Everyone needs a bit of mindfulness and meditation in their day, but not everyone is suited for traditional practices. Luckily, meditative methods have come a long way with options that pair well with our busy modern life. So there’s nothing wrong with using meditation apps to improve mindfulness, sleep, and productivity – but, according to one expert, they are far from perfect, and more traditional methods may have longer-lasting effects.
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Natural Stress Relief, Inc., is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) educational and scientific research corporation registered in Maine, USA, and devoted to the public interest. It is an independent affiliate of Istituto Scientia, a nonprofit organization in Massa, Italy. The organization researches, teaches and supports natural stress relief alternatives.
David Spector, the President of Natural Stress Relief/USA, has regularly practiced the Transcendental Meditation® technique since September 1970 and completed the TM- Sidhi® program given by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in Switzerland in 1978. By November 2017, NSR/USA had grown to 2500 clients. This number does not include clients of the download editions of NSR in various languages (including English) distributed by the Istituto Scientia and other international volunteers.
Spector studied in residence with Maharishi for eight months in 1971-1972 in the U.S.A., Spain, and Italy to become a teacher of Transcendental Meditation®, and subsequently instructed just over 100 people in the TM® technique at several TM®centers in the USA. However, David has chosen not to recertify as a teacher of TM® due to his focus on NSR teaching activities.
In 2006 David founded NSR/USA (Natural Stress Relief, Inc.). He began supporting NSR practitioners worldwide, distributing the hardcopy edition of the NSR learning materials, revising the NSR learning materials, conducting scientific research, supporting international NSR volunteers and meditators in various languages, and working on new projects.
We invite former teachers of the Transcendental Meditation® technique to join us as volunteers with the NSR program. We need you to provide meditation checking and question-answering for our clients. In addition, you may find our simple focus on improving everyone’s life through the effortless technique of transcending refreshing