I learned TM in 2007. I had wanted to meditate ever since I started yoga. I felt like something was missing in my practice. I tried so many different types of meditation, but I always felt restless, always looking at my watch, very antsy. It was very frustrating to me that I wasn’t able to meditate.
When I met my husband, Ian, he told me that the TM technique was easy, but I didn’t believe him. Then one day I met a TM teacher, and I felt so calm just being in her presence that I sensed TM could also bring that experience for me.
The moment I learned TM it was like falling in love. I felt like I had been a seeker before, and suddenly I was a knower. I was so grateful for that experience of transcending, after looking so long for a deeper experience of consciousness.
Adding TM to yoga was like a godsend for me. When I learned TM, I had a profound sense of coming home to myself, a deep peace and feeling of being connected with everything around me. I do feel that yoga prepared me for that, and also stimulated the desire for it.
Ian and I went to the TM Teacher Training Course in 2008. Since then we’ve been teaching both TM and yoga at our studios. People have told us that after learning TM they can go more deeply into their yoga practice, that they can do postures they’ve never done before. Everyone says they get more flexible, and their practice feels deeper and steadier.
Adding TM to yoga was like a godsend for me. When I learned TM, I had a profound sense of coming home to myself, a deep peace and feeling of being connected with everything around me.
Jennifer O’Laughlin is a Certified TM Teacher at the Detroit TM Center.
I am interested in TM. I too have a very hard time meditiating; I am antsy and restless. My mind wanders. The more you know, right?
Thanks for your comment, Korianne. To find out more about TM and how to learn, visit http://www.tm.org, where you can find a TM teacher and introductory lectures near you. The TM technique is easy, effortless, and natural and doesn’t involve controlling the mind. It may be just what you’ve been looking for. Enjoy learning more and best wishes!
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