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Rest – a foundation for success

Up to 45% of the population is affected by insomnia in a given year and 10-30% on any given day. And if we don’t get enough rest, our body gets out of balance and this has long term health implications. Some of the main causes of insomnia are stress, anxiety and depression. And not sleeping enough in turn makes stress, anxiety and depression worse. So this creates a vicious cycle that is difficult to escape for many people.

Transcendental Meditation (TM) is the most practiced (6 million practitioners), most widely researched (600 studies), and, according to the research, the most relaxing technique in the world. The technique very quickly creates deep rest, which helps the body to get back into a state of balance.

What do TM meditators say?

Many celebrities that practice Transcendental Meditation comment that the technique helps to get deep rest and sleep better at night.


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‘It’s been fantastic. People that used to have migraines don’t, people are sleeping better, people have better relationships.’
Oprah offered Transcendental Meditation to everybody working for her
‘It was like a week’s worth of sleep.’
Liv Tyler, Actress
“I had terrible insomnia, and about a year ago I started doing TM. After four days of doing TM I could suddenly sleep.”
Lo Bosworth Actress/Author

Research shows that the unique experience of transcending, which creates this deep rest, also reduces stress, anxiety and depression. This allows us to sleep better during the night. So our body wins twice: extra deep rest during the meditation and more and higher quality sleep during the night, further reducing our stress, anxiety and depression. This is how the vicious cycle of insomnia can be effectively turned around into a virtuous cycle of ever more health and well-being with Transcendental Meditation.

“The stress of not sleeping accumulates over time. Sleep can only dissolve the fatigue of the day. Transcendental Meditation allows you to throw off accumulated stress.”
Dr. Sarina Grosswald

Transcending = holistic side-benefits

TM creates exceptionally deep rest, which has a lot of side-benefits. More than 350 scientific studies from top universities like Harvard have been published in the past 50 years documenting these TM benefits. TM has been shown to relieve many stress-related health issues, improve mental potential and improve our relationships. Many national health organisations are now also formally recommending TM as an option for doctors to prescribe, for example the American Heart Association in the context of treating high blood pressure. And in Switzerland, leading health insurance provider Swica is now reimbursing part of the TM course fee.

Schools in more than 60 countries have started to implement TM in their curriculum to help students to be “ready to learn”, eg under the name “Quiet Time Program”. And even the European Commission recently provided a €0.5 Million grant for tests with TM in the European school system.

“Quite simply, Quiet Time [TM in school program] should be in every school.”
Dr. Carlos Garcia, Superintendent, San Francisco Unified School District, 2007-2012
“No other ‘stress management technique’ has anywhere close to TM’s amount of hard data in support of its claims to reduce stress.”
Dr. Norman Rosenthal, Psychiatrist, U.S. National Institutes of Mental Health

Transcending = Easy to do

Many people have tried some form of meditation and have found it difficult to do. The good news is that TM is very different. It is a very simple, natural and effortless technique, that doesn’t require any concentration or controlling of the mind. TM is taught individually by highly trained teachers and this personal coaching also makes it very easy to learn.

“When I learned about TM, I thought ‘I’ll try this, even though I’m not good at meditating.’ And there is something about TM, it is the only time I have that stillness. I never had that feeling before.”
Ellen Degeneres, talk-show host

“I would try meditations, because I knew that there was something there for me, but every time I would try to do it, I was like: I can not meditate. When I learned TM, it was exactly what I needed! TM is the easiest thing I’ve ever done, not just the easiest meditation, but the easiest thing.”
Cameron Diaz, actress

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      • Meet a certified TM teacher
      • Learn all the benefits that 20 minutes twice a day of TM practice can bring to provide happiness and balance, create deep rest, reduce stress, improve sleep, increase your self-confidence, improve your relationships etc.
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