Transcendental Meditation Reduces Stress Naturally

Everyone is aware of the negative effects of stress. It decreases performance, harms relationships, and creates physical wear and tear. In short, it curtails enjoyment of life. Furthermore it tends to build up in the system over the course of a lifetime. Even a good night's sleep or an extended holiday does not enable us to recover fully. Nowadays, stress is a fact of life - but it need not be.

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Creating a balanced outlook

There may or may not be things we can do to reorganise our lives externally in order to help to reduce stress. But whether or not this is an option, internally Transcendental Meditation actually eliminates the effects of stress, physiologically. When practised regularly, this results in a more balanced outlook, more energy, motivation and a deeper appreciation of things.

And the ability to handle stressful situations

Because each individual is different, the balancing effects of Transcendental Meditation may bring different benefits for different people, such as fewer headaches, improved sleep, increased energy or better relationships. However, one benefit that the majority of people share is that they can generally handle stressful situations better after learning Transcendental Meditation.

How TM reduces stress (6 mins)
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Research on stress

Read information from doctors and scientific researchers on how Transcendental Meditation increases mental well-being, health, and longevity, while reducing health damaging behaviour.

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Dr William Weir, Consultant

Dr William Weir
Consultant in infectious diseases

"Psychological stress has many adverse physical effects on the human body including a direct and damaging influence on the immune system. The practice of Transcendental Meditation relieves stress and is therefore highly recommended for its life-enhancing value."

Dr Donovan Leitch, Poet and Songwriter

Poet and songwriter

"I had all the western trouble of the psyche: anxiety, anger, stress and fear – which all cause illness. Over the past 40 years I have experienced the way Transcendental Meditation has absolute healing benefits."