Transcendental meditation (TM)

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  • Several scientific researches have shown that the most effective meditation technique is Transcendental Meditation (also called TM) by Maharishi. The remarkable reduction of stress and anxiety caused by Transcendental Meditation is three times greater than the effect caused by other meditation and relaxation techniques (including Benson's relaxation response, Schultz' autogenic training, self-hypnosis and several Eastern meditation techniques).

  • The Transcendental Meditation (TM) technique has been taught by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi since 1958. The first articles about the beneficial effects of TM were published in 1970 on important magazines such as Science (167, 1970), American Journal of Physiology (221, 1971) and Scientific American (226, 1972). The first research was made by two doctors from Harvard University, Benson & Wallace. This research was made on many American people who practiced this technique regularly. They were of any race, sex, age, job, and with different political or religious belief.
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  • Later, a lot of research was conducted about this technique by many doctors and scientists, who wrote articles on important scientific journals such as International Journal of Neuroscience, Psychosomatic Medicine, Electroencephalography and Clinical Neurophysiology, Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, Journal of Clinical Psychology, and many more.

  • Paradoxically, Dr. Benson never practiced this technique himself (Dr. Wallace did). Benson created his own relaxation technique, that is described in his book The relaxation response (HarperCollins, 1975, 2000), a best-seller that sold 5 millions of copies since 1975. Benson claims that his technique achieves the same results as Maharishi's TM. However, the actual results achieved by TM are 3 to 4 times greater than those achieved by the relaxation response technique, as shown by further research (Journal of Clinical Psychology, 45, 1989; and Journal of Social Behavior and Personality, 6, 1991).

  • Around 1995, Dr. Chopra created the primordial sound technique, that is similar to Maharishi's Transcendental Meditation (TM) and can be considered as much as effective. Unfortunately Maharishi's TM and Chopra's technique are very expensive: the price of TM is prohibitive (2,500 US dollars). Chopra's technique is expensive, too (325 US dollars). Further on, a mystical atmosphere has been sorrounding the TM technique for years, and the Maharishi organization deals with several peculiar and weird projects that most people don't understand. This has prevented TM to be appreciated as it deserves. Transcendental Meditation is a simple, precious, effective technique that can help anyone to live better and to reduce or remove stress, anxiety and other disorders.

  • The Natural Stress Relief technique, that can be learned in this website for $25.00 only, is a mantra meditation technique, as the original TM taught by Maharishi in 1958, with a single basic syllable or "mantra" suitable for anybody (around 1970 Maharishi started to prescribe different "mantras", but this did not change the effects of TM at all). The Natural Stress Relief technique preserves the full effectiveness of Maharishi's Transcendental Meditation and is 3 to 4 times more effective than Benson’s relaxation response and other techniques, including autogenic training, self-hypnosis, audio brainwave techniques, meditation techniques.

  • The Natural Stress Relief technique was created by Raymond Harrison (Ph.D. in physics), an expert practitioners of the original technique (since 1983) and a former TM teacher. He was charmed by the changes in EEG patterns during the practice of Transcendental Meditation and studied them in physical terms with another physicist, Fabrizio Coppola.

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  • Harrison said: It's incredible that doing something so simple, for a few minutes every day, such results are achieved. So he created a technique that is even simpler than TM and can be learned through a short home study course, even though it preserves the full effectiveness of Maharishi's Transcendental Meditation (TM), This is the Natural Stress Relief home study course that you can purchase on this website for $25.00 only.

  • Harrison and Coppola were surprised by the high effectiveness of TM compared to other techniques. This has been shown by 2 meta-analysis that confronted more than 100 independent scientific works (Journal of Clinical Psychology, 45, 1989; and Journal of Social Behavior and Personality, 6, 1991). Harrison and Coppola understood that Transcendental Meditation establishes a natural resonance phenomenon in the nervous system, which can be considered a physical system crossed by electrical signals. This resonance is determined by a periodic signal, created by a special sound in the mind, which, starting from the brain, spreads out to the entire nervous system. Whoever is expert about resonance phenomena in physics, knows that they may create striking effects. Actually this resonance is able to “clean up” the nervous system, eliminating what in physics would be called “residual background noise”, and that in psycho-physiological terms appears as “stress”. Unfortunately, this connections between physics, physiology and psychology is not well known among scientists, but it has shown to be able to explain the effectiveness of this technique.

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