In his article “Transcendental Meditation Is Tailor Made for On-the-Go Millennials,” Ethan Jacobs looks into the rising popularity of the technique among the millennials — defined as people between the ages of 18 and 35 — and points to two important factors behind this trend.
First, the millenials are subject to higher levels of stress than any other age group. Secondly, they value flexibility and dynamism in everything — including in possible methods of stress relief. “You may have to get creative in carving out time [to do TM twice a day], but millennials are adaptable and on-the-go people,” Jacobs writes. “Once you’ve been practicing for long enough, you can practice just about anywhere you can sit down.”