Is there any research on Transcendental Meditation vs other meditation techniques?

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Transcendental Meditation creates substantially more benefit than other meditation and relaxation techniques, This was the conclusion of a meta-analysis of 597 studies of meditation practices that was published in the American Journal of Health Promotion. This study found that the Transcendental Meditation technique was significantly superior to other forms of meditation and relaxation in a wide range of criteria related to mental and physical health. A second meta-analysis, published in the Journal of Social Behavior Personality, found the effect of the TM technique on self-actualization (growth towards one's total potential) to be markedly greater than that of other forms of meditation and relaxation. The TM technique is a unique practice both in its procedure and in the depth and scope of its benefits for the mind and body. Research studies have shown a positive correlation between the Transcendental Meditation technique and a wide variety of benefits. In the field of physical health alone, research has shown improvement in lung function for patients with asthma, reduction of high blood pressure, younger biological age, decreased insomnia, reduction of high cholesterol, reduced illness and medical expenditures, decreased outpatient visits, decreased cigarette smoking, decreased alcohol use and decreased anxiety, to name a few. RESEARCH STUDIES-- Wilson, AF., Honsberger, R., Chiu, JT., Novey, HS. "Transcendental Meditation and asthma." Respiration, 1975, 74-80, Hypertension 26: 820-827, 1995, International Journal of Neuroscience 16: 53-58, 1982, Journal of Counseling and Development 64: 212-215, 1985, Journal of Human Stress 5: 24-27, 1979, The American Journal of Managed Care 3: 135-144, 1997, The American Journal of Managed Care 3: 135-144, 1997, Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly 11: 13-87, 1994, Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly 11: 13-87, 1994, Journal of Clinical Psychology 45: 957-974, 1989
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Can you learn the Transcendental Meditation technique without paying the TM course fee?

According to the organization created to teach the TM technique, the practice can be properly learned only from a certified instructor. It is claimed that 'Transcendental Medi

What is the Transcendental Meditation technique?

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Are there free lessons for learning the Transcendental Meditation technique?

It is claimed that both "TM" and "Transcendental Meditation" are registered trademarks of the Maharishi Vedic Education Development Corporation and that no one can legally cla

Why does transcendental meditation have to be taught by a teacher?

When a person learns the Transcendental Meditation (TM) technique they are instructed by a certified TM teacher and they get lots of personal, one on one, attention. This is r

Is Transcendental Meditation a philosophy or a belief?

Transcendental Meditation is not a philosophy or a religion. It does not require any change in lifestyle, and you do not have to believe in it, or in anything in particular in

Where do the mantras of Transcendental Meditation originate?

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What celebrities practice Transcendental Meditation?

Al Jardine Andy Kaufman Ben Harper Bill Hicks Brian Wilson Burt Reynolds Clint Eastwood Deepak Chopra Donovan Eddie Vedder George Hamilton George Harriso

What celebrities have done Transcendental Meditation?

Al Jardine Andy Kaufman Angelo Badalamenti Ashley Deans Ben Foster (actor) Ben Harper Betty LaVette Bevan Morris Bill Hicks Burt Reynolds Candice Bergen

When did the beatles start transcendental meditation?

The Beatles learned TM some times after meeting Maharishi Mahesh Yogi for the first time in London in August 1967, and studied with him in Wales, before travelling to Maharish

Use transcendental meditation in a sentence?

Transcendental Meditation is an incredible stress management, health supporting meditation technique. I love my regular TM practice and highly recommend it to anyone intereste

What are meditation techniques?

Meditative techniques vary from bringing one's attention to the breath, to chanting a mantra (a specifically pre-established word or phrase), or to focusing one's gaze on a sp