The world has become a hectic place to live with fast food,
fast cars and fast computers. Life moves at such a rapid pace
that the elements that compose our lifestyles generate an
abundance of stress that many do not know how to handle. One
way to reduce stresses and create a more relaxed mind and
a healthier body is through Transcendental Meditation.
The transcendental form of meditation is one in which the
practitioner calms the mind in order to achieve a higher state
of consciousness allowing for a greater flow of thought. Maharishi
Mahesh Yogi founded Transcendental Meditation, often referred
to as TM, in the late 1950's.
The Maharishi decided to take his teachings on a world tour
attracting many new people, even celebrities to take on this
form of meditation. The long list of celebrities who have
practiced Transcendental Meditation includes the likes of
actress Heather Graham, Singer Mick Jagger, Director David
Lynch, the late comedian Andy Kaufman and most notably, The
Now what would attract such a long list of celebrities as
well as over six million people to choose this form of meditation?
Could it be the fact these people now live a peaceful more
productive life? Could it be the vibrancy they feel day after
day. Or, how about the increased stream of creativity attributed
to transcendental meditation. Probably all of the above.
Transcendental Meditation not only improves your ability to
focus but it stimulates creativity and works wonders for your
physical health. It is proven that those engaged in regular
practice of Transcendental Meditation have fewer medical problems
than those who are not.
In fact, individuals in their mid-fifties who have taken on
TM as their form of meditation have been known to have a biological
age that is twenty years younger than their chronological
age. You are now most likely wondering what it takes to learn
the ways of Transcendental Meditation.
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi has created a seven step process of
learning the proper technique of TM which includes two lectures,
a personal interview with a qualified Transcendental Meditation
instructor and four days of practice.
After learning the proper methods of TM you meditate twice
a day for twenty minutes each session. Advanced methods include
yogic flying when your energy is channeled creating a lift
of your body, kind of like a frog hopping. It has been said
that when 1% of the world's population is practicing yogic
flying that a greater state of peace will be felt world wide.
The ultimate goal of Transcendental Meditation is peace. Peace
within ones self and peace around the globe. Maharishi Mahesh
Yogi has begun to construct peace palaces in one hundred US
cities with 3000 more being built around the world. Here the
use of Transcendental Meditation to influence cities and communities
to a more peaceful lifestyle.
As chaotic as this world may seem it could be possible to
eliminate the negativity in the world through a greater understanding
of your own consciousness and a deeper commitment to a harmonious
life. I have found that through the practice of Transcendental
Meditation that path is clearly paved. Are you ready for the
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