Meditation may not get you enlightened (whatever that is) but it is definitely the ultimate stress reducer.

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Tech Companies Offer Meditation Classes for Employees
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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/science-news/10114132/Transcendental-Meditation-may-boost-student-grades.html

Transcendental Meditation used by hippies now for diggers and veterans
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ONCE the preserve of Indian gurus, hippies and rock stars, Transcendental Meditation (TM) is now being used to cure soldiers suffering from Post

Save the NHS a fortune! Have to say from my experience of teaching TM over the years this is one of the most commonly reported benefits.

New American Heart Association Report Informs Doctors that Transcendental Meditation® Lowers Blood Pressure
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/PRNewswire-iReach/ — A report from the American Heart Association (AHA) published on April 22 concluded that the (TM) technique lowers blood pressure and recommends that TM may be considered in clinical practice for the prevention and treatment of hypertension.

What can you say : http://qz.com/76717/rupert-murdoch-transcendental-meditation/

Through the ’60s, the Beach Boys had a friendly rivalry — more like a mutual admiration society — with their fellow chart-toppers, the Beatles. (For instance, the Beach Boys’ landmark “Pet Sounds” was Brian Wilson’s response to the Beatles’ “Rubber Soul.”) Love and the Beatles crossed paths when they made a pilgrimage to India in 1968 to study under Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.

“The Beatles were invited by the Maharishi separately,” Love recalled. “Mia Farrow was there. Donovan and the Beatles went from England. I flew from L.A. to Hawaii to Japan to Thailand and finally to Delhi in February of 1968.

“It was one of the most fascinating experiences I’ve ever had. There were long hours of meditation and imparting of knowledge about ancient technologies that go back to — nobody knows how long. We (Love and the Beatles) were both new to meditation. But I think we missed out on the purpose of the event.”
Because, Love believes, the Maharishi’s intention was to convert the musicians into teachers of transcendental meditation.

“But the Beatles brought guitars, and there was a lot of music going on,” Love said. “So we really weren’t getting what it was about, which was to teach T.M. Subsequently, I became a teacher of T.M. “It was probably the most remarkable time of my life. In fact, to this day, I meditate every day. It’s a great way to counteract the stress of life, rather than resorting to drugs or alcohol.”

Interesting article given that one of the major benefits of meditation that many (but not all) people find is improved sleep.

Poor sleep linked to heart failure, Norwegian study says:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-21667943
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“One of the signs of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one’s work is terribly important.”
Bertrand Russell ~ British philosopher

Just came across this & thought how very appropriate, meditation definitely gives one those regular moments of peace & clarity which help keep things in perspective.