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Unlocking Tranquility: How Transcendental Meditation Can Ease Teen Stress

Life as a teenager can be exhilarating, but it also comes with its fair share of challenges. From academic pressures to social dynamics, it’s easy for stress toteen reduced stress creep into the lives of teenagers. As parents, educators, and mentors, we often wonder: How can we help our teens navigate these stressors and find inner peace?

Enter Transcendental Meditation (TM), a technique that has been proven scientifically to alleviate stress and promote overall well-being. In this blog, we’ll explore how TM can be a game-changer for stressed teens, offering them a path to tranquility amidst the chaos of adolescence.

The basics

Transcendental Meditation is a simple yet highly effective meditation technique that has gained popularity for its ease of practice and remarkable results. Unlike other forms of meditation, TM doesn’t require intense concentration or complex postures. It involves sitting comfortably with closed eyes for 15-20 minutes, twice a day, while silently repeating a specific mantra.

Here’s how our students explain TM:

When your body is rested, powerful chain reactions are set forth. Blood pressure normalizes. Heart rates slow down. The brain gets more oxygen. Big problems become small problems and stress becomes manageable.

At Maharishi School, meditation is the cornerstone of our unique learning model. Imagine driving through a rainy, stormy night without your headlights working. The road is dark and you have to drive with fear, small mistakes almost guaranteed to happen. That’s what our brains and bodies are like on stress.

Remember, the journey to inner peace is unique for each individual. Be patient, supportive, and celebrate the small victories along the way. With Transcendental Meditation, your teen can embark on a transformative path toward a calmer, more centered self.

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Day in the Life of a Boarding Student: Jada Sparks

Why choose Maharishi School for your boarding student?

Maharishi School is a global community with students and families representing over 25 countries. The culture of our school is deeply enriched by students of diverse origin, who come together to create global awareness, and bring their own unique traditions.

We know the decision to send your child to a boarding school isn’t easy. We realize you’re doing this as an investment in their future. We also understand you are making this decision out of love for your child. Because we believe that the world is our family, we take seriously our role as their extended family in the United States.

What is it like boarding at Maharishi School?

senior jada sparks at maharishi school Jada Linn Sparks, 12th grade, boarding student at Maharishi School

When asked about her favorite meal Jada says, “The fridge and the cabinets are always stocked with tons of breakfast foods. There are cereals, milk, eggs and oatmeal. You can also request anything you want! Breakfast cereals are my favorite.”

After school she has an extracurricular activity called Destination Imagination (DI) in addition to her class schedule. DI is the world’s largest creativity and problem-solving competition. DI inspires participants in its programs to think on their feet, work together and devise original solutions to solve challenges. DI goes on for several months in the spring culminating in a state wide competition. Jada loves DI because it is another outlet for her creativity.

In her free time, Jada likes to play Mario Kart, a Nintendo Wii game, on the TV in the common room. In Jada’s dorm room you will find lots of books, her laptop and many art supplies. On the weekends she likes to go out to lunch at Revelations (a local restaurant in Fairfield) with her friends. Jada will also go to Everybody’s boarding students playing gamesCafé to grab a cup of coffee. This cafe is a favorite amongst the students because it’s within walking distance from the dorms.

Jada wants future boarders to know that boarding life at Maharishi School is very entertaining and fun. “Everyone is really different and from lots of nationalities. You hear a lot of different languages and it makes me want to learn Vietnamese.”


Boarding Student Jada Spark’s Daily Schedule:

7:00 or 7:30 AMWake up and get ready for school
8:00    AMGo to the common room and eat breakfast with friends
8:15    AMOut the door, walk to school
8:20 AM -4:30 PMSchool, including an organic hot lunch served in the cafeteria
4:30 PM – 6:30 PMDI Extracurricular that Jada participates in during Springtime
5:45 PM -7:00 PMDinnertime with all the boarders
7:00 or 7:30 PMGo to the common room to relax and hang out with friends
7:30 PM – 10:30 PMStudy hours, quiet time in the dorms
10:30 PMLights out ready for bed


How is boarding changing in 2020?

Expanding the diversity of our boarding school is our primary goal for the 2020 school year. boarding student common roomCurrently we have boarding students from 8 different countries. Next year we hope to have students representing the African continent, in addition to Asia and Europe. You can also expect to see an boarding student kitchenexpansion of our residential facility to include an enlarged dining space, living commons area and additional bedrooms.



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