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Lifting the lid on meditation
by Lydia Fallon
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2 August 2011
On 2 August 2011 Cambridge News reported:
Enjoying a moment of complete calm in the hectic world of today can be increasingly hard to come by. But practising the simple, easily learned technique of Transcendental Meditation for just 15 minutes twice a day 'could improve your concentration, reduce your stress levels and boost your well-being'.
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The article quotes Jonathan Hinde, a teacher at the Transcendental Meditation centre in Cambridge, England, who 'has been practising meditation for over 30 years and sees first hand the impact it can have on a person's life:
' ''Doctors say 70 to 80 per cent of people that they see suffer from stress related conditions. We are talking about problems like high blood pressure, insomnia, ulcers, and migraines. These conditions are our body's response to overload,'' explains Jonathan.
' ''Modern medicine generally offers only short-term solutions to these conditions, but meditation has been shown to help, because it gives the mind and body a unique state of deep rest. It is this rest that allows the body to release the stresses that have accumulated over a lifetime, and therefore get rid of the problem at its source.'' '
The article describes Transcendental Meditation as an enjoyable mental technique that has many beneficial effects on the physiology and health, including increased integration of brain functioning.
Mr Hinde explains the mechanics of the technique, comparing the mind to an ocean: 'On the surface of the ocean there is a lot of activity, but as you dive down the activity becomes less, and on the ocean bed it is completely silent. The mind likewise has many different levels of activity, and within all of us there is a deep level that is completely silent, still, non moving. Transcendental Meditation allows us to contact that level in a natural way.' He emphasizes the need to learn it from a qualified teacher.
For more about the Transcendental Meditation Programme, visit http://www.t-m.org.uk/, the official website in the UK.
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