Wetenschappelijk onderzoek


De volgende lijst betreft publicaties van wereldwijd wetenschappelijk onderzoek over de effecten van bewustzijnsontwikkeling voor individuele en collectieve groei op alle levensgebieden door middel van het Transcendente Meditatie- en het TM-Sidhi programma.

Transcendente Meditatie (TM) is een eenvoudige, natuurlijke, moeiteloze procedure 20 minuten twee keer per dag beoefend wordt terwijl we gemakkelijk zitten met de ogen dicht. Het is geen religie, filosofie, of levensstijl. Het is de meest beoefende, meest onderzochte en meest effectieve methode van zelfontwikkeling.

Voor referentie van de rapporten van de onderzoeken zie de bijlage die tussen de haakjes staat. U kunt de titels van de bijlagen onderaan deze pagina vinden.

1. Improved Brain Functioning, Increased Intelligence, and Improved Academic Performance

Greater Use of Total Brain Functioning

  • Mobilization of the Hidden Reserves of the Brain (1)
  • Increased Efficiency of Information Transfer in the Brain (2-5)
  • Greater Adaptability of Brain Functioning (6)
  • Increased Blood Flow to the Brain (7)
  • Increased Coherence of Brain Functioning (8-9)
  • Maximum Coherence of Brain Wave Activity (Electroencephalogram EEG) During Yogic Flying Practice of the TM-Sidhi Program (10-11)

Increased Intelligence and Mental Ability

  • Increased Intelligence (12-16)
  • Improved Memory (17-18)
  • Accelerated Cognitive Development in Children (19-20)
  • Increased Efficiency of Concept Learning (21)
  • Broader Comprehension and Improved Ability To Focus Attention –Increased Field Independence (22-23)

Increased Creativity

  • Enhanced Creativity (13, 24-25)
  • Increased Innovation (13)
  • Increased Cognitive Flexibility (17-18)

Improved Attention and Reduced Distraction

  • Decreased Distraction Effects in EEG (26)
  • More Effective Executive Functioning of the Brain Indicated by Diminished EEG Distraction Effects (27)
  • More Efficient Attention Deployment During Choice Reaction Time Task (28)
  • Among students diagnosed with attention deficitihyper activity disorder (ADHD), reduction of ADHD symptoms and reduction of EEG markers for ADHD (81,82)

Improved Academic Performance

  • Improved Academic Performance in Elementary and Secondary School (29-30, 80)Improved Academic Performance in College and Post-Graduate Study (31-32)Improved Educational OutcomesPrimary and Secondary School Students Performing in the top 1 % on
  • National Standardized Tests; Secondary School Students Winning State Competitions in All Academic Areas, and in Athletics (79)
  • Increased Time Competence: Increased Ability To Think and Act Efficiently in the Present (33-35)
  • Increased Efficiency and Productivity (36-37)

2. Increased Integration of Personality

Growth of Positive Qualities

  • Increased Self-Actualization: Increased Integration, Unity, and Wholeness of Personality (33-35)
  • Higher Levels of Self Development (38)
  • Orientation towards Positive Values (39)
  • Enhanced Self-Regard and Self-Esteem (13, 40-42)
  • Enhanced Inner Well-Being (17)
  • Increased Emotional Stability (43-45)

Reduction of Negative Qualities

  • Decreased Anxiety (13,37,44-47)
  • Decreased Tension (37, 43)
  • Decreased Depression (40, 43-44)
  • Decreased Hostility and Aggression (48-49)
  • Decreased Impulsiveness (50)
  • Less Sensitivity to Criticism (40)

3. Improved School Related Behavior

Reduced Behavior Problems in School

  • Decreased Absenteeism (51)
  • Decreased Rule Infractions (51)
  • Decreased Suspension Days (51)
  • Decreased Dropout Rate from School in Economically Deprived Adolescents with Learning Problems  (41)
  • Decreased Use of Cigarettes, Alcohol, and Drugs (37,44, 52-53)

Growth of Ideal Social Behavior

  • Increased Tolerance (13, 54)
  • Increased Capacity for Warm Interpersonal Relationships (34, 43, 54)
  • Improved Work and Personal Relationships (37)
  • Improved Interpersonal Behavior of Juvenile Offenders (42)
  • Decreased Verbal Hostility (54)
  • Decreased Tendency to Assault (54)

Benefits in Special Education

  • Improvements in Autism: Decreased Echolalic Behavior (55)
  • Benefits for Subjects with Intellectual Disabilities: Improved Social Behavior; Improved Cognitive Functioning; Increased Intelligence; Improved Physical Health (56,57)

4. Improved Health

Improved Mind-Body Coordination

  • Faster Reactions (58-60)
  • Increased Psychomotor Speed (61)

Increased Energy and Dynamism

  • Increased Energy and Enthusiasm (13,37,54)
  • Increased Physical and Mental Well-Being (17,50)
  • Decreased Fatigue (37)

Reduction of Stress-Related Health Problems

  • Reduction of High Blood Pressure in Adolescents and Adults (62-64)
  • Decreased Insomnia (65)

Reduction of Health Care Costs

  • Lower Health Insurance Utilization Rates: Significantly Fewer Hospital Inpatient Days, and Outpatient visits in All Age Categories; Fewer Inpatient Admissions for All Major Categories of Disease (66)
  • Longitudinal Reduction in Health Care Costs (67)

5. Benefits for Society:

Creating an Influence of Coherence and Harmony in Collective Consciousness

Many research studies verify that when large groups of individuals- the square root of one percent of the population- practice the Transcendental Meditation and TM Sidhi programs with Yogic Flying together

in one place, they radiate a measurable influence of coherence in the whole society:

  • Reduced Crime (68-71)
  • Reduced Deaths due to Homicides, Suicides, and Accidents (72)
  • Improved Overall Quality of Life (70, 73-75)
  • Improved Economic Trends (76)
  • Reduced Conflict and Violence (70, 77-78)

Educational institutions can be a continuous source of harmony and peace for the whole society.

The above findings indicate that by adding the Transcendental Meditation and TM Sidhi

programs to the existing curriculum, the educational institutions of a country can create and maintain a steady influence of positivity, prosperity, and peace for the nation as a whole. As the students are individually rising to their full creative potential, at the same time they are contributing directly

toward the full flowering of their society’s potential- even while they are students.

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