Frequently asked Questions

What is TM’s value in daily life?

Extensive peer-reviewed published research on the TM technique has found a wide range of wellness benefits including:

  • greater inner calm throughout the day
  • reduced cortisol (the “stress hormone”)
  • normalized blood pressure
  • reduced insomnia
  • lower risk of heart attack and stroke
  • reduced anxiety and depression
  • improved learning ability and memory
Frequently asked Questions
What is the TM technique?

It’s a simple, natural technique practiced 20 minutes twice each day while sitting comfortably with the eyes closed.
The TM technique is easy to learn and enjoyable to practice. It is not a religion, philosophy, or lifestyle. Over six million people have learned it — people of all ages, cultures, and religions.


What happens when you meditate?

The TM technique allows your mind to easily settle inward, through quieter levels of thought, until you experience the most silent and peaceful level of your own awareness — pure consciousness. This is known as automatic self-transcending.
This introductory video provides a clear description of what happens during TM practice.

Frequently asked Questions

What if I’m not good at controlling my mind?

No problem. Unlike other forms of meditation, TM practice involves no concentration, no control of the mind, no contemplation, no monitoring of thoughts.
Anyone can do it — even children with ADHD and soldiers with PTSD. That’s because the TM technique effortlessly allows the active mind to settle down to a state of inner calm.


What if I’m skeptical?

TM’s effectiveness is the same whether you believe it will work or are completely skeptical

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Can I learn TM from a book, DVD, or online?

Imagine trying to learn a natural golf swing or musical instrument. You know how valuable it is for a good teacher to show you the proper technique.
The TM technique is easy to learn, but requires personalized interactive guidance. For this reason, it’s taught only through one-on-one instruction by a certified TM teacher.
Various books, DVDs, etc. are on the market, but none of them teach the authentic TM technique.