Transcendental Meditation is a meditation technique founded by Indian spiritual leader Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. Based upon repeated sounds, mantras and a gentle approach to practice, TM grew in popularity throughout India and, after a series of world tours during the 1950s and 60s, TM gained a foothold in Western spirituality.

Today TM is taught within businesses, schools, and health services as an effective way of focusing one’s thoughts and actions. TM has also gained a huge following with numerous artists, musicians, and pop culture icons adopting the practice to assist their creative passions.

Below are just some of the notable names to adopt TM in recent years:

·      Paula Abdul, Singer

·      India Arie, Singer

·      Kristen Bell, Actress

·      Russell Brand, Comedian

·      Deepak Chopra, Health Guru

·      Ellen DeGeneres, TV Host

·      Lena Dunham, Comedian

·      Hugh Jackman, Actor

·      Nicole Kidman, Actress

·      Lenny Kravitz, Musician

·      Paul McCartney, Musician

·      Gwyneth Paltrow, Actress

·      Martin Scorcese, Director

·      Sting, Musician

·      Naomi Watts, Actress

Perhaps these folks are on to something… as meditation grows ever more popular in the Western world, the ranks of practitioners is sure to expand to include neighbors, friends and family as well as the marquee names!