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Transcendental Meditation brings deep rest, inner peace, improves mental health

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19 July 2013

An interview with Dr Nick Argyle, psychiatrist and author of the recently published book, From Anxiety to Peace, brings out benefits he has found from practising Transcendental Meditation, as well as good results he has seen in psychiatric patients who learn the technique. Dr Argyle is based in New Zealand, and is currently working with refugees in Australia and the Pacific.

What got you interested in Transcendental Meditation?
Dr Nick Argyle: I learned as a teenager as I was interested in the expansion of consciousness and getting the most out of my brain. I felt there was more to education than was taught in schools.

What benefits did you gain?
Establishing a level of inner calm has helped me enjoy working as a psychiatrist in stressful circumstances. Having extra rest has enabled me to enjoy an active life working, having a family, travelling round the world, teaching Transcendental Meditation and still staying fresh.

I live in a Maharishi Vastu* house we built in Auckland. Maharishi Ayur-Veda takes care if your most immediate environment, your body, while Sthapatya Veda takes care of the next layer, your home. Having these in balance certainly makes for a more blissful life.

What motivated you to train as a teacher of Transcendental Meditation?
I trained in 1980. Teaching Transcendental Meditation is a good supplement to traditional psychiatry. I also needed to keep up with my wife who had trained a couple of years earlier!

What results have you seen in patients who have learned to meditate?
Rest counteracts anxiety and fatigue while experiencing inner bliss lifts mood. People who have had severe illness like psychosis benefit from a stronger sense of Self which is steady and beyond the changes in the relative (material) world. I have also trained in Maharishi Ayur-Veda** and used this in my practice to good effect.

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Click here to read more about Dr Nick Argyle, and a review of From Anxiety to Peace.

Source: Adapted from Transcendental Meditation News (UK)

From Anxiety to Peace by Dr Nick Argyle is available from

* Vastu refers to Vedic architecture—the complete knowledge of design and building in accord with natural law—brought to light from the Vedic literature by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, and also known as Maharishi Sthapatya Veda.

** Ayur-Veda is the world's oldest, most comprehensive system of natural medicine, which originated in the Vedic civilization of ancient India and is now officially recognized by the World Health Organization. Maharishi Ayur-Veda is the modern restoration by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi of the complete and authentic practice of Ayur-Veda as recorded in the Vedic texts.

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