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Does Transcendental Meditation differ from other techniques? TM-Ireland.org reports
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4 January 2012
Maharishi's Transcendental Meditation technique has been taught in Ireland for over 40 years. In that time, teachers say, all kinds of people have been successfully instructed: sceptical/enthusiastic, agitated/relaxed, old/young, male/female.
The newly launched www.TM-Ireland.org website features a page with some of the most common questions asked about the technique, including:
Does Transcendental Meditation differ from other techniques?
∙ See www.doctorsontm.com: What is the difference between TM and other forms of meditation—can the same benefits be obtained by any other methods?
∙ See www.huffingtonpost.com: How Meditation Techniques Compare—Zen, Mindfulness, Transcendental Meditation and more
Many programmes advocate 'managing stress' by advising people how to avoid high-pressure situations, recommend mental imagery exercises, and advocate changes in lifestyle to reduce stress. They are helpful in their own right but are not nearly enough.
With Transcendental Meditation one is not trying to manage stress, one is systematically dissolving it. One becomes better equipped to meet all the responsibilities and challenges in life, not reduce them.
Some people who learn Transcendental Meditation have already tried other forms of meditation or relaxation, either from a self-help book or a class. They are often pleasantly surprised at the effortlessness of TM and the speed at which they get benefits. The Transcendental Meditation technique, as taught by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, is a rediscovery of the natural, effortless nature of proper meditation.
The idea that TM is just another form of meditation, whose extensive significant research results can be generically extended to any other form of meditation, is unsupported scientifically.
Source: Transcendental Meditation - Ireland, www.TM-Ireland.org
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