What is transcendental meditation? Should you try it?

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This practice originated with Maharishni Mahesh Yogi, a guru from India. His technique spread across the globe when a variety of public figures and influencers such as The Beatles, Oprah Winfrey, Jerry Seinfeld, and David Lynch started speaking publicly about the life changing effects of TM meditation. 

The TM technique involves the silent repetition of a special Sanskrit word or phrase, known as a ‘mantra’. The concept behind this is that through repetition of the mantra, the mind can be stilled and a deep state of relaxation can be achieved.

The aim of TM is to help us find our way through the noise of the mind’s surface to the tranquility of our deeper levels of consciousness. 

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