More than 350 peer-reviewed research studies on the Transcendental Meditation (TM) technique have been published in over 160 scientific journals. It increases cardiovascular quality, lowers blood pressure, decreases anxiety, and . . . . is considered the fourth state of consciousness, in which the entire brain is engaged.
In this video, quantum physicist and certified TM teacher John Hagelin, Ph.D., explains the Transcendental Meditation technique and its benefits from a scientific perspective.
Published research has demonstrated that the practice of regular meditation can increase brain density, boost connections between neurons, decrease symptoms of depression and anxiety, provide clarity of thought, and increase positive mood endorphins. Other published studies have shown that TM practice can improve physical functioning, decrease chronic disease risks, and enhance overall quality of life. . . .
Most of the scientific studies on TM were conducted at many US and international universities and research centers, including Harvard Medical School, Stanford Medical School, Yale Medical School, and UCLA Medical School.
November 2012: in a journal of the American Heart Association, a 5-year randomized, controlled study on patients with established coronary heart disease reported a 48 per cent reduction in death, heart attack, and stroke in subjects in the TM group compared to controls.
June 2013: The American Heart Association's scientific statement concluded that the TM technique is the only meditation practice that has been shown to lower blood pressure and recommends that TM may be considered in clinical practice for the prevention and treatment of hypertension.
October 2013: A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) in The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine found a significantly greater effect from TM in reducing trait anxiety than treatment-as-usual and other alternative treatments, including mindfulness-based therapy (MBT) and other meditation and relaxation practices.
These are just a few of hundreds of studies now showing the effectiveness of TM. It can make your life much more enjoyable and balanced. Many people say this easy-to-practice technique has a transforming effect—they report major health benefits.
It's a simple, natural technique, practiced 20 minutes twice each day, while sitting comfortably with the eyes closed.
The TM technique is easy to learn and enjoyable to practice, and is not a religion, philosophy, or lifestyle. Over six million people have learned it—people of all ages, cultures, and religions.
Unlike other forms of meditation, TM practice involves no concentration, no control of the mind, no contemplation, no monitoring of thoughts.
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 automatic self-transcending.
TM's effectiveness is the same, whether you believe it will work or are completely skeptical.