Boosting employee health and the bottom line are two of the main reasons the Transcendental Meditation® (TM) technique is so popular in corporate America today.
In her article for The Huffington Post, Alena Hall writes, “Thanks to the continued research touting its advantages, meditation has hit the mainstream. More and more people are willing to give it a try, often despite a measure of initial skepticism. Nowhere is that more true than in the workplace, where everyone from C-suite executives to entry-level assistants can share in the multitude of benefits.”
As Bob Roth, a renowned Transcendental Meditation teacher based in New York City and Executive Director of the David Lynch Foundation says, “More and more companies are offering meditation rooms and allowing employees to meditate on company time, because if you’re dragging at 4:00 p.m., and you have to keep going until 6:00 or 7:00 p.m., and you’re just exhausted, you don’t want to just grab a tenth cup of coffee.”
Roth explains that “to slip away for 20 minutes of [meditation] and come back feeling like your brain just woke up is far more valuable.”
Partnering with the Center for Leadership Performance, Roth and Joanna Pitt are bringing TM to companies nationwide. Its benefits include boosts in productivity and performance, reduced healthcare costs, and a greater sense of well-being and connection. Additionally, practitioners experience increased and sustained energy, clarity, and creativity.
“More and more companies are offering meditation rooms and allowing employees to meditate on company time.” —Bob Roth, Director of the David Lynch Foundation
Bringing Benefits to All Areas
The Center for Leadership Performance is providing this evidence-based stress-buster to boardrooms, hedge funds, hospitals, schools, and professional sports teams.
“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 a very settled, powerful, and creative energy.”
Roth compares TM to other types of meditation and points out that the benefits described are typical of TM practice, as reflected in hundreds of research studies to date. He adds, “When practiced 20 minutes twice a day—once in the morning and once in the late afternoon or early evening—TM is able to give the body a state of rest and relaxation, eliminating the buildup of stress and tension and fatigue that many working professionals experience on a daily basis.”