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How does Transcendental Meditation fit with military life?
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26 September 2011
The Transcendental Meditation technique is a simple, easy-to-implement, integrated approach to developing soldier well-being. Along with its extensive research, the procedural and teaching aspects of the TM technique are also a great fit for military life:
1. Standardized instruction:
Systematic instruction ensures consistent results regardless of instructor or location
2. Simple to learn:
Easily learned by anyone—making it accessible to both military practitioners and civilians
3. Reduces stress:
As shown by decreased heart and respiration rate and faster recovery from stress
Can be practiced anywhere at any time, without specialized equipment or the need for personnel
Low instruction fee and shown to reduce medical expenditures by 14 percent annually
''If we think back through history to the great examples of a finely tuned warrior, it would have to include the Japanese samurai. The training of a samurai warrior was centered on 'union.' An expert samurai represented the total integration, the total union, of mind and body: quick, clear, thinking combined with precision and strength of the body, working as one.''
—Jerry Yellin, Co-Chair of Operation Warrior Wellness
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