How Transcendental Meditation is different
Transcendental Meditation is unique. It is fundamentally different from other systems of meditation and relaxation. A recent study on brain activity during meditation, published in the journal Consciousness and Cognition identifies three fundamental categories of meditation: focused attention, open monitoring or mindfulness, and automatic self-transcending - a new category introduced by the authors to describe Transcendental Meditation. more
Pure and simple
Transcendental Meditation is the purest, simplest, and most effective form of meditation the world has known. Restored by the greatest sages of the Vedic tradition, it is the pure technique of transcending– settling to the simplest, most powerful state of awareness – untainted by any mind control or thought process.
Transcendental Meditation is also the most effortless of all techniques. This is not by chance. Effortlessness implies naturalness. And naturalness is the key to effectiveness, simply because Nature knows best how to create optimal functioning of mind and body. Abundant scientific research over decades not only documents the wide-ranging benefits of Transcendental Meditation, but also shows that these effects are not demonstrated by other types of meditation and relaxation, as is often assumed.