Jun 26, 2019
Bob Roth is an educator, author and meditation teacher for nearly 40 years. His mission is to make transcendental meditation simple, clear and accessible. He serves as VP of the David Lynch Foundation, over seeing the foundation’s free transcendental meditation programs in schools, colleges, American Indian reservations, prisons, rehab, homeless and veterans centers and universities. He is also the author of Strength in Stillness and Maharishi Mahesh Yogi's Transcendental Meditation. In this podcast you will learn why transcendental meditation is a powerful medical intervention. It is something that can heal mind and body.
Bob Roth was inspired to go into politics and teaching to change the world. While working full time and studying full time, he became completely stressed out. When he stumbled upon transcendental meditation he realized that if he taught TM he could change the world by healing the nation. The David Lynch Foundation has brought meditation to a million inner city school kids, veterans and women survivors of domestic violence for free. The foundation is now doing large scale studies that are proving that meditation is a highly effective medical intervention for insomnia, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, behavioral disorders and even for opioid addiction in teens.
In this podcast, Bob explains what meditation is. The gotta gotta gotta gotta gotta gotta gotta mind GOTTA DO THIS AND I GOTTA DO THAT mind is like the waves on an ocean, and below is the deeper calm, clarity, power, and creativity of your mind.
He breaks down the three types of meditation:
Focused attention: A concentration form of meditation. It attempts to clear the mind of thoughts. It creates gamma brain waves which are 20 to 50 cycles per second.
Open Monitoring: Focuses on the types of thoughts you are having and staying in the present. It creates theta brain waves which are 4 to 8 cycles per second.
Self Transcending: It is a state where your mind is both settled and wide awake. It gives your body rest that is deeper than sleep in some ways.
It creates alpha 1 brain waves which are 8 to 10 cycles per second.
Bob Roth tells us how transcendental meditation is taught in less than 5 sessions to CEO’s and ten year olds. He tells us that the best times to do it is upon waking and just before dinner.
The interview includes information on powerful studies which are being done by the David Lynch Foundation that have the ability to change the way we heal ourselves and our health care system.
Curious to learn more, find a teacher near you at www.TM.org.