Comparing Meditation Techniques | Transcendental Meditation

Many meditation techniques are available today. Contrary to common belief there are distinct differences between techniques, such as the effort involved, their impact on the brain, and whether or not they result in verifiable benefits.

Meditation techniques and their impact on the brain

Form of Meditation Transcendental Meditation Mindfulness
(monitoring of thoughts)
Concentration or Focus
Brain wave activity Alpha Theta Beta
Brain wave description “Relaxed, happy, focused”— Mayo Clinic “Dream-like”— Mayo Clinic “Logical-thinking,
problem-solving”— Mayo Clinic
EEG image alpha brain waves theta brain waves beta brain waves
Mental effort Effortless Moderate effort Strong effort

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