In 2014, Caitlin Carlson of Women’s Health magazine wrote, “Far from the hippy dippy stigma it used to carry, meditation is starting to be viewed as hip—and healthy.” The field of meditation has come even further since then, but what has remained the same are the time-tested, scientifically-backed benefits of the TM technique.
You’re thinking about learning Transcendental Meditation, but the question still lingers: does Transcendental Meditation really work? Well, it’s been a whole day since I learned TM, and I’ll tell you everything that has happened so far.
“For many of my friends, spending a year at home led to the discovery of delightful new pastimes: baking, knitting, reading — one of my friends even wrote a book.
Meanwhile, I had only discovered new ways to stress myself out. As the months wore on, I picked up a number of bad habits without even realizing it: constantly reading (and refreshing) the news, doom scrolling, reflexively checking social media, and letting my mind race about the implications of the pandemic and why I hadn’t found any hip new hobbies…