It is a technique of meditation found during the mid 1950s. The goal of TM is to Relax, Reduce Stress and help Self Growth. Whether the practice is religious or not is debatable.
So how do you practice TM?
It is best practiced 2 times a day, early morning and in the after noon. After a hot bath and a cup of lemon tea would be ideal. So here is the meditation..
It is practiced while sitting on a relaxed posture either on a chair or on the floor cross-legged. One could even sit in ‘The Padmasana‘ or the Lotus Position if comfortable remembering that the goal is to be as relaxed and awake as much as possible.
With the eyes closed a mantra is chanted for 15-20 minutes. The mantra varies between person to person as per the guidance of a trained TM teacher or what suits best for the individual after a lot of practice. Also during the chanting the person visualizes many elements of nature.
One of the famous method involves in listening to a audio recording which guides the meditation, combined with the sounds of nature and gentle music. The experience is very comforting, soothing and relaxing.
A certified TM teacher is best suited for helping out individuals to develop the skill of Transcendental Meditation.
Health Benefits of Trancendental Meditation
TM has significant benefits if practiced right. With the current work culture of 9am-9pm jobs, practicing TM can help in
- busting stress,
- anxiety and
- low energy.
- keeping calm
- clearing out one’s mind of negative thoughts
TM combined with self affirmations is a great way to both mental and physical health.
Before joining a class for TM, one could try few of the TM videos on YouTube.
Celebrities who practice Transcendental Meditation
- Ellen DeGeneres
- Oprah Wifrey
- Hugh Jackman
- Halle Berry
- Steve Jobs
- Kobe Bryant
- Jennifer Aniston
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