The Benefits of Transcendental Meditation

means to ‘go beyond’. When the mind has gone beyond all activity, it becomes an experience of the inner Self, which is perfect peace, also known as Transcendental Consciousness.


Transcendental Meditation is the purest, simplest, and most effective form of meditation the world has known. It is the pure technique of transcending or settling and the most powerful state of awareness – one that is untainted by any mind control or thought process.


Transcendental Meditation (TM) is taught only in person by certified teachers.
Benefits of Transcendental Meditation
Extensive research has found that Transcendental Meditation reduces stress and anxiety resulting in more inner peace, creativity, health, success and happiness.


This one simple technique allows you to go beyond thinking and contact the deep, transcendental source of all your energy, creativity and intelligence, dissolving stress and enriching your mind, body, emotions and relationships.

Inner peace and happiness

Transcendental Meditation produces a coherent state of restful alertness – a state of true inner peace, for your mind and also your body. Think of it this way- deep within your mind is a peaceful field of pure consciousness, your own awareness that awakens to its own most settled state. This is exactly what Transcendental Meditation allows you to experience effortlessly. All you need to do is practice the exercise for 20 minutes twice a day while sitting comfortably with your eyes closed.

Stress relief

Transcendental Meditation eliminates the effects of stress internally as well as physiologically. When practiced regularly, this results in a more balanced outlook, where one experiences more energy and motivation and also a deeper appreciation of one’s surroundings.


The experience of restful alertness during Transcendental Meditation creates the optimum condition to unfold your full potential for maximum intelligence and creativity.



Health Benefits

  • Anxiety
  • ADHD
  • Blood pressure
  • Brain & Memory Function
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Cholesterol
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Depression (adult)
  • Depression (adolescent)
  • Diabetes
  • Drug & Alcohol Abuse
  • Epilepsy
  • Insomnia
  • Learning & Development
  • Menopause
  • Stress & Anxiety in Children
  • Stroke
  • Stress and the brain
  • Stress and the heart
  • Stress syndrome
  • Weight Problems
  • Smoking cigarettes


How to Learn Transcendental Meditation

There are 7 steps to learning Transcendental Meditation:

Step 1: Introductory Talk

If you are interested in learning more about Transcendental Meditation, join one of our free introductory talks at Yoga Vimoksha, the Yoga school in the Mollem forest, near Dudhsagar waterfalls in Goa, India that conducts teacher training courses in various aspects of Yoga. Our experienced teachers will explain how Transcendental Meditation could benefit you, how it differs from other practices and answer any questions you many have. Anyone interested can attend, it’s completely free of charge and there’s no obligation to learn (1 hour – free)


Introductory talks are held regularly by local teaching centres throughout the country. Personal appointments are also available on request.


Step 2: Preparatory Talk
Learn about the mechanics of the Transcendental Meditation technique – how it works, why it is easy to learn and effortless to practice, how it is different from other forms of meditation, and its origins. (45 minutes – free)
Step 3: Personal Interview
Find out more with a private meeting with a certified TM teacher. (10-15 minutes – free)
Please note: Steps 2 and 3 can be completed at the same time as Step 1
The following steps (Steps 4-7) take place over four consecutive days
Step 4: Personal Instruction
Practice with a qualified teacher. (1-2 hours)
Step 5: First Seminar
This step will help you to verify correctness of practice and further instructions (1-2 hours)
Step 6: Second Seminar
This step helps in understanding the mechanics of the TM technique (1-2 hours)
Step 7: Third Seminar
Understand the higher stages of human development with the 3rd seminar (1-2 hours)

How Does Transcendental Meditation Work?

“From the moment we wake up, to the moment we fall asleep, the mind is constantly active”.


Transcendental Meditation allows the conscious mind to experience quieter levels and ultimately to transcend, or go beyond even the finest impulse of thought, to experience pure consciousness, the source of thought – the field of infinite creativity and intelligence. The mind is profoundly relaxed, yet wide-awake and by gaining this deep level of rest, both- your mind and body are refreshed and replenished.

Transcendental Meditation compared to other techniques

The ability to transcend makes Transcendental Meditation fundamentally different from all other meditation techniques.


Other techniques involve either concentration (by controlling the mind or attention) or contemplation (an active thought process of some kind). As a result, other types of meditation keep the mind active which impedes the transcending process.