Meditation is a big part of my life. I meditate for 20 minutes after my yoga practice in the morning and another 20 minutes at around 5 pm in the late afternoon. "Sitting," as it's often called, serves to settle my mind almost like settling a snow globe in the morning before a busy day. And in the evening it helps me to wind down after a full day. It turns out I'm not the only one. More and more of us are finding peace through meditation.
According to a recent article in the New York Times, stars like Russell Brand are fans of Transcendental Meditation, often called TM. TM was made famous by the Beatles in the 1960's when the movement first gained strength. It's a form of mantra meditation first introduced in India in the mid-1950s by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, who died in 2008.
And Russell Brand isn't the only celebrity to find peace through meditation. According to MindBodyGreen, Gisele credited meditation for keeping her healthy while she was pregnant with her newborn son.
Russell Simmons is also a big fan of meditation as well, according to MindBodyGreen. He says, "[I]t has given me energy, strength, health, wisdom, and access to my own inner stillness, inner silence, inner bliss. It is my connection to myself; it is my connection to the universe."