What is Transcendental Meditation? An experienced teacher explains the basics (5 minutes).
Transcendental Meditation is a simple technique practised 20 minutes twice a day while sitting comfortably.
It is not a religion, philosophy, or lifestyle. Over ten million people of all ages, cultures and religions have learned TM.
Hundreds of published research studies on the TM technique have documented its effectiveness on stress and anxiety, brain function, cardiovascular health and more
The TM technique allows your mind to easily settle inward, until you experience the most silent and peaceful level of your own awareness. It is completely different as it involves no concentrating or focusing, no trying to "empty the mind".
TM is the only meditation practice that has been shown to reduce blood pressure…all other meditation techniques, including Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction are not recommended in clinical practice to lower blood pressure.
Perhaps its greatest benefit is that it's relatively quick to learn and easy to master. No waiting weeks or months of practice before you see results"
According to both the Australian CSIRO and American Heart Association (AHA), the TM technique is the only meditation technique that has been shown to effectively reduce high blood pressure.
A 2009 study found Transcendental Meditation helped alleviate stress in college students, while another found it helped reduce blood pressure, anxiety, depression and anger.
Compared to other meditations TM is different in two ways.
1. Absolutely effortless
2. Proven effective
TM has been proven effective for stress and anxiety, clarity of mind, and more.
Leonard Stein, M.A. SCI, has been teaching TM since 1980 in Geneva and abroad, in English and in French. He warmly welcomes you at Espace MT in Geneva-Carouge : a friendly, modern facility in a quiet area of town.
Leonard is the director of the representative office for Switzerland of the David Lynch Foundation which provides the benefits of TM to schools and underpriviledged populations. He has also taught 25 years part-time at the International School of Geneva.