The benefits of a TM practice include:
- Improves focus and memory
- Reduces stress and cortisol
- Enhances creativity
- Increases self-awareness
- Alleviates anxiety and depression
- Helps regulate blood pressure
Yogis may wish to pair the practice with asana or pranayama, though many practice the technique on its own for the simple goals of relaxation and mindfulness. An extension of the Transcendental Meditation technique, referred to as the TM-Sidhi Program, includes the practice of “yogic flying,” which includes bouncing while seated in a cross-legged position.