation is easy. Anyone can learn this technique. It is enjoyable, natural and very effective. Many people think that meditation involves mind control or concentration, or “being in the moment”. TM is unique in that it is totally effortless, natural and blissful.
How TM relieves stress
“People who come to me for relief from stress and stress-related disorders need an effective meditation that’s quickly mastered and produces consistent results.“Though TM is a mental technique, due to the mind-body relationship the practice has extensive physiological effects. TM allows the mind to settle very deeply inward—in a natural way. TM teachers call this effortless transcending. It’s what sets TM apart and why the technique is so beneficial for mind and body, right from the start.”
Standford University Study
The TM® technique was found to be twice as effective as other techniques for stress and anxiety.
The study was a meta-analysis of 146 independent studies, and was published in the Journal of Clinical Psychology.
Reduced rates of death, heart attack and stroke
According to the American Heart Association, the Transcendental Meditation technique is the only meditation practice that has been shown to lower blood pressure.
The AHA scientific statement also reported the finding that lower blood pressure through Transcendental Meditation practice is associated with substantially reduced rates of death, heart attack and stroke.