All our activity, thinking, and feeling depends upon the condition of
the nervous system.
When we feel rested and fresh, all activity seems to be easier and more
creative, while on days when we are strained, this tired mood is expressed
in everything we do.
The surface condition of tiredness we call fatigue; the deeper
aspect of tiredness may be called stress.
Transcendental Meditation provides profound physiological rest and
normalization of the nervous system. Anyone can achieve freedom from
fatigue and deep stress through the practice of Transcendental
Research in the field of physiology has shown that mental activity
has a corresponding physiological activity. The mind is directly connected
with the physical nervous system.
Every state of consciousness has its own corresponding state of
physiology. From this it is clear why, when during Transcendental
Meditation mental activity becomes finer, physical activity also becomes
finer and metabolic rate drops—the physical system receives deep rest.
Thus deep-rooted stresses are naturally dissolved.
Removal of tensions through the Transcendental Meditation Technique
removes the very cause of psychosomatic diseases, which arise from
worries, anxiety, failures, and disappointments in life.
Transcendental Meditation improves both the functioning of the
physical nervous system and its coordination with the mind. Energy and
efficiency in action increase, so that one is able to accomplish more
without becoming unduly tired.
This increased coordination between mind and body is beneficial to
physical and mental health. Transcendental Meditation produces a
revitalizing and rejuvenating influence in the body.
This rejuvenating influence led researchers in the field of ageing to
find that those practising Transcendental Meditation for five years or
longer had a biological age twelve years younger than the population
The influence of collective health has a direct influence
on the health of the individual.
Up to now, there has been no knowledge and programme to maintain the
good health of the community or the nation; there has been no way to
neutralize the stress and strain in society that affects the collective
health of the nation.
The Maharishi Effect, produced by collective practice of
Maharishi’s Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi Programme including
Yogic Flying, is the most effective means for the prevention and cure of
collective ill health. Without this knowledge and these programmes health
care will never be complete.
A society composed entirely of healthy individuals must necessarily
function as a healthy society.
By dissolving stress day by day, Transcendental Meditation is a means
to create stress-free, healthy individuals, and is therefore a powerful
means of prevention on one side, and promotion of better health on the
Maharishi’s Vedic Approach to Health
Holistic, Prevention-Oriented Approach to Good Health
The discovery of the Veda and Vedic Literature in the human physiology
has substantiated the effect of Transcendental Meditation for prevention
and for the enhancement of better health.
Maharishi’s Vedic Approach to Health applies the recent discovery of a
precise one-to-one correspondence between the forty structuring dynamics
of Natural Law expressed in the Veda and Vedic Literature and the forty
structures and functions of the human physiology to enliven integration,
vitality, balance, and to promote perfect health and prevent
Maharishi’s prevention-oriented Vedic Approach to Health is
holistic and most basic; that is why it is free from harmful side effects.
It maintains balance between the body and its own inner intelligence
and between the inner intelligence of the individual, the collective
intelligence of society, and the Cosmic Intelligence of the
Health means WHOLENESS. The perfect approach to health requires
caring for the whole and parts at the same time—balance between
consciousness and its expression, the physiology.
Maharishi’s Vedic Approach to Health utilizes self-pulse reading,
which is the only means for proper diagnosis of the whole and its relation
to the parts. Self-pulse reading and Maharishi’s Transcendental Meditation
Technique create a balancing influence between the whole (consciousness)
and the parts (physiology).
Through the simple procedure of self-pulse reading, one can detect
imbalances developing in the physiology in order to prevent disease
through timely adjustment of diet and behaviour.
Detecting imbalances by self-pulse reading, and adjusting diet and
daily and seasonal routines through Maharishi’s Vedic Approach to Health,
will allow one to correct imbalances before disease
Maharishi’s Vedic Technology
Instant Cure and Perfect Health
Maharishi’s Vedic Technology for Perfect Health is basically
prevention-oriented; and whenever treatment for a specific sickness is
required, this Vedic Health Care System approaches the most fundamental
level of physiology, which is the level of the inner intelligence of the
body—the very basis of all physiological structures and functions in the
Everyone’s physiology is the expression of intelligence. The inner
intelligence of the body, impulses of intelligence—holistic and specific
structures of intelligence, or consciousness, that blossom into different
structures of physiology—have been identified by Professor Tony Nader, MD,
PhD, in the Vedic Literature. All the forty areas of human physiology have
been identified with all the forty areas of intelligence, which are
available as the reverberations of sound in the Vedic Literature: there is
a one-to-one relationship between the structure and function of the Veda
and Vedic Literature and the structure and function of the human
physiology. This knowledge presents the principles underlying Maharishi’s
Vedic Technology for Instant Cure.
Scientific Explanation of the Phenomenon of
Instant Recovery to Normal Functioning of Physiology
It is striking how quickly and effortlessly Maharishi’s Vedic
Technology for Instant Cure is able to transform a state of physiological
disorder into a state of orderly physiological functioning.
