When a soldier enters the stress of combat, his or her brain can go into panic mode, which can lead to mistakes, injuries and/or death. For this reason, considerable effort is being made to create “resilient warriors”—soldiers who are able to naturally maintain peak mind-body performance under pressure. Research shows the TM technique develops “integrated brain functioning,” allowing a person to utilize more of his or her full mental, emotional, and physical faculties—even in the heat of the moment.
Increased Use of Hidden Brain Reserves
through the Transcendental Meditation program
During TM practice, the brain works together as an integrated whole. Importantly, this holistic functioning of the brain continues after the meditation period into daily activity. Over time, an individual is increasingly able to draw on the full potential of brain power in activity: analysis, visual-motor coordination, planning, action, big picture, fine details, and emotion, all together, such that maximum brain power is brought to the task.
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