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30
May

I Practice Transcendental Meditation (TM). Do you?

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According to TM.org 2014,

Transcendental Meditation

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“What is the TM Technique? It is a simple, natural, effortless technique practiced 20 minutes twice each day while sitting comfortably with the eyes closed. The TM technique is easy to learn and enjoyable to practice, and is not a religion, philosophy, or lifestyle. Over six million people have learned it — people of all ages, cultures, and religions.

What happens when you meditate? The Transcendental Meditation technique allows your mind to effortlessly settle inward, through quieter levels of thought, until you transcend the thinking process and experience the most silent and peaceful level of your own awareness — pure consciousness, your innermost Self.

What is its value in daily life? Research on the TM technique has found that it produces many wellness benefits, including:

  • greater inner calm throughout the day
  • reduced cortisol (known as the “stress hormone”)
  • normalized blood pressure
  • lower risk of heart attack and stroke
  • reduced anxiety and depression
  • improved learning ability and memory
  • reduced insomnia”

Visit TM.org for more information.

7
Sep

Ramadan Mubarak!! Eid Mubarak!!!

allah_swtAsalaam alaikum wa rahmatulahi wa barakatuh my Muslim brothers and sisters around the world. As we come upon the end of Ramadan and our holy fast I would like to give praise the brave brothers and sisters who take up the struggle around the world. RAMADAN MUBARAK EID al-FITR!! An accumulation of years being on the straight and narrow path (Salat and Transcendental Meditation TM) seeking wisdom and truth through positive thinking and positive actions.

The “Koran by Heart” an HBO Documentary aired on the first day of Ramadan and was a wonderful way to start the fast and holy month. According to HBO 2011, “In Egypt over 100 kids from 70 countries compete annually in the world’s oldest Holy Qu’ran memorization contest.” It’s amazing. I know 8 or 10 chapters from The Holy Qu’ran. The kids memorize the entire Holy Qu’ran between 5 and 10 years old Insha Allah. Amazing!

Unfortunately our brothers and sisters in Syria, Libya Egypt and other countries had to suffer through this 2011 Ramadan. May Allah bless their souls and continue to protect and provide sustenance for the survivors.

 

12
Mar

A Randomized Controlled Trial On Effects Of The Transcendental Meditation Program, On Blood Pressure, Psychological Distress, And Coping In Young Adults | American Journal of Hypertension

– @jerrycallistejr Here’s a link to a PDF document from the American Journal of Hypertension the title, “A Randomized Controlled Trial On Effects Of Transcendental Meditation Program On Blood Pressure, Psychological Distress, And Coping In Young Adults.” Read More > http://www.nature.com/ajh/journal/v22/n12/abs/ajh2009184a.html

12
Mar

Can meditation curb heart attacks? | @NYTimes

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Photo by Richard Patterson for the NY Times

– @jerrycallistejr According to Tara Parker-Pope 2009, “When Julia Banks was almost 70, she took up transcendental meditation. She had clogged arteries, high blood pressure and too much weight around the middle, and she enrolled in a clinical trial testing the benefits of meditation.

Now Mrs. Banks, 79, of Milwaukee, meditates twice a day, every day, for 20 minutes each time, setting aside what she calls “a little time for myself.”

“You never think you’ve got that time to spare, but you take that time for yourself and you get the relaxation you need,” said Mrs. Banks, who survived a major heart attack and a lengthy hospitalization after coronary artery bypass surgery six years ago.” Read more > http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/11/20/can-meditation-curb-heart-attacks/

31
Jan

How meditation may change the brain | @NYTimes

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– @CALLISTE It feels great to be back on the path. I’m back to including meditation as part of my daily activities. After morning prayer today at 06:24 hrs ET, I spent the first of three daily 20 minute Transcendental Meditation (TM) sessions really listening to my body and hearing what I think was every sound that surrounded me. I eventually started to tune out some of those sounds. Today’s session also made me realize how much outside noise is beating up on my physical body and mind.

After awhile I heard less of the noises and I started seeing very clear, colorful and vivid images of, honestly, those daily images Bing.com posts to its web page. One recent image was of wooden bridge. I imagined myself walking along the bridge. Then certain people crossed my mind. I focused on trying to send a mental message to some of those people to see what comes of it in the days ahead. Then I started really focusing on trying to locate and connect to the tone of the universe.

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When I was done I ate fresh fruit for breakfast. I decided I needed to write about this experience and share it with all of you. I had very positive interactions with Transcendental Meditation (TM) practices in the past and from my experiences I learned a lot and I believe I succeeded at attaining my life goals because of TM.

Also this morning I searched for a free clipart image to include in this post and in the process I found this article…”How meditation may change the brain” by Sindya N. Bhanoo, New York Times http://nyti.ms/fXsHnh. Read the NYTimes.com article. There is a report mentioned…here I just grabbed the link…Psychiatry Research Neuroimaging titled “Mindfulness practice leads to increases in regional brain gray matter density”  http://www.psyn-journal.com/article/S0925-4927(10)00288-X/abstract.

I eventually found a couple of images to share with all of you. Until next time enjoy!