Frequently asked questions
Does learning TM require a change in lifestyle?
No. None whatsoever.
Transcendental Meditation is a practical technique, that people use to reduce their stress, improve their health and wellbeing, improve their intelligence and relationships. It is not a lifestyle and does not require any kind of beliefs. Over 6 million people from all religions and all cultures are practicing TM and usually finds it brings them closer tot heir own culture, closer to who they really are.
People who want to learn TM are requested to not take any kind of soft or hard drugs for a period of 2 weeks before learning. From over 40 years of experience in teaching TM we learned that soft or hard drugs disrupt the normal functioning of the brain and as a result the experiences of transcending will not be as clear, but after 2 weeks the brain has normalized again. Other than that there are no requirements to make any kind of change in lifestyle whatsoever.
That doesn’t mean that people’s lifestyle won’t change. A lot of people who learn TM stop smoking and will start to drink less, for example. But happens naturally, not because it’s required in any way. Usually when people become more themselves as a result of transcending their bodies will send clearer signals and they spontaneously start to feel that maybe their old habbits aren’t as healthy…It doesn’t feel as good anymore.
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What people are saying
I have done so many meditation courses, but there was always something that felt not right; I missed something. I did not feel satisfied. When I learned TM, it felt just like coming home to me. Finally I have found it.
This technique is truly one of a kind.
I am meditating now for almost 30 years and my general health is excellent, especially when compared to my peers. Not only did it make my creativity grow remarkably, but also my ability to deal with a team of employees and actors in an inspiring and stimulating way.
I am still amazed on a daily basis to see how such a simple, natural technique can generate so many positive effects. And it is also nice to do.