Transcendental meditation is practiced in a seated position and involves deep breathing and chanting mantras. The mantra is generally specific to the practitioner and may involve life or spiritual goals. For example, a person may chant a mantra such as "I will lose weight" or "I am aware and enlightened." Those who prefer to practice a more traditional form of transcendental meditation may choose to work with a teacher who will choose a mantra for them. These mantras are generally based on more complex factors and are less goal-oriented.
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