How is it different?
The TM technique is so easy and enjoyable that anyone can do it.No concentrating.No control of the mind. No monitoring of thoughts (mindfulness). No trying to “empty the mind”.
Hundreds of published research studies on the TM technique have documented its effectiveness on stress and anxiety, brain function, cardiovascular health, and more.
and their impact on the brain
Many meditation techniques are available today. Contrary to common belief there are distinct differences between techniques, such as the effort involved, their impact on the brain, and whether or not they result in verifiable benefits.A study published in the journal Consciousness and Cognition identified the following three meditation categories, based on measured brain wave differences:
Concentration or focus
Zen, Vipassana, etc.
Mindfulness, Kriya Yoga, etc.
|Form of meditation||Zen, Vipassana, etc.||Mindfulness, Kriya Yoga, etc.||Transcendental Meditation|
|Mayo clinic description||“logical thinking, problem-solving”||“dream-like”||“Relaxed,happy,focused”|
|Mental effort||Strong effort||Moderate effort||Effortless|
Compared to other technologies