What is the Transcendental Meditation technique?
His Holiness Maharishi Mahesh Yogi is regarded as the world’s foremost sage and teacher of the ancient Vedic tradition of knowledge. The core of Maharishi’s teaching is his Vedic Science and Technology—the science and technology of consciousness—which unfolds the full potential of human consciousness and improves every area of life.
The Transcendental Meditation technique, brought to the world by His Holiness Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, is a simple, natural, effortless mental procedure that is practiced morning and evening, while sitting comfortably with eyes closed.
During this technique the individual’s awareness settles down and experiences a unique state of restful alertness; as the body becomes deeply relaxed, the mind transcends all mental activity to experience the source of thought—Transcendental Consciousness—unbounded consciousness. This process can be likened to a river that naturally and effortlessly flows onto the ocean and gains the status of unbounded ocean.
The experience of Transcendental Consciousness unfolds the individual’s latent creative potential while dissolving accumulated stress and fatigue. This experience enlivens within one’s awareness creativity, dynamism, orderliness, and organizing power, which results in increasing effectiveness and success in daily life.
Transcendental Meditation can be easily learned by anyone. People of all ages, and of diverse cultural, religious, and educational backgrounds, practice this technique.
More than 380 peer-reviewed research studies on the TM technique have been published in over 160 scientific journals. Benefits include improved neurophysiological functioning (broadband EEG coherence), improved cognitive and perceptual abilities, greater mental and physical health, and increased vitality and longevity.
What is the TM-Sidhi program?
The TM-Sidhi program, including Yogic Flying, is the extended program of the Transcendental Meditation technique, which cultures the ability to think and act from that profound inner silence so that thoughts and actions are maximally effective.
The Transcendental Meditation technique allows the mind to settle down naturally and effortlessly to experience Transcendental Consciousness—the Self—the silent inner reservoir of creativity and intelligence that underlies all our mental activity. The TM-Sidhi program, including Yogic Flying, is the extended program of the Transcendental Meditation technique, which 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 Program 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.
The TM-Sidhi and Yogic Flying even more pronounced than the Transcendental Meditation technique. Students describe the experience of this technique as one of happiness, energy, bliss, and inner freedom, with these qualities carrying over into their daily life. EEG measurements show that during the practice of Yogic Flying there is a marked increase in brain wave coherence that coincides with the body lifting up.