In a recent Marie Claire magazine article, pop star Katy Perry spoke about her daily practice of transcendental meditation, explaining she likes to meditate in bed first thing in the morning for 20 minutes.
”I start the day with transcendental meditation,” she said. “It puts me in the best mood. I wake up and just prop myself up in bed for 20 minutes. It’s the only time my mind gets absolute rest. When I’m asleep, my subconscious mind is switched on and, when I’m awake, I’m alert.”
She also spoke about the importance of taking vitamins and probiotics for an afternoon boost of energy, and to help with digestion.
”Like everyone I have a four o’clock slump. I take vitamins after lunch and they give me an energy boost. I have iron, vitamins B, C and D and probiotics, which help with my digestion.”
Don’t you love celebrities who use their fame for good?
Actor and comedian Russell Brand is selling a limited number of VIP ticket packages for his 2013 comedy tour to benefit the David Lynch Foundation, a nonprofit charity that teaches transcendental meditation to at-risk communities, including inner-city students, homeless adults and teens, abused women and veterans with post-traumatic stress, BroadwayWorld.com reported.
“I have become a better person through Transcendental Meditation, and I want to help bring this gift to others,” said Brand, who has been meditating for four years.
Currently all U.S. dates are sold out and only European packages are available. Each includes one premium reserved ticket located close to the stage; an exclusive meet and greet with Russell Brand; a personal autograph and photograph with Russell Brand; a DVD copy of David Lynch’s documentary, “Meditation, Creativity, Peace;” and copy of David Lynch’s book “Catching the Big Fish: Meditation, Consciousness and Creativity.”
“Russell Brand is a great comedian and a great human being. I am very grateful that he is supporting the Foundation’s work to bring Transcendental Meditation to one million at-risk youth around the world,” said David Lynch, filmmaker, founder and chair of the David Lynch Foundation.
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On December 13, 2012, the David Lynch Foundation held a fundraiser at Lincoln Center to raise money for its transcendental mediation program – teaching the practice to children and teachers in schools, as well as war veterans suffering from PTSD – and celebrity supporters showed up, including Dr. Oz, his wife Lisa, and Liv Tyler.
Tyler told YourTango meditation has had an amazing influence on her life. “Meditation and being close to yourself helps everything in your life,” Tyler said in the report. “It helps myself make better decisions and be a better mother, and just deal with the daily stress of the modern world that we live in. It helps with everything.”
She also told the New York Daily News that she suffers from ADD, and transcendental mediation helps her with that as well.
Did you know comedian Jerry Seinfeld is a devotee to transcendental meditation (TM)? He has actually been practicing for 40 years, and was recently on Good Morning America to talk about it and his support for the David Lynch Foundation, which teaches children in schools and war veterans the technique as part of its program.
“It makes a difference, but it’s very hard to explain. You know how I was describing it to somebody? I was saying, how your phone has a charger. It’s like if you had a charger for your whole body and mind. That’s what TM is,” Seinfeld explained in the broadcast.
Joining him on the show as Bob Roth, executive director of the David Lynch Foundation. Roth explained the technique is not about a religion or a belief system, but simply a technique to quiet the mind.
“The whole idea is we have active, noisy levels of the mind – that we’ve got to go here, go do this, do that. But every human being has deep within, a settled, calm, silent level of your mind. And this transcendental meditation has that active mind slow down,” he noted.
To see the more than 3-minute segment, watch the video below:
Katy Perry, who has spoken publicly about her love of transcendental mediation in the past, recently showed her support for the David Lynch Foundation, asking for donations to celebrate her birthday.
“I’ve been meditating for two years now, and it’s the best thing I have ever done to help bring more creativity, positive energy and peace to my life,” she said in a special e-mail message from the foundation. “When I’m tired, stressed, anxious or depressed, I meditate, and it clears my mind, and makes me feel relaxed and happier.”
The David Lynch Foundation teaches the practice of transcendental mediation to children at school, post-war veterans suffering from PTSD, as well as those in homeless shelters and prisons. For more information on the foundation, visit www.davidlynchfoundation.org.
Dr. Mehmet Oz is offering Transcendental Meditation (TM) technique to his entire NY-based production team, and is already seeing changes, according to The David Lynch Foundation.
“I have been practicing Transcendental Meditation (or “TM”) for nearly three years. About six months ago, I decided to offer the technique to everyone on my team at The Dr. Oz Show,” Oz said in a recent video statement. “I had seen the extensive research documenting its benefits—and have also seen so many people who I admire and respect incorporate Transcendental Meditation into their own lives and share it with the people that they care for.”
After the first 20 people on his staff learned to meditate, he said he began getting amazing feedback via email. “The first thing I noticed was a change in the tone and the texture of the dialogue—away from dwelling on problems towards a much more thoughtful, insightful, clever way of solving problems. Instead of highlighting the issues that were separating us, my team was deriving bliss and joy from finding solutions,” he said.
He also explained the scientific research behind the meditation method, which shows the technique can reduce blood pressure and cholesterol, and that “is the tip of the iceberg,” he said.
“You know as well as I do: Any business is what it is because of the people who work there. Why not take people who are working at 80 percent, 60 percent, 30 percent of their potential and take them all to 99 percent of their potential. I think that’s what true success feels like,” said Dr. Oz, explaining that is what TM can do for a company.
“It’s a powerful tool to turbo-charge the people in your organization and, I believe quite strongly, you would be very wise to give it a try.”