Ever since learning Transcendental Meditation (TM) in 2011, Katy Perry has made it her go-to tool for rest and relaxation.
A Conversation With Katy Perry
''I start the day with Transcendental Meditation. It puts me in the best mood. I wake up and just prop myself up in bed for 20 minutes. It's the only time my mind gets absolute rest,'' the famous singer has described her sanity-saving morning routine.
Katy Perry's commitment to the easy to learn and practice meditation technique is based on the tangible benefits it brings:
''It's changed my life, it's changed how I think about things. I meditate before I write a song, before I perform. I feel my brain open up and I feel my most sharp.''
During her birthday in 2012, she asked her fans not to bring any presents, but instead to make a donation to the David Lynch Foundation (DLF) to teach TM to those most in need, such as inner-city kids, survivors of domestic violence or the homeless.
She's also supported the DLF by performing at their benefit concert and auctioning off meet-and-greet opportunities on Charitybuzz.
Most recently, Katy Perry raised awareness of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in veterans and how Transcendental Meditation can help returning soldiers heal from it during Witness World Wide, her 96-hour live-stream.
In October 2014, Perry offered all road crew members on her ''Prismatic Tour'' the chance to learn the technique.
''It's my favorite gift to give. It's one of those gifts that never goes away,'' she explained at the DLF benefit.