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I can answer questions about life lived free from stress, and on techniques used to transcend thinking, gain deep rest, and eliminate stress stored in the nervous system, including: how they work, their benefits, and how to learn them. I have been practicing Transcendental Meditation for 45 years, and was made a TM teacher in 1972. I currently teach Natural Stress Relief (NSR).

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I am President of Natural Stress Relief/USA (NSR/USA). I distribute the English hardcopy version of the NSR self-instruction learning materials. I am a former teacher of Transcendental MeditationŽ (TMŽ), having been trained in the 1971-1972 by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi for eight months in residence. I currently teach NSR.


Istituto Scientia (Massa, Italy).


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B.A., physics, M.A. equiv., computer science. Transcendental Meditation: Governor of the Age of Enlightenment (not recertified).

What do you like about this subject?

Transcending is a simple, natural procedure for rapidly achieving a state of deep relaxation while maintaining mental alertness. It prepares one for dynamic activity and clear thinking. I like the refreshment it brings to my life and I enjoy helping others discover this natural, effortless process.

Something interesting about this subject that others may not know:

The fulfillment of meditation is really the ability to act freely and effortlessly. This happens when personal desires and misery no longer overshadow natural full functioning of the nervous system, mind, and body.

Something controversial or provocative about this subject

NSR Meditation improves every aspect of life through a few minutes of effortless practice twice a day.

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Recent Answers from David Spector

2016-08-18 Meditation:

James, Thank you for your question.    Most people practice meditation using methods that do not work. This is why for most people meditation seems difficult, full of obstacles.    You practiced innocently

2016-07-30 Meditation:

Dear Anonymous,    I have no ability to edit the questions or the answers here at AllExperts. I am given a text box in which I can type my answer to you, and then the text I have typed is emailed to you

2016-07-30 Meditation:

Tynan, Thank you for your question.    I don't recommend emptying the mind, focusing on chest or third eye, counting, keeping the mind from wandering, surrounding yourself with light of any particular

2016-07-11 Headaches after meditation:

Srinivaas,    As you can see in my message, I can only give advice about transcending. Other forms of meditation, particularly those involving concentration, are outside of my expertise.    That having

2016-01-26 Meditation Changes:

Lisa,    You have made a very intelligent decision, and I wish you the best in your life.    For best results, allow a week or two between stopping breathing awareness and learning NSR. That way, by providing


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