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.

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.

Effortless

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.

Are all meditations the same?

Are All Meditations the Same?
Dr F Travis (4 mins)

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Dr James Krag, psychiatrist:

"If research shows that a specific medication helps treat a disorder, it would be irresponsible and illogical to conclude that all medications help treat that disorder. In the same way, research on Transcendental Meditation should not be generalised to include other techniques also called 'meditation'."