For Hollywood actor and Golden Globe winner Hugh Jackman, Transcendental Meditation has been a “life-changer.” Before he learnt in 2012, Jackman described how his mind had previously been on a constant lookout for something to do, and this had led to bizarre habits. For example, while driving, he would raise his left foot every time a telegraph pole went past the window: “There was no fear of something bad happening, just the need to ceaselessly occupy the mind,” he said.

“In meditation, I can let go of everything … Nothing has ever opened my eyes like Transcendental Meditation has. It makes me calm and happy, and, well, it gives me some peace and quiet in what’s a pretty chaotic life!” he says.

“Anyone can do it. You can be an atheist who meditates, a Christian who meditates, a Muslim who meditates. It’s like saying. Is walking a religious thing?  No. It’s available to anyone, and the quality of your life is changed forever.”