What is Transcendental Meditation?
Transcendental Meditation (TM) is a wonderfully simple and effective way of seriously relaxing and revitalising mind and body.
Why is it so simple?
Because, unlike many other meditation techniques you do not have to concentrate or control the mind, you do not have to empty the mind or try to get rid of thoughts. This comes as a huge relief to people learning TM as they discover that not only can they actually do it, but that it is a pleasant, absorbing process, so much so that one soon looks forward to the practice. Consequently you are far more likely to meditate regularly and thus experience the cumulative benefits of relaxing on a daily basis. TM gives you something practical that you can do yourself & realistically fit it in to your daily routine. It is practiced with eyes closed, ideally for 20 minutes, sitting comfortably whether at home or on the bus or train or parked in a car.
Simple as it is, there is a subtlety to it which is why, as with all new experiences, one requires some initial guidance to ensure you are able to continue practicing in your everyday life. While TM is obviously not a panacea for all problems, it is much more than just a stress management technique although ultimately this is what it has become most well known for. Because so many health problems have a “stress” element, it is no surprise that people find huge benefits in this area. This is backed by a wealth of scientific research going back over the last 45 years.
Meditation has suffered an image problem in the west ever since the 1960’s. In actual fact Transcendental Meditation is a practical, fundamental quality of life enhancing technique enjoyed and benefited by people from all backgrounds, age-groups & professions. Though most people come to learn TM through word of mouth, many start out as sceptics.
There is no such thing as a good or bad meditator, anyone & everyone can meditate, once learned it is a simple & precious skill you have for life.
* Please refer to our workshops timetable to find out when the next Transcendental Meditation course will be held.
As independent TM teachers we are able to offer our courses at affordable prices, on a sliding scale based on income. For details please see either of websites below.
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