"We can easily meditate on a train or bus travelling to or from work; noise is no barrier to meditation"
Transcendental Meditation (TM) is a simple, easy and natural technique to enable our bodies to find a deep level of rest. This deep level of rest promotes:
- Reduced Stress
- Improved Health
- Self Confidence
- Alieviation of Anxiety and PTSD
- Reduced Blood Pressure
- Increased Energy
- Better Sleep
- Reduction in Depression
- Better Relationships
- Improved Memory Functions
- Overall Wellbeing
- Increased Happiness
People who meditate on a regular basis are found to be consistently happier, more focused, motivated, productive, peaceful and energetic.
Reduction in Stress & Anxiety
Research has found that those practising TM have 33% lower cortisol (stress hormone) levels and a decrease in adrenaline. They have marked increases in our natural “happy chemistry”: serotonin and dopamine.
Research also suggests TM helps to improve overall brain function. During meditation, our prefrontal cortex is stimulated and as a consequence, neurophysiological connections improve and alpha waves become more efficient. These cognitive changes help us to think more clearly when responding to external stimuli, helping us to focus and have clarity in decision-making.
Meditation promotes a deep state of rest (peace / calm). This reduces over-stimulation which means sleep is deeper and this increases overall energy.
Stress caused by the “hamster wheel of life” can have a profound effect upon our immune system which, if left unchecked, speeds up the ageing process. Meditation reduces built-up stresses, improving our immune system and slowing down the ageing process. This means we are sick less often and are more youthful in appearance!
Improved Emotional Well-being
Research proves that, on average, those meditating are:
Positive impact upon relationships
When we are well-rested, calmer, happier and healthier, we naturally come across as happy, healthy and confident and others pick up on this. The result is we can cope with frustrations more readily and are less reactive; and we are much nicer to be around!
Those practising mantra based therapies report anecdotally that their relationships are much more positive and regularly state they have a greater depth of relationship and calmness with their partners.