Transcendental Meditation for Stress Reduction

TM provides relief from stress and anxiety and increases your resilience.

Medical experts agree that stress is damaging to our health and sense of wellbeing. Adding the peaceful, rejuvenating rest of Transcendental Meditation to your daily routine helps dissolve deep-rooted stresses, increases mental clarity and strengthens your resilience to burnout.

The Opposite of Stress

The physiological response during TM is the opposite of the body’s response to stress.

As your mind experiences quieter, subtler levels of the thinking process and then transcends thought altogether, your body gains a state of profound rest which is much deeper than ordinary relaxation. 

The deep rest experienced during Transcendental Meditation allows for accumulated knots of stress that have built up over the course of our lives, to be released and the body’s natural balance restored. This carries over into daily life, bringing inner confidence, stability, and joyfulness – along with the ability to be more spontaneous, tolerant, and understanding of others. 

A meta-analysis of 31 research studies showed a deep rest was achieved during the Transcendental Meditation technique, and greater physiological stability and relaxation were measured outside the practice in daily activity. This was compared to the level of rest experienced by a control group who practised relaxation techniques and exhibited different responses to stress.

Research has found that as a proven stress release meditation, the practise of TM has a holistic effect on overall health, with normalisation of hormone levels, and blood pressure, along with measurable improvements in diabetes, cholesterol, cardiovascular health and brain functioning. 

With regular practice, our bodies start to maintain a more rested, calm and energetic style of functioning – even outside of meditation, making us more resilient to stress.

Transcendental Meditation has also been found to be very effective in the rehabilitation of people suffering the effects of PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome). Those who have suffered trauma from wars and conflicts, as well as first responders to emergencies, victims of domestic violence and nurses, etc. have received great relief through the practice of TM in conjunction with medical and psychological treatments and therapies.

Researchers at Stanford University conducted a meta-analysis of 146 independent studies on the effect of Mindfulness and meditation techniques on anxiety. They found that the TM technique is twice as effective at reducing anxiety