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Busting the Biggest Myths about Transcendental Meditation and Why Anyone Can Do It

The Dr. Oz Show    Translate This Article
26 April 2018

On April 19, ''The Dr. Oz Show'' featured Transcendental Meditation (TM) expert Bob Roth.

Roth is CEO of the David Lynch Foundation and author of the new bestselling book, Strength in Stillness: The Power of Transcendental Meditation.

Following is a brief recap of the show, with links to the three video segments featuring Dr. Mehmet Oz discussing with Bob Roth different types of meditation, what Transcendental Meditation is, and scientific research on its benefits—and, in Dr Oz's words, to 'bust some of the biggest myths' about the practice:

Busting the Biggest Meditation Myths

Busting the Biggest Meditation Myths

What do celebrities like Oprah Winfrey and Jerry Seinfeld have in common? They all meditate! Meditation expert and author Bob Roth joins Dr. Oz to discuss the benefits of meditation and explain why he turned to meditation himself.

Skeptical about meditation and its benefits? In the Part 1 of the show, Dr. Oz and Bob Roth begin ''busting some of the biggest myths'' about Transcendental Meditation.

The Different Types of Meditation

The Different Types of Meditation

Bob Roth explains who can benefit from meditation and some of Dr. Oz's guests reveal how meditation has helped them.

In this second segment of the show, Dr. Oz and Bob Roth continue addressing common meditation myths:

''I don't have time to meditate.''
''Meditation is only for a certain kind of person.''
''I've tried meditating and it doesn't work for me.''
''You must meditate while sitting 'cross-legged.''

They also discuss different types of meditation, including the practice Roth taught Dr. Oz: Transcendental Meditation.

Oz Talk: The Impact of Transcendental Meditation

Oz Talk: The Impact of Transcendental Meditation

Celebrities like David Lynch and Oprah have praised the powers of Transcendental Meditation, but what is it exactly? In the third video segment from The Dr. Oz Show, Bob Roth explains what TM is, how it differs from guided meditation, and its potential benefits.

See related articles:
David Lynch Foundation CEO to present at ''Unite to Cure'' - global health conference at the Vatican, April 28
Watch replay of Bob Roth on The Ellen Show: Ellen DeGeneres welcomes Transcendental Meditation expert

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