Transcendental Meditation

Meditation is a simple technique that practically anyone can learn, it has a multitude of benefits on both the mind and body when practised on a regular basis for 15 to 20 minutes morning and evening. It is by no means a cure for any specific illness but medication can help to bring about a sense of general wellbeing and relaxation which can co exist with more traditional therapy’s and medication.

What Is Transcendental Meditation?

Meditation can be learned by anyone of any age, it is simply allowing the body and mind to reach a state of total peace, and this is achieved by sitting in a comfortable position with your eyes closed and allowing your mind and body to relax totally but still remain alert.

Transcendental meditation differs from most forms of meditation in that most forms of meditation rely heavily on concentration and contemplation. Transcendental meditation is “A unique state of restful alertness” often described as transcendental consciousness and research has confirmed that this is the fourth major state of consciousness.

The Benefits of Transcendental Meditation

Besides bringing about a deep sense of calm and relaxation this form of meditation is also thought to help with improved memory, improved overall health, improved relationships, an increase in happiness, reduced high blood pressure, better sleep behaviour, an increase in energy and helping in the reversal of anti-aging.

Research has show that people meditating using this method have on average have the biological age of a person 5 to 12 years younger. It has also been proven to reduce illness and the risk of developing heart disease. Meditators also are prone to less stress related illnesses and depression and often achieve greater creativity and a boost to there self confidence and self esteem.

Transcendental meditation is one of the most documented and researched programs in its field and The National Institute of Health conducted research into transcendental meditation and the benefits it brings to heart disease patients costing more than $21 million dollars just on the one illness.

How Long Does It Take To Learn Transcendental Meditation?

The meditation technique is typically taught in a seven step course through a Transcendental Meditation school, which will include lectures, group seminars and private instruction.

An introductory talk will be given explaining the benefits that the meditation has to offer and how the meditation works then a one on one talk with the teacher will be given, four days of instruction will then be given these include learning the technique, making sure you have got the practise right and that you understand the workings behind the meditation then finally making sure you understand the mechanics of the higher state of consciousness.

Once the seven step course has been completed you should be invited to attend follow up meetings should you wish to do so. At the end of the course you will gradate and as such will be eligible for life time follow ups at any of the registered Transcendental Meditation centres.