Relief from Stress
Stress is the most defining coinage for a modern lifestyle. With the ever-increasing competitiveness, deconstruction of traditional value system and the never-ending chase for materialistic excesses, the modern man is nearing a complete breakdown, always on edge trying impossibly to make ends meet.
When stress levels exceed, an auto psychosomatic response button naturally gets pushed, setting off the fight or flight syndrome. This is an inheritance of man from his days of survival in the wild.
Imagine a wild beast approaching. To survive, you must fight or flee. The body responds suitably to make this possible by slowing the digestive system since you have to channel the reserve of energy into other systems of the body required immediately. The heart rate soars, for you will need more blood in your muscles to run, the rational part of the brain automatically gets switched off since blunt actions come to the forefront instead of finer faculties of problem-solving, emotional regulation, or planning.
The result of this autorun, unchecked stress response mode is a functional and emotional wreck. Transcendental Meditation works as a sort of stress checker. It doesn’t let your stress response system to spiral off into self-destruction.
Increased Work Efficiency
As a result of culturing composure, working efficiency amplifies. There finer faculties of the brain can flourish. You can find more focus, purpose, and method in your work when functioning in an engrossed, meditative mode. Just as concentration upon the sonority of a mantra in TM practice rids the mind from everything else, you will experience only the resonance of the task at hand. Each microsecond can be profusely productive if that kind of concentration can be cultured.
Besides, as Transcendental Meditation comes as a life-affirming principle, it sheds light on the positive possibilities. It is a special kind of capability to muster up a “hell yeah!” brand of spirit even in the bleakest of days.
In work life, you need to find scope for growth and incentives of different kinds on your own rather than looking for an outside push. Meditation helps you dig deep into your layers and find that can-do spirit.
As a result, you will find yourself more committed to work, which is a good thing!
There is something about meditation that reflects positively on intelligence. TM practitioners find more ease in processing information, using the faculties of cognition, effective, and volition, honing comprehension skills, analysis, synthesis, innovation, and risk-taking in a balanced way.
If you are an employer looking to groom your team appropriately in all aspects, you could consider Transcendental Meditation. The method is not limited to honing of the intellect only.
To contribute positively to the harmony of a work environment, there is also a need for supreme emotional intelligence. Personality and social behavior remain integral parts of the man in work situations. To be receptive to each other’s needs, successful coordination, and division of labor, dispelling bad vibes, and overall promotion of fellow feelings are qualities a working team actually thrives upon.
Healthier Heart Rate
Research shows many sufferers of cardiovascular conditions benefitting immensely from practicing TM. There is an observable lowering of blood pressure, diminishing the risks of heart anomalies. Stress reduction adds to this benefit.
More importantly, Transcendental Meditation teaches to culture an inherent joyfulness, a heart-happy condition. You must remember that to be joyful is a natural state of being. The entire premise of yogic endeavor stands upon the realization that the answers lie within you, the Pure Consciousness is not different from the signifier we recognize as godly. To realize this, undifferentiated wholeness is a source of constant joy.
Coming Off Unwholesome Habits
Transcendental Meditation is not a system steeped in dogmas. There is no moral or immoral conduct. There are no restrictions imposed from the outside. You can be a meditator and yet be a meat eater.
You can be perfectly aligned with the thought process of Transcendental Meditation and still love your wine. There really is no conflict between one thing and another in this discipline, but there is an overemphasized awareness.
Connecting and gradually becoming one with the Pure Consciousness through meditative practices elevates our instinctive awareness to what is proper and what is not. Smoking, alcoholism, overeating, overindulgence in pleasure, is intuitively felt as disagreeable and therefore laid off from.
More Fulfilling Relationships
Of all the things that make life worthwhile, our relationships with loved ones and the world at large is perhaps the most treasurable. To be giving and nurturing in relationships doubles up gratification, while dysfunctions in them can be the source of utmost unhappiness. The fine balance required for maintaining relationships at their best takes certain objectivity which is not contrary to involvement.
Transcendental Meditation helps in achieving this quality of complete involvement without entanglement- the key to healthy and thoroughly fulfilling relationships.
What is left unsaid about Transcendental Meditation after this voluminous inquiry into the matter is the immense sense of liberation it brings, and that could be experienced only in person.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Manmohan Singh is a yoga enthusiast himself; freelance writer Manmohan lets his free spirit flow with his thoughts as he pens them down in his writings. He loves travelling and believes that ‘knowledge shared is knowledge gained.’ He is the owner of the yoga blog http://www.yogaschoolblog.com.
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