This Summer, Let TM for Women be Your Travel Guide to the Ultimate Stay-cation
Why do people go on vacation? To get out of their tiresome daily routine, to experience something new, to relax?
The Transcendental Meditation technique is a way to take a break from our pursuits and passions and responsibilities for 20 minutes twice a day by allowing our attention to travel inward.
To transcend means to go beyond. In the mind, transcending means retiring from the activity of thinking to a state of deeply restful alertness. This triggers a simultaneous state of profound relaxation in the body.
This inward journey is safe, natural and comfortable. The TM technique is effortless, liberating, and enjoyable. Everyone learns TM from certified teachers of the Transcendental Meditation technique who are carefully and classically trained to give you correct directions. They are your GPS. The direction is always inward and the destination is inner peace.
Returning from Paris (ooh la la) we bring home some extra weight (who can resist French cooking?) and some cool new designer clothing in our luggage, which may or may not arrive when we do. Traveling can be exhilarating but also can be exhausting and stressful. With TM you don’t have to worry about lost luggage or translation or lumpy beds.
Considering a health spa vacation? Transcendental Meditation is a stay-cation, on-our-own-couch, holistic “spa” experience. It is holistic in that all aspects of the mind and body become more balanced and healthier both during the practice and as a result.
After a vacation, we have photos and memories and sand in our suitcase. Twice daily vacations with the TM technique, according to published scientific research, result in better heart health, reduced metabolic syndrome, improved self-esteem, more harmonious relationships, greater focus, increased creativity, improved memory, and more.
Stress, anxiety and depression are not just temporarily reduced–as when we return to “normal” life after a vacation–but actually continue to diminish with regular repetition of the TM practice. TM allows equanimity, whether in joy or suffering, amid all the confusion and uncertainty of life around us. With the spontaneous development of inner wholeness, qualities such as harmony and happiness are reflected in our daily perceptions and interactions.
An inner vacation available through TM for Women’s certified teachers is now boarding. This is our specialty. Skip the airports, traffic, and packing and learn something new this Summer that will take you on a rejuvenating vacation every single day.
About the Author
Janet Hoffman is the executive director of TM for Women Professionals, a division of TM for Women in the USA
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