“Something didn’t sit right in life, so I undertook a Transcendental Meditation course. Within four weeks of my first Transcendental Meditation course, I found clarity. I quit my job and dumped my boyfriend simultaneously, trusting that there was a different and better path for me where I could define success on my own terms.”

Tyler also practices transcendental meditation in order to help her cope with the stress of her career and motherhood. She spoke about this coping technique in 2013, saying that “it helps me make better decisions and be a better mother, and just deal with the daily stress of the modern world that we live in.”

Transcendental meditation: does it work?

First he tried sleep apps, then a flotation tank, then mindfulness – but nothing would stop the chatter in Stuart Heritage’s increasingly exhausted mind. Would transcendental meditation, currently enjoying a revival, do the trick?

As he suggests, take away all the “new age” baloney and you have something really special – a profoundly simple relaxation technique, relevant to many of the problems of modern living.

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Sam Allardyce has revealed how ‘transcendental meditation’ techniques cured him of his touchline rage and turned him into a functioning manager at the highest level.

The Everton boss is preparing for his 1,000th game as a manager in English football on Saturday afternoon as the Toffees host West Bromwich Albion in the Premier League.

After beginning his coaching career as player-manager at Irish side Limerick in 1991, Allardyce has managed Blackpool, Notts County, Bolton Wanderers, Newcastle United, Blackburn Rovers, West Ham, Sunderland, England and Crystal Palace.

Despite admitting that he is ‘addicted’ to management, 63-year-old Allardyce insisted the Goodison Park job will be the last stop-off in his career.

But he wouldn’t have lasted this long if not for the stress-busting technique conjured up by his sports science team at Bolton during his eight highly successful years there.

‘We talked about my hot-headedness and angry outbursts and we came up with meditation to help me stay calm and not get so worked up,’ Allardyce told The Times.

‘I became calmer, able to make better decisions, tactical changes.’

Asked precisely what ‘transcendental meditation’ involves, Allardyce replied: ‘You just make the time, switch your mind off for a period and relax and focus on your mantra.

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Many sleepless Americans trying meditation and yoga
(Reuters Health) – Roughly half of U.S. adults suffer from sleep problems, and research suggests that many of them are practicing mind-body exercises like yoga and meditation that might help make it easier to get a good nights’ rest.

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