This is an independent website about Mantra Meditation techniques (disclaimer).
The official Transcendental Meditation® website is www.tm.org.
The official Primordial Sound Meditation® website is www.chopra.com.
The official Natural Stress Relief© Meditation website is www.natural-stress-relief.com.
Scientific research has demonstrated that the most beneficial meditation technique is Transcendental Meditation® or TM®
(trademark disclaimer). TM is a form of mantra meditation.
Unfortunately Transcendental Meditation is very expensive (US$2500.00, recently reduced to US$1500.00).
Further on, a mystical atmosphere has been sorrounding the TM technique for years, and the TM Organization deals with
several peculiar and weird projects: that's why you will find several critical websites and skeptical opinions about TM.
Transcendental Meditation has
been taught by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi since 1958. The first articles about the beneficial effects of this technique were published around 1970 in important magazines and scientific journals
such as Science (167, 1970), American Journal of Physiology (221, 1971) and Scientific American (226, 1972).
Later, a lot of research was made on Transcendental Meditation by several doctors and scientists, who wrote several articles in important scientific journals such as International Journal of Neuroscience, Psychosomatic Medicine, Electroencephalography and Clinical Neurophysiology, Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, Journal of Clinical Psychology, and others.
Around 1995, Dr. Deepak Chopra created the Primordial Sound meditation®, that is similar to Maharishi's Transcendental Meditation and can be considered as much as effective.
Unfortunately Transcendental Meditation and Chopra's technique are very expensive: the price of TM is prohibitive ($1500.00). Chopra's technique is also expensive (starting at $375.00).
This has prevented TM to be appreciated as it deserves.
New initiatives to teach effective mantra meditation techniques at a reasonable cost, include TM Independent UK and the inexpensive
Natural Stress Relief© technique (NSR, 2003),
that is a single-mantra-for-all meditation.
Recent scientific research (such as the article published by Psychological Reports, 101, 2007, p. 130-134) suggests that alternative mantra meditation techniques such as the NSR technique may achieve the same results as TM.
Striking reduction of anxiety is shown by a sharp increase in
skin electrical resistance (NSR)
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