The scientific explanation of such a sudden transformation of disorder
into order can be derived from recent findings of the Theories of
Self-Organization and of Chaos Theory. These theories have developed very
rapidly within the last few decades and have led to extremely important
scientific insights regarding the functioning of dynamic self-organizing
systems, including the functioning of our physiology.
One of the most important findings of Chaos Theory and of the Theories
of Self-Organization is the principle that a tender impulse can transform
chaos, or disorder, into order. This has been mathematically well studied
for example for autocatalytic cyclic reaction chains, whose dynamic
patterns easily shift from chaos to order if one slightly varies specific
control parameters. This finding closely relates to the famous ‘Butterfly
Effect’ of Chaos Theory.
Maharishi’s Vedic Technology for Instant Cure utilizes this principle
that a tender impulse can transform disorder into order. Through a tender
impulse it transforms pain into a feeling of pleasantness—it transforms
abnormality into normal physiological functioning. This is the key
technology to restore a state of health.
This shows that Maharishi’s Vedic Technology for Instant Cure utilizes
an extremely sensitive and powerful procedure, and the experts who
practise this method of instantaneously restoring health have undergone a
proper, systematic, and profound training. They are trained to operate
from the most fundamental level of Nature’s functioning—the Unified Field
of all the Laws of Nature—which has been recently discovered by Unified
Quantum Field Theory of Physics.
Through their ability to operate at the fundamental level of the
Unified Field of Natural Law, the experts of Maharishi’s Vedic Technology
for Instant Cure enliven the holistic qualities of the Unified Field of
Natural Law in the human physiology and thereby guarantee that the effects
are always holistic and conducive to the balanced functioning of the whole
In summary, this shows how the most recent knowledge of modern science
gives an understanding of the great effectiveness of Maharishi’s Vedic
the Problems of Health Before They Arise
Whereas the forty aspects of Veda and Vedic Literature have been found
to be the source of every aspect of the human physiology, different
aspects of these forty have been found to have their counterparts in the
structure of the Cosmic Physiology—in the structure of the galactic
universe and the solar system.
The Cosmic Counterparts of the individual physiology have their
direct influence on the individual physiology, mind, and behaviour, and
influence every aspect of health, all the time, around the clock, day
after day, season after season, and year after year.
The cardinal rule of Vedic Health requires that the connectedness
of individual life with Cosmic Life must be properly maintained. Any
degree of non-alignment of individual life with its counterparts in Cosmic
Life is the basic cause of discomfort, disease, and suffering. This
knowledge of the reality of individual intelligence and physiology in the
perspective of Cosmic Intelligence and Cosmic Physiology has been brought
to light from the ancient Vedic Literature by Maharishi.
The basic point of knowledge is that the physiology of the
individual has been discovered to have its counterparts in the physiology
of our solar system. Human physiology has a sun, a moon, planets, and
stars in exactly the same way as the sun, moon, planets, and stars are
existing in the sky.
On the basis of this reality of individual life being essentially
Cosmic in nature, Vedic Knowledge brings to light the procedures and
programmes whereby a healthy relationship can be maintained between all
values of individual life and Cosmic Life.
No one can ever be always completely healthy unless
this missing knowledge is introduced in health education, and unless
programmes are made available to rectify or neutralize the negative
influences that come on the individual from outside, and enhance those
influences that are positive.
Maharishi’s Vedic Approach to Health, using the forty
areas of Maharishi’s Vedic Science and Technology, offers this missing
knowledge in terms of Yagya—the Vedic Technology of Consciousness—which
restores the balanced relationship between the individual and his Cosmic
Counterparts and renders all values of his intellect, mind, senses, body,
and behaviour in accord with the evolutionary power of Natural
Maharishi Sthapatya Veda
Living Life According to Natural Law
Sthapatya Veda is one of the forty areas of the Vedic Literature
that details the laws of structuring, or laws of building, any structure
so that structurally and functionally man’s creation is naturally in
harmony with Nature’s creation—the creation of Natural Law.
This Vedic Science of Structuring, or Vedic Science of Building, which
is Nature’s own system of structuring, or building, can be seen as the
system of harmonizing individual life with Cosmic Life. Every
humanly designed, man-made structure should conform to the Natural Laws of
structuring if that structure is to be in harmony with the structure of
the universe—the expression of Cosmic Intelligence.
The purpose of the Vedic Knowledge of Sthapatya Veda—Vastu
Vidya—is to maintain individual life in harmony with Cosmic Life, and
save the individual from being torn apart by the disharmonious influence
of the surroundings he has created around him—his house, his village, his
The science of Vedic Architecture is not a matter of belief or faith;
it is as concrete as the burning nature of fire, and the cooling nature of
‘People do not generally know that the orientation (north, south,
east, west) of residential and office buildings contributes a great deal
to success and progress in professional life; and to health, happiness,
and fortune on the individual level.
