Transcendental meditation is the practice of avoiding distracting thoughts by promoting yourself to a state of relaxed awareness. It has been ascended from the ancient Vedic traditions of Mahesh Yogi, who brought the teachings to the United States in the 1960s.
Like Hot Yoga and Whole 30, Transcendental Meditation has gotten popular after the heavy endorsements of celebrities like Jerry Seinfeld, Kate Hudson, Hugh Jackman, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Oprah.
Here’s how you can achieve the ultimate transcendental pose:
- Sit comfortably on either a chair or on the ground and rest your hands on your lap. Leave your legs and arms uncrossed.
- Close your eyes and take deep, relaxing breaths.
- Open and close your eyes and take a few deep breaths.
- Close your eyes for the next 20 minutes.
- Repeat a mantra, any mantra, in your mind.
- Whenever you feel like drifting away in a thought, simply return to your mantra.
- Begin moving your fingers and toes after 20 years, and ease yourself back into the world.
- Sit with yourself for a few minutes before returning back to the world.
Daily practitioners have found themselves more calm and collected than they have been in years. But for them, the real benefits have transcended mental health. They found their bowel movements to be more in synced and women found menopouse symptems to be driven down a notch.
Transcendental meditation takes you into a deep dive of self-awareness and reflection, and gives you everlasting results.
I’m gonna give this a try. What about you?