What is Transcendental Meditation?
Transcendental Meditation® (TM) is a simple and natural mental technique, which is practised for 20 minutes twice a day, sitting comfortably with eyes closed. It's easy to learn (absolutely anyone can learn TM), effortless to practise, and doesn't involve any change in lifestyle or any belief system.
Transcendental Meditation is a powerful tool for stress management- for not only releasing stress but for responding more calmly in stressful situations. With less stress we gain clarity and become more focused, energised, happy and healthy. Learn more
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Free Introductory Talks:
Wednesday at 6:30 pm
First Monday of the month at 7.30 pm
This is an opportunity to find out all about Transcendental Meditation, the benefits, research, why TM is uniquely effective and have your questions answered. These 90 minute talks are free and everyone is welcome. Booking is required.
If you would like to attend please call 8271 7777 or email us to to book.
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. AHA research shows that this lowers the risk of heart disease (by up to 48%) and is associated with substantially reduced rates of death, heart attack and stroke.”
Transcendental Meditation doesn’t focus on breathing or chanting, like other forms of meditation. Instead, it encourages a restful state of mind beyond thinking… A 2009 study found Transcendental Meditation helped alleviate stress in college students, while another found it helped reduce blood pressure, anxiety, depression and anger."
Transcendental meditation is a simple, natural technique... This form of meditation allows your body to settle into a state of profound rest and relaxation and your mind to achieve a state of inner peace, without needing to use concentration or effort."
What can TM do for me?
No matter where you are, or how stressful your day has been, TM is an effective tool that you can utilise to settle down and retreat within, dissolve layers of stress and fatigue, reset the brain and rejuvenate the body.
After just 20 minutes you come out feeling completely refreshed and recharged.
Transcendental Meditation replaces underlying anxiety with the welcome relief of calm, clarity and happiness -bringing inner balance no matter how hectic our life is.
Confirmed by over 600 scientific research studies, TM is not only easy to learn and effortless to practise, the profound benefits are transforming the lives of over 6 million people around the world who have learnt the technique.
What happens when you meditate?
The word 'transcend' means to go beyond. In Transcendental Meditation, the mind naturally settles down to quieter levels of thinking and goes beyond even the finest impulse of thought to experience the most silent and peaceful state of pure consciousness- your own simplest state of awareness.
This process of the mind effortlessly settling within is called transcending and is unique to Transcendental Meditation.
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During transcending, the body gains profound rest. Research shows this rest is deeper than sleep. This profound rest releases accumulated stress and reactivates the body’s inner healing intelligence, so that we can heal ourselves from the inside.
The result is clearer, calmer thinking, more energy, less stress and better health. Not surprisingly, this leads to more success, happiness and fulfilment in life.
The introductory video on this page provides a clear description of what happens during Transcendental Meditation.
What if I’m not good at controlling my mind?
The good news is that even though Transcendental Meditation has been shown to improve concentration and focus in activity, there is no concentration, focus or control of the mind when practising the technique.
TM is a completely natural and effortless technique. Anyone, at any age, including children can do it. It’s that simple!
What if I’m skeptical?
Being sceptical is fine. Fortunately, Transcendental Meditation is a universal technique and no belief or change in beliefs is required to learn and practice TM – and gain all the benefits. In fact, you can be 100% sceptical and the TM technique will work just fine for you.
Can I learn TM from a book or video?
The Transcendental Meditation technique is unique. It’s natural and effortless yet requires personal instruction to learn.
A highly trained, certified and experienced teacher provides ‘one on one’ instruction at each step of learning the technique. This personal attention ensures correct practise and verification so that you can grow in confidence that you are proceeding correctly.
Transcendental Meditation is the complete art and science of consciousness which can only be imparted by a trained and experienced teacher.
There is no other way to learn the authentic TM technique — and there is no evidence that any other form of self-development provides the full range of benefits documented in the published research on Transcendental Meditation.
What is the value of Transcendental Meditation in daily life?
Whether you are looking specifically for stress management, better health or just a little more calm, the benefits of Transcendental Meditation start from the first day, and produce a cumulative effect over time.
TM has been shown to be uniquely effective in enlivening brain function and reducing stress related illness. It is the only meditation recognised by the American Heart Association and the Australian CSIRO to actually lower blood pressure.
5 decades of extensive peer-reviewed research have proven benefits of Transcendental Meditation in all areas of life, including:
- Greater Inner Calm throughout the day
- Reduced Cortisol (the “stress hormone”)
- Normalized Blood Pressure
- Reduced Insomnia
- Lower Risk of Heart Attack and Stroke by 48%
- Reduced Anxiety and Depression
- Improved Vitality, Dynamism and Effectiveness
- Improved Brain Function, Memory and Intelligence
- Younger Biological Age
- Reduced Alcohol, Cigarette and Illicit Drug use
- Clearer thinking, increased intelligence and more creativity
- Improved health, energy and happiness
- Better relationships at work and at home
- More inner peace, stability and contentment, contributing
to a more peaceful world
Transcendental Meditation® Adelaide
190 Greenhill Rd, Parkside SA 5063
If you have any questions you would like to ask, please contact us via the form on the left, or call us on (08) 8271 7777