200% of life: inner fulfillment & outer achievement
Inner fullness is the basis of outer achievement. During the TM technique, the mind experiences a field of peace and happiness – its own deepest nature. This carries over into daily life, bringing inner confidence, stability, and joyfulness along with the ability to be more spontaneous, tolerant, and intimate with others. Meditating after work helps you recover from the stress of the day so that you can truly enjoy your personal life each evening. Working mothers report that the increased creativity and efficiency from daily TM practice help them find the extra energy and capacity to meet the needs of a family.
Ascending the corporate ladder or building your own business requires stability, adaptability, mental clarity, and physical and emotional stamina. Add the demands of family and the pressure can seem unbearable – a key reason so many women leave their careers. The key is not to manage stress but to eliminate it while increasing energy, focus and comprehension—all on a daily basis. These benefits begin immediately after TM instruction and continue to grow with daily practice.
On-ramping after personal leave
Women reentering the workplace after maternity leave or a sabbatical can feel like second-class employees. In a study conducted for Pepperdine University, nearly half of Fortune 1000 senior executives reported that women returning to work need two to four years to recoup the losses in salary and position. And 13% think it unlikely that women who off-ramp will ever fully catch up. Transcendental Meditation practice eases the transition back to work by replacing self-doubt with self-confidence, and by enhancing the focus, creativity, conceptual thinking, and faster recovery from stress that are needed to merge at full speed.
Great health despite the daily pressure
Medical experts and researchers agree that stress is damaging to both health and career. Extensive published research, funded by $24 million in grants from the National Institutes of Health, has shown that the Transcendental Meditation technique reduces stress and stress-related disorders, including hypertension, atherosclerosis, metabolic syndrome, and insomnia. Research has even found a marked reduction in tumors. But health is more than the absence of disease. TM practice also increases energy, stamina, immunity, and well-being, and helps normalize weight.
Reversal of aging
To cope with the onslaught of daily stresses, women all too often turn to insomnia medication, caffeine, unhealthy diets, alcohol, and cosmetic surgery. This lifestyle takes a toll on the mind and body, accelerating the aging process. Published research shows that just one year of regular practice of the TM technique can be the antidote to stress and its detrimental effects. Even short term practitioners of this meditation have, on average, a biological age five years younger than their chronological age. Five years of TM practice results in a biological age 12.5 years younger than the practitioner’s chronological age.