What will I actually learn?
TM uses sound to allow the awareness to experience increasing rest and relaxation. These sounds are called mantras. TM mantras come from an ancient oral tradition and have always been passed on in a specific and careful way from teacher to student which ensures the effectiveness of the teaching. Because it’s an oral tradition, TM needs to be taught by word of mouth by a qualified teacher who can take you through the technique step-by-step and explain it. It’s important to understand that TM is not just ‘a mantra’. To practice TM correctly you need a qualified teacher, the correct mantra, the correct process of using the mantra and the understanding of your experiences and what correct meditation is in order to be able to meditate correctly and enjoy the benefits of meditation. We always teach TM in a 4-step course with free follow-up.
What does TM feel like?
TM is often described as ‘restful alertness’ as it’s an experience of feeling rested and yet alert and awake. If you imagine a cocktail party in a room filled with bubbling conversation and then the guests begin to leave bit by bit slowly allowing the room to become quieter, this is similar to the practice of TM and the experience of the mind becoming more settled.
Is TM connected with religion?
No TM is a technique. It doesn’t involve any belief system, devotion or religious faith. It doesn’t conflict with any religion or beliefs.
What are the main benefits of TM?
Deep rest. TM allows the body to enjoy a deep level of rest spontaneously and without effort. This rest, experienced regularly, is the basis for most of the health benefits that TM brings. The effortless nature of the practice means it’s something that people look forward to doing everyday and in this way, it becomes easy to meditate regularly and enjoy the benefits.