Fairfield woman researches benefits of Transcendental Meditation on Ugandan women
FAIRFIELD, IOWA —
What started out as research for her PhD, has turned into something much larger.
Back in 2012, Leslee Goldstein, a faculty and research scholar at Maharishi University of Management, visited Uganda to study the effects of Transcendental Meditation on women.
In her research, she found that their self-efficacy and mental and physical quality of life greatly improved after practicing the technique just twice a day.
“When they could start to create more balance in their own lives, then they were able to do their job better as a mother, and I see it as the highest profession,” Goldstein said.
Now, Goldstein’s research is being published, but that’s not putting a stop to her work – it’s just inspired her to do more.
She says she plans on returning to Uganda and conducting more research in the area as well as in other parts of Africa.