Another in our “All kinds of people meditate series.” Worth a listen.
Ray Dalio, CEO of Bridgewater Associates, the world’s largest hedge fund, is a long time practitioner of Transcendental Meditation.

“Meditation more than anything in my life was the biggest ingredient of whatever success I’ve had”, Ray Dalio, Founder and Chief Investment Officer of Bridgewater…
http://vimeo.com/50999847

 

Liv Tyler on the benefits of
Transcendental Meditation

“I grew up around a lot of people – friends, family – who were meditating. Meditation is an incredible way of centering myself, of calming myself, and really getting perspective on where I am. The best thing about Transcendental Meditation is that it’s such a personal thing. (…) I felt like reaching out and searching for ways to soothe myself and to help myself.

After I did the first week of Transcendental Meditation where I did it twice a day, from that moment on I’ve never been that frazzled or that tired ever again. It was like it sort of restored my body on such a deep level. There was like a week’s worth of sleep. From that moment forward it was like I knew day and way. My whole nervous system reacted differently. I feel much less panicked and anxious and more calm about things. But I also feel deeply centered and rested.”

http://www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/sto/style/living/Wellbeing/article1333264.ece?CMP=OTH-gnws-standard-2013_11_02

Meditation generation | The Sunday Times
http://www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/…
The model and actress Daisy Lowe started practising transcendental meditation earlier this year. “I do it morning and evening, for 20 minutes, wherever I am. On the bed or the sofa; in the garden with my little maltese, Monty; in cars, on trains or planes; and once in my friend Joseph Reuben’s dress…

Excellent programme on relationship between sleep, darkness, circadian rhythms – indirectly helps explain beneficial effects of meditation :

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03g94qw

Monday 04 November 2013
We might want to drown it out in light, but, as Aleks Krotoski discovers, darkness can be good for us.

“David Lynch’s article provides an excellent overview of practising Transcendental Meditation ( TM ). NS readers who followed this up by viewing Mr. Lynch’s website at davidlynchfoundation.org.uk will have noticed links to the website maharishifoundation.org.uk which suggests that the only means of learning TM in the UK is through the Maharishi Foundation.
Anyone considering learning TM should do as I did and look at Transcendental Meditation Independent UK on the following websites :
www.tm-meditation.co.uk
There is an alternative avenue open to would be TMers : look at the websites and make your own mind up – I did, like many others, and we didn’t regret it.”
Tony ~ Wakefield, Yorkshire

http://www.timesdispatch.com/entertainment-life/health/neuroscience-pushes-meditation-into-the-mainstream/article_a75c4062-938a-573b-9498-a7a8ccfc1690.html

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2447216/Meditation-changed-life-says-MARIANNE-POWER.html

Sitting with my eyes closed for 40 minutes a day has changed my life
www.dailymail.co.uk
Every day, Justine Poole (right) arrives at work 20 minutes early. Once there, she doesn’t get ahead with emails or enjoy a coffee – in fact, she doesn’t leave her car.

A couple of interesting articles on research into sleep, fascinating as they indirectly explain why Transcendental Meditation is so beneficial.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-24444634

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-24162508