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Sweden: Helping women learn about Transcendental Meditation, natural health care

Global Women's Organization for Total Knowledge    Translate This Article
30 November 2012

In Sweden, directors of the Transcendental Meditation programme for women have been involved in the past year in conducting research and developing materials in education and music, as well as further outreach to health professionals and indigenous women's groups.

Please see Part I of this article: 'Sweden expands meditation, health, knowledge opportunities for women and girls'.

Ankie Olsson, an administrative nurse who is the organization's director for Health, has been focusing on bringing the Transcendental Meditation programme to nurses. Earlier this year Ms Olsson also enjoyed taking an advanced meditation course while visiting the Global Capital of World Peace at the centre (Brahmasthan) of India.

The director for Education, Dr Yvonne Lagrosen, does ongoing research that investigates improvements in the quality of life of Swedish people. Her principal focus is quality development, often in consultation with brain research expert Dr Fred Travis, director of the Center for Brain, Consciousness, and Cognition at Maharishi University of Management.*

Dr Lagrosen and her husband also run a publishing company and have recently released a Swedish translation of Super Healthy Kids: A Parent's Guide to Maharishi Ayurveda by Kumuda Reddy, MD, and Linda Egenes; as well as a book on women's health by Dr Lonsdorf. Dr Lagrosen was also one of the regional coordinators for Dr Lonsdorf's tour.

Birgitta Liljeqvist, who directs programmes in the area of Culture, has had some contact with women of the Sami people. The Sami, the only recognized indigenous people of Scandinavia, inhabit mainly the far northern areas of Sweden, Norway, and Finland.

Ingeborg Axner-Franzén, national director (see Part I), is also the organization's director for Music, and recently translated into Swedish the syllabus for the Maharishi Gandharva Veda Vocal Music Course.

See related article:
Sweden: Dr Nancy Lonsdorf brings knowledge of Maharishi Ayurveda natural health care to women.

* Dr Lagrosen was co-author with Dr Travis and Dr Harald Harung on a study published in 2011 in the journal Consciousness and Cognition. See related article: 'Brilliant minds'—New Research on the Brain State of Virtuoso Musicians and How it Relates to TM.

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