"Meditation helps with creativity ... it's almost like TM helps creatively on a level that I can't describe ... but it's tapping into something so deep that when I reap the rewards, I don't even know I'm reaping them".
A major research study at American University found that TM creates alpha brain waves. The Mayo Clinic describes alpha brain waves as being associated with a "relaxed, happy, focused" state of mind. That's why people who learn TM often say they're more focused, creative and productive in activity than ever before. Many of them previously tried other forms of meditation. The chart below illustrates a key difference between TM and other techniques.
TM acts on every aspect of brain function, making us more intelligent, creative, empathetic, better learners, performers and pleasant, stress-free human beings.
TM helps develop both hemispheres of the brain, so students are able in the arts as well as the sciences.
Middle school students who learned the Transcendental Meditation Programme and practised it twice daily as part of the school day were found to increase significantly after three months in achievement scores on mathematics and language (English) in comparison to control students matched on previous mathematics and English performance level scores.
A study of executives and workers in the automotive industry found that after three months of regular practice of the Transcendental Meditation Programme, participants showed increased occupational coherence, as assessed by seven job-related measures, in comparison to controls from the same work sites.
TM practice leads to the establishment of a global alpha wave pattern across the brain, which means a state of restful alertness is achieved and the functional parts of the brain fire together, resulting in harmonious brain function.
The elderly are prone to cognitive decline with age, with most of them suffering from some form of dementia after 70. TM helps keep the brain functional well into old age, contributing to enhancing the quality of life.
Elderly individuals who practise Maharishi’s Transcendental Meditation Programme, in comparison to controls of the same age, show faster response of the brain to visual stimuli (shorter latency of P300 response). This type of response of the brain usually becomes slower with age, and this finding thus indicates one aspect of the reversal of the ageing process which takes place through regular practice of the Transcendental Meditation Programme.
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