transcendental meditation


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transcendental meditation

A practice derived from Hindu traditions, in which a practitioner repeats a mantra to achieve a state of relaxation and mental calm. I've felt much less anxious ever since I started practicing transcendental meditation.
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This study was funded by the David Lynch Foundation, 1440 Foundation, and the Rudney Family.[R] Transcendental Meditation and TM are service marks registered in the US patent and trademark office, licensed to Maharishi Foundation and used under sublicense.
Roth has been a teacher of Transcendental Meditation for 40 years, and author of the definitive book on the technique, entitled, fittingly, "Transcendental Meditation," published in 21 countries.
Students were taught the Transcendental Meditation technique in a standard seven-step course and then practiced twice a day at school for 10-15 minutes as part of their daily Quiet Time program.
What: The famed director (`Elephant Man," "Blue Velvet," "Twin Peaks," "Mulholland Dr.') talks about his foundation to promote Transcendental Meditation in schools
Transcendental meditation (TM), a process by which "the mind is allowed to settle down to a state of least mental activity," has been shown to decrease sympathetic nervous system tone, hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenocortical axis activation, and cortisol levels, which are associated with reductions in blood pressure.
The essential message of Transcendental Meditation in Criminal Rehabilitation and Crime Prevention is threefold.
A first major school study shows Transcendental Meditation helps lower blood pressure.
CHICAGO -- The regular practice of transcendental meditation leads to enduring neuropsychological changes that are evident in brain-wave patterns, Frederick Travis, Ph.D., reported during a poster presentation at the annual meeting of the Society for Psychophysiological Research.
Kidd tells of speaking to groups everywhere about environmental activism as well as promoting his interests of transcendental meditation and vegetarianism.
It was Harrison who introduced his bandmates-- and their fans--to Hinduism, transcendental meditation, and other exotic elements that helped define the '60s as a liberatory period.
One way to reach this transformation point is the Transcendental Meditation Technique, taught by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.
The Transcendental Meditation technique is a mental technique that does not involve concentration or control of the mind.
The transcendental meditation (TM) study conducted by a group of researchers from the College of Maharishi Vedic Medicine, Fairfield, Iowa, included 138 black patients with high-normal hypertension from Los Angeles randomized to undergo training in TM and then perform the technique twice a day for 20 minutes.
Reporting in the prestigious journal, Stroke, researchers randomly assigned 138 adult, hypertensive volunteers to either a Transcendental Meditation group or a health education group.
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