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This is your brain on college: A university where everyone meditates
by Craig Pearson, PhD

Transcendental Meditation Magazine    Translate This Article
4 August 2013

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Craig Pearson, Ph.D., Executive Vice President of Maharishi University of Management, writes that college is supposed to be about learning. Ironically, college life is commonly characterized by stress, loss of sleep, alcohol, and poor diet—which directly undermine learning, health, and personal growth. Now there is a university that promotes integrated brain functioning as the foundation of optimal learning and personal growth.

Scientific research has found that college students who practice Transcendental Meditation show increased brain integration1 and better physical and mental health.2

As these studies and many more indicate, if you are a college student, learning and practicing the Transcendental Meditation technique is one of the best investments you can make. It can help you avoid the damaging effects of college and get more out of your college education.

You may also be interested in knowing that there is one university that has taken brain integration seriously—a university where, in fact, every aspect of student experience has been tailored to support students' rapid personal growth, good health, and deep learning.

Maharishi University of Management (MUM) is the world pioneer of Consciousness-BasedSM education. At its foundation is the Transcendental Meditation program. All students, faculty, and staff practice this simple, natural, effortless technique of meditation to promote development from within—growth of intelligence, creativity, better health, and more.

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1. Fred Travis, David A.F. Haaga, John Hagelin, Melissa Tanner, Sanford Nidich, Carolyn Gaylord-King, Sarina Grosswald, Maxwell Rainforth, and Robert H. Schneider, 'Effects of Transcendental Meditation Practice on Brain Functioning and Stress Reactivity in College Students,' International Journal of Psychophysiology 71 (2009): 170-176.

2. Sanford I. Nidich, Maxwell V. Rainforth, David A.F. Haaga, John Hagelin, John W. Salerno, Fred Travis, Melissa Tanner, Carolyn Gaylord-King, Sarina Grosswald, and Robert H. Schneider, 'A Randomized Controlled Trial on Effects of the Transcendental Meditation Program on Blood Pressure, Psychological Distress, and Coping in Young Adults,' American Journal of Hypertension 22, no. 12 (2009): 1326-1331.

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