A considerable amount of ill health, misfortune, and suffering
can be eliminated by living and working in properly oriented homes and
|A study conducted at Sumitomo Heavy Industries by
the Japanese National Institute of Industrial Health found
significant improvements in physical and mental health in workers
who practised Transcendental Meditation. Reference: Japanese Journal of Industrial
Health 32(7) (1990):656.
A study of health insurance statistics on over
2,000 people practising Maharishi’s Transcendental Meditation and
TM-Sidhi Programme over a five-year period found that participants
required much less medical treatment in all 16 major disease
categories. Reference: Psychosomatic
Medicine 49(1) (1987): 493–507.
Individuals who were randomly assigned to learn
Maharishi’s Transcendental Meditation reported increased energy
levels over a fourteen-week period, in comparison to controls.
Energy level was defined as the ability to perform many tasks
without feeling fatigued. Reference: Dissertation Abstracts International 38(7) (1978):
Individuals who learnt Maharishi’s Transcendental
Meditation Programme showed significant improvements, over a
three-month period, in comparison to controls in overall physical
health, mental well-being, vitality, and sleep quality. They also
showed reduced health problems and reduced alcohol and cigarette
consumption. Reference: Anxiety, Stress, and
Coping: An International Journal 6 (1993):
People practising Transcendental Meditation for
longer than five years showed a biological age 12 years younger than
their actual age—significantly different from short-term meditators
and non-meditating controls. These results indicate the development
of health and the promotion of longevity through Maharishi’s
Transcendental Meditation Programme. Reference: International Journal of Neuroscience 16 (1982):
Subjects who participate in Maharishi Ayur-Veda
health programmes showed significant improvements on a number of
general health measures as compared to controls. Reference: Journal of Social Behavior and
Personality 5(3) (1990)1–27.
Twenty-four cities in which one per cent of the
population had been instructed in the Transcendental Meditation
Programme displayed significant decreases in crime rate during the
next year and decreased crime rate trend during the subsequent five
years. Reference: Journal of Crime and
Justice 4 (1981): 25–45.
During the period 1979–1986, the number of
participants in Maharishi’s Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi
Programme at Maharishi International University in the U.S.
frequently exceeded the required amount to create the Maharishi
Effect for the U.S. During those months, the U.S. actions towards
the Soviet Union became more positive, as indicated by time series
analysis of an independent data bank. When the number of TM-Sidhi
participants was at its highest level, the Soviet actions towards
the U.S. also improved. Reference: Proceedings
of the American Statistical Association, Social Statistics
Section (August 1990): 297–302.
Decreased Susceptibility to, and Discomfort
from, Physical and General Complaints
Psychotherapie • Psychosomatik Medizinische
Psychologie 32(6) (1982): 188–192; The New Zealand Family
Physician 9 (1982): 62–65; Japanese Journal of Public
Health 37(10) (1990): 729.
- Reduced Hospital Admission Rate for Infectious
The American Journal of
Managed Care 3 (1997): 135–144.
- Increased Brainwave Coherence
Psychosomatic Medicine 44(2) (1982): 133–153,
and 46(3) (1984): 267–276; International Journal of
Neuroscience 14 (1981): 147–151.
- Improved Health of the Cardiovascular
Journal of Human Stress 5(4) (1979): 24–27; Journal of Personality and Social
Psychology 57(6) (1989): 950–964; Hypertension 26(5)
(1995): 820–827, and 28 (1996): 228–237.
- Improved Health of the Nervous System
Psychosomatic Medicine 35 (1973): 341–349; Experimental Neurology 79 (1983): 77–86.
- Improved Health of the Respiratory System
Clinical Research 21 (1973): 278 (Abstract); Respiration 32 (1975): 74–80; Respiratory Therapy: The
Journal of Inhalation Technology 3 (1973): 79–80.
- Improved Health of the Endocrine System
Psychosomatic Medicine 48 (1986): 59–65; Physiology and Behavior 40 (1987): 603–606, and 35 (1985):
- Improved Health of the Immune System—Increased Resistance to
Psychosomatic Medicine 49(1) (1987): 493–507.
- Improved Health of the Musculoskeletal
Journal of Clinical
Psychology 42 (1986): 161–164.
- Improved Health of the Digestive System
Journal of the American Society of Psychosomatic
Dentistry and Medicine 26(1) (1979): 8–12.
- More Healthy Family Life
Journal of Counseling and Development 64 (1985):
212–215; Dissertation Abstracts International 45(10) (1985):
- Increased Physical Health and Longevityin the
Journal of Personality and
Social Psychology 57(6) (1989): 950–964.
- Improving the Health of Society through the Maharishi
Effect: Decreased Urban Crime Rate
Journal of Conflict Resolution 32 (1988):