Saturday, August 15, 2015

Transcendental Meditation is Trending and Booming in the Corporate World

People who are meditating, are to be found literally everywhere. Now, in the world of corporation, meditation is booming and some companies offer their employees to meditate during worktime, in some cases even providing them with meditation rooms.

"More and more companies are offering meditation rooms and allowing employees to meditate on company time, because if you're dragging at 4 p.m. and you have to keep going until 6 or 7 p.m. and you're just exhausted, you don't want to just grab a tenth cup of coffee," said Bob Roth [Executive Director of the The David Lynch Foundation and TM teacher], a renowned meditation teacher based in New York City.


Such meditation programs [the Transcendental Meditation course] are proven to have boosted the bottom line of businesses and the productivity and job performance of employees, in addition to reducing healthcare costs across the board. But a unique benefit of holistic health options like transcendental meditation is the sense of well-being and connection each practitioner finds within themselves.

"The benefit that people notice right off the bat is that they start sleeping better almost immediately. They also wake up feeling fresher in the morning," said Roth. "They also have a sustained energy that isn't nervous or agitated but very settled, powerful and creative energy."

Featured image: Leonardo DiCaprio in "The Wolf of Wall Street" (2013), taken from Bloomberg's meditation article. Illustration by Jamie Chung, and the portrait of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, the founder of the Transcendental Meditation movement, by Philippe Halsman / Magnum Photos.

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