Wall Street Is Taking To Transcendental Meditation Like Never Before, But Why?

The quick answer, according to a recent report in Yahoo Finance News is: Less stress, more success. “Stress is a huge problem… It costs American business over $300 billion a year and there was a recent study that came out saying 83% of American workers feel high levels of stress on the job…who wants to live the rest of their life on Xanax or Prozac?”

The Video: Nicole Goodkind of the The Daily Ticker interviews Bob Roth, Executive Director of The David Lynch Foundation. You can read the full article on The Daily Ticker 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.

“Wall Streeters are evidence-based people,” says Roth, “and are surprisingly open to new off-the-beaten-trail ideas. With the use of Transcendental Meditation, evidence shows that [bankers] think more clearly, that they make better decisions, plan better and solve more problems and if you do that the chances of making money are far greater… you have a leg up and a competitive edge.”