Transcendental Meditation is a simple, natural, effortless mental technique for self development that is practiced for 15-20 minutes twice daily while sitting comfortably with the eyes closed. Its benefits include increased happiness and intelligence, greater creativity, decreased stress, better health, improved relationships, and a deeper sense of inner peace and well-being. The Transcendental Meditation technique allows the mind to settle inward, beyond thought, to experience the source of thought, pure awareness, also known as Transcendental Consciousness. This is the most silent and peaceful, yet fully awake level of consciousness. EEG readings taken during the practice of Transcendental Meditation show that the mind and body are experiencing a state of remarkably deep rest along with heightened alertness and wakefulness. In this state of restful alertness, the brain functions with significantly greater coherence and the body gains profound rest. The state of restful alertness produced during the practice of Transcendental Meditation dissolves stress and fatigue, promoting balanced functioning of mind and body, and more harmonious behaviour.