These teachers havetaught more than sixmillion peopleworldwide this simple,natural procedure whichallows its practitioners to gaindeep rest and contact their innerreservoir of creativity, energy andintelligence. This informationcomes from the ofﬁcialTranscendental Meditationwebsite atwww.tm.org.What happens during meditationDuring the practice of TM, themind and body experience aunique state of restful alertness.As the mind becomes moresilent, the body becomes deeplyrelaxed. At the most settled stateof awareness, the mindtranscends all mental activity toexperience the simplest form ofawareness, TranscendentalConsciousness. Hundreds ofscientiﬁc studies have shownthat experiencing this statecorrelates with greater creativity,improved learning,higher IQ, bettergrades, higher moralreasoning, increasedbrain wave coherenceand improved neurologicalfunctioning of the body.Practicing TM helps developsincreased energy, creativity andintelligence. This in turn helpsawaken the unlimited potential ofthe meditator's mind and body.The result is that those whopractice TM enjoy greater health,happiness and success in allaspects of life.How to meditateAnyone can learn how tomeditate. No special lessons,books or equipment are required.People of all ages, cultures andeducational backgrounds canpractice TM.TM is an easy and enjoyableexperience that takes only 20minutes twice a day. You can doit alone or with others in a group.Pick a time and place where youwill not be disturbed. Then just sitcomfortably with your eyesclosed. No effort, noconcentration, no special skillsnor change of lifestyle arerequired. Thoughts will enter andleave your mind as you meditate.Attend to them or not as youchoose.People can beneﬁt from TM evenif they don't believe it will work.Try meditating regularly for 20minutes twice a day and you willstart to see results in the form ofimprovements in your life.Back in the 1960's when TM ﬁrstbecame popular in the UnitedStates, practitioners were knownto chant "OM" or another singlesyllable sound while theymeditated. This is no longerconsidered necessary, though itcan be done if desired. Mostpeople now meditate silently.
Maharishi Mahesh Yogihas trained more than40,000 teachers in thepractice ofTranscendentalMeditation or TM.