There are many types of meditation. Most meditation involves focusing on breathing. Transcendental Meditation looks to release oneself from complete awareness through mantra and sound. All work to reduce stress but all also have deeper spiritual meanings as well.
The article, “Your Guide To Practicing Transcendental Meditation” by JR Thorpe looks closer at the unique elements of Transcendental Meditation. He states,
“According to the Oxford Handbook of Meditation, transcendental meditation is all about “transcending from the active mind to the silent mind” and trying to find bliss, a sense of calm, and a reduction in stress. While both are legit ways to train your brain to be present, regular mindfulness meditation training involves being aware of your own body by incorporating elements like visualization, a focus on the breath, and/or a body scan. Transcendental meditation, on the other hand, involves repeating a mantra or sound until you let go of your awareness and surroundings.”
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Please also review AIHCP’s Meditation Instructor Training Program and see if it matches your academic or professional goals. The program is online and independent study and open to qualified professionals seeking a four year certification as a Meditation Instructor.