The Raj invites you to learn the Transcendental Meditation® (TM®) program at the Raj. TM is a simple mental technique that produces profound benefits indicative of both mental and physiological balance. This technique does not require any change in beliefs or lifestyle and can be learned by anyone regardless of age or level of education.
The Transcendental Meditation (TM) technique is practiced for 15-20 minutes in the morning and evening, while sitting comfortably with the eyes closed. During this time, the mind settles down and experiences a unique state of restful alertness, an experience referred to as Transcendental Consciousness.
Instruction in TM is not included in your package price but can easily be added to any in-resident treatment package.
Guests who already practice the TM technique can have their meditation checked and can opt to enjoy meditating with others in our specially designated meditation room.
The effectiveness of the Transcendental Meditation program has been validated by over 600 scientific studies conducted at more than 200 independent research institutions in 30 countries. These include 368 peer- reviewed studies that have been published in top scientific journals.
The research findings include:
- Increased happiness
- Reduced stress
- Increased intelligence
- Increased creativity
- Improved memory
- Improved health
- Reduced high blood pressure
- Improved relationships
- Increased energy
- Reduced insomnia
- Reversal of biological aging
- Reduced crime and improved quality of life in society
The research has been published in major scientific journals such as Science, The American Journal of Physiology, Scientific American, Lancet, The Journal of Counseling Psychology, The International Journal of Neuroscience, The Journal of the Canadian Medical Association, and The British Journal of Educational Psychology.
According to the American Heart Association (AHA), the TM technique is the only meditation technique proven by controlled research to effectively reduce high blood pressure. AHA research shows that this lowers the risk of heart disease (by up to 48%) and is associated with substantially reduced rates of death, heart attack and stroke.”
The National Institutes of Health has funded over $26 million in research on the Transcendental Meditation technique for prevention of heart disease. The TM technique has also been found to reduce the three major risk factors for heart disease: high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes.
In addition ,TM practice has been shown to be an effective tool for reducing chronic anxiety and overall stress.