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Why Does Lena Dunham Make Time For Transcendental Meditation During Her 12+ Hour Days On Set?

Lena Dunham, star and super-power behind the HBO series Girls, shares how she came to learn Transcendental Meditation as a 9-year-old, and how it has helped her since then, both on and off set. At 0:52 Lena talks about anxiety, at 2:34 it’s ideas and her creative process, and at 10:25 she touches on the very real problem of stress and exhaustion in the workplace and her desire to bring the TM technique to her sets.

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The Video: Interviewing Lena is Bob Roth, Executive Director of the David Lynch Foundation, a nonprofit that provides scholarships to teach the TM technique to at-risk populations. The interview takes place on Bob’s SiriusXM radio show, Success Without Stress. Listen to the full interview (45 minutes) here.

The Technique: Transcendental Meditation is a simple, natural, effortless technique practiced 20 minutes twice each day while sitting comfortably with the eyes closed. It is easy to learn and enjoyable to practice, and is not a religion, philosophy, or lifestyle. Over six million people have learned it — people of all ages, cultures, and religions — and over 350 published research studies have found that the TM technique markedly reduces stress, anxiety, and fatigue, and promotes balanced functioning of mind and body.