of Transcendental Meditation
Advanced Techniques of the Transcendental Meditation® programme
enrich the benefits of the daily practice of Transcendental Meditation and accelerate the development of higher states of consciousness. Advanced Techniques enhance the ability to experience finer levels of thought and perception while one is becoming more familiar with the experience of transcendence, pure consciousness, the inner, silent Self. As the conscious mind becomes more infused with pure consciousness and perception becomes more refined, more subtle, thoughts and actions spontaneously become more powerful and effective and there is greater happiness and success in daily life.
Meditators can apply to learn their first Advanced Technique after four months of regular practice of the Transcendental Mediation technique. Each new Advanced Technique can be learned after an additional four months of regular practice. Completion of the Advanced Technique series is a prerequisite for learning the Transcendental Meditation-Sidhi®
The Transcendental Meditation Sidhi Programme
The Transcendental Meditation technique allows the mind to settle down naturally and effortlessly to experience pure consciousness--the Self--the silent inner reservoir of creativity and intelligence that underlies all our mental activity. The Transcendental Meditation-Sidhi programme cultures the ability to think and act from that profound inner silence so that thoughts and actions are maximally effective.
The most powerful aspect of the Transcendental Meditation-Sidhi programme is the Yogic Flying®
technique. During the practice of the Yogic Flying technique, brainwave synchrony is maximized as the body spontaneously springs forward in short hops. Internally, the experience is one of exhilaration, expanded awareness, lightness, and "bubbling bliss."
Scientists have discovered that brainwave coherence during Yogic Flying is maximum at the point of lift-off. Increased coherence in brain functioning has been scientifically correlated with increased intelligence, creativity, concept learning, moral reasoning, and mind-body coordination.
Scientific Research on the TM-Sidhi Programme
on the Transcendental Meditation-Sidhi programme confirms a wide range of benefits even more pronounced than with the practice of Transcendental Meditation alone. Benefits include improved neurophysiological functioning (broadband EEG coherence), improved cognitive and perceptual abilities, greater mental and physical health, and increased vitality and longevity.
Most significantly, more than 50 published scientific studies have shown that when the Yogic Flying technique is practised in large groups, a powerful influence of coherence and harmony radiates into the surrounding population, neutralising societal stress and tension, and promoting positive social trends. By effectively defusing social stress, the group practice of the Transcendental Meditation-Sidhi programme has been scientifically shown to lower crime and prevent social conflict, thereby
contributing to a more peaceful and harmonious world.
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