by Maharishi School, Fairfield, Iowa, USA, website blog
5 August 2018
Why Maharishi School Uses Consciousness-Based Education
Imagine your day starting with time to clear your mind, focus, and calm your body. Imagine you get to start every day finding strength, peace, and understanding within. Imagine being given this tool as a child so that you are able to use it throughout life to manage stress, persevere, and succeed regardless of the situation.
Doesn’t that sound fantastic and useful?
This is the opportunity Maharishi School provides their students through Transcendental Meditation, which is at the center of their Consciousness-Based Education. Every single day, students and teachers at Maharishi School close their eyes for a few minutes to practice the Transcendental Meditation technique and experience a state of rest that is deeper than sleep.
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.
A Rainy Night Meets the Transcendental Meditation technique
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 when we’re stressed.
Getting adequate sleep is like having functional headlights. This is the absolute, bare minimum. You can see what is ahead and the stress lessens, but that drive down a dark road remains challenging. However, practicing the Transcendental Meditation technique does more—it quiets the stormy mind, removing the rain so we can see and think clearly.
At Maharishi School, we believe reducing stress and improving brain function is absolutely imperative. Kids have so much on their plate, so many external pressures, and so much to balance. We believe it is essential to provide our students with the tools to address these stresses.
As adults, it is understood that stress does not disappear, but we rise to function properly under that stress. Consciousness-Based Education revolves around that belief. We don’t just fill students heads with information, we systematically expand the container of knowledge, the student’s own consciousness. With this expansion, absorbing new ideas becomes simpler, friendships deepen, and you start to understand how you are connected to and interconnected with the world.
We call this Consciousness-Based Education. Because expanding consciousness is a game changer.
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