What is Stress?

Stress is caused by experience overload and undue pressure on the nervous system. During stress the levels of both cortisol and plasma-lactate – identified as ‘stress hormones' – increase. If our life-style subjects us to continual overload, these ‘stress hormones' are over-produced and this can lead to a variety of health problems, for example, headache, insomnia and high blood pressure.

By practising the simple mental technique of Transcendental Meditation, the body gets deep rest and the 'stress hormone' levels are automatically reduced. With regular practise of Transcendental Meditation (TM), tiredness, fatigue and stress are eliminated from the nervous system.

According to Dr Steinbaum and the American Heart Association, Transcendental Meditation is the only relaxation or meditation technique proven to be effective in reducing high blood pressure and improving other risk factors (including stress). During TM blood vessels relax and expand. Blood flow becomes more efficient. Strain on the heart is greatly reduced and there is less damage to the arteries.

Transcandantal Meditasyon

How does TM help?

Research confirmed by Harvard Medical School in a study published in Scientific American found that during TM oxygen metabolism decreased by about twice as much as it did during deep sleep, creating a uniquely restful state of physiology.

This deep rest dissolves deep-rooted stress, tension and fatigue in the body leading to more energy in activity. At the same time it creates more orderly and coherent brain functioning which is experienced as increased clarity of thought, better mental focus and concentration, better memory and decision making throughout the day.

TM also increases the production of serotonin, the ‘happiness hormone' while also reducing the ‘stress hormones' of cortisol and adrenalin. This leads to significant reductions in stress and trait anxiety (worry and anxiety).

Scientific Proof

A meta-study by Stanford University of 146 separate studies of techniques to reduce trait anxiety published in The Journal of Clinical Psychology in 1989, found that TM was two times more effective at reducing anxiety than any other technique in the study:

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Attend a free introductory talk and learn everything you need to know about the TM® technique and its many benefits. Talks are held frequently at your local TM Centre. To register click on the Details button below.

    • Wed Mar 1st 19:00 Free Introductory Talk
      Free Introductory Talk, Auckland TM Centre 175d Penrose Road, Mt Wellington, Auckland
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    • Thu Mar 2nd 12:00 Free Lunchtime Introductory Talk Noon to 1pm
      Free Lunchtime Introductory Talk Noon to 1pm, Thorndon, Wellington 20b Portland Cresc, Thorndon, Wellington
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    • Thu Mar 2nd 12:30 Free Introductory Talk
      Free Introductory Talk, North Shore TM Centre - Mairangi Bay 5 Honeysuckle Lane, Mairangi Bay, Auckland
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