Good Morning America: Transcendental Meditation
George Stephanopoulos sat down with Jerry Seinfeld and Bob Roth, Executive Director of the David Lynch Foundation, to talk about transcendental meditation. Seinfeld said he has been doing transcendental meditation for exactly 40 years and Stephanopoulos said he has been doing it for around two years. Both men said it is amazing how well it works.
Seinfeld said it is very difficult to explain how it works, but used the metaphor of a charger for the body. He said it is like charging your whole body. He also made sure to point out that it is not part of a religion of any kind. It is simply a technique that is going to take the stress out of your life.
GMA: How Does Transcendental Meditation Work?
Roth explained there are very active, noisy levels in the mind but everyone has silent levels as well. By settling down the active mind with transcendental meditation the body can calm itself and the brain can take some time to recharge.
Even the American Heart Association has done a study that showed this type of meditation is highly effective in reducing blood pressure, lowering the risk of stroke and lowering mortality rates by 50 percent for people who have doing it for five or more years.
Good Morning America: Transcendental Meditation Can Help Everyone
According to Roth, transcendental meditation can help everyone from school children to stressed out adults to Iraq war veterans who have been coming home with post traumatic stress disorder. The government has even given the David Lynch Foundation $2 million to do further research on the meditation. Roth claimed it has been shown to help where normal medicine has not been able to do anything.
Forbes called stress “the black plague of the 21st century” and transcendental meditation has been shown to lower stress significantly. The military is even looking into funding research for the meditation, and one president of a military college in Vermont said he wants it to be a part of basic training.
Does anyone practice transcendental meditation? Does it work for you? Let us know.