“Stress levels among women have been rising steadily for the past five years, outpacing men’s, says the American Psychological Association’s 2010 survey. Fifty percent of the women surveyed say they lose sleep at night because of stress and report that fatigue interferes with their willpower to exercise, choose better eating habits or make other healthy lifestyle changes. Other surveys have found that nearly twice as many women as men are affected by depression and anxiety. Women these days do not have to be convinced that they need more rest and rejuvenation. But many do need assurance that it’s okay to take the time.
Activating Your “Inner GPS”
Many of our decisions are based on feeling or intuition. Yet stress and fatigue can cloud our mind and block our ability to access our finer feelings and make right decisions. The Transcendental Meditation technique can allow us to awaken more subtle, powerful levels of the mind—the place deep inside us where truth dwells. Even new meditators report that their insight improves and they begin to see more of the bigger picture. It’s as if we’re activating a trusty, built-in navigation system.
After just a few class sessions, students can meditate easily on their own at home, during a break at work—anywhere. Although many women have jam-packed schedules, twice-daily TM practice has become an essential part of their routine.”