Like “an apple a day“, the practice of Transcendental Meditation keeps the doctor away. Here are some paths to better health described by TM fans from different walks of life.
“Transcendental Meditation changed my entire lifestyle in a year. And one big change was four months ago when I realized I had to quit smoking.“ – Raquel Zimmermann, model
“I was very lucky. My neck hurt and I went to my doctor, who was kind of hip, and he said it was stress-caused and that I needed to learn how to meditate. So I learned how to do Transcendental Meditation.“ – Rick Rubin, music producer
“One thing that has changed my life is Transcendental Meditation. I’m a pretty poor sleeper and I went to my doctor 12 years ago for some help and instead of sending me to a sleep psychologist, he told me to try meditation. I’m now ’addicted’ to it!“ – Michael Wainwright, managing director of luxury jewelers Boodles
“And you can’t imagine what has happened in the company. People who used to have migraines don’t. Some people are sleeping better. People have better relationships. People interact with other people better. It’s been fantastic.” – Oprah Winfrey, media proprietor and talk show host
“I originally started it to help me with anxiety & insomnia. It’s already made my life way better & even with my stage fright. I used to think there was no cure for…Last night was the first night I’ve slept 8 hours naturally in my entire life. I felt the best I have in ages. It’s better than any medication or all of the other nonsense I’ve tried.” – Sky Ferreira, singer
“It gives you a sort of high without having to resort to alcohol and drugs. That’s been an enormous benefit to my life.” – Mike Love, singer-songwriter.
“I have struggled with anxiety and depression in different manifestations for most of my life. I’ve been on and off medication from the time I was about 12 years old. My Transcendental Meditation practice has a significant effect on me and my emotional wellbeing. When I skip practice, my world crumbles internally. My brain feels foggy, I’m irritable, and I physically feel stress energy bubbling around my body. So I have to meditate. I’ve been practicing TM for three years now and it has changed my world significantly.” – Wes Carr, singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist
“I felt healthier and more comfortable in my body. The entire world looked better.“ – David Lynch, film director, producer, and artist
“I recommend Transcendental Meditation to practically every single patient who comes to the clinic. Many of them learn to meditate, and it has a remarkable effect on their health. It works through stress relief – and most diseases are or other, related to stress.
For example, cardiovascular diseases – most of these are clearly linked to stress. High cholesterol, high blood pressure, irregular heartbeat, pain around the heart, atherosclerosis, clogging of the arteries… all these various cardiovascular diseases are most often induced by stress. The same is true for asthma, migraines, multiple sclerosis… Transcendental Meditation has a positive effect on these disorders.” – Charlotte Bech, doctor