The David Lynch Foundation CEO on the benefits of a regular practice
“For optimal health, it's not just attending to the neck down—this is my physical activity, this is the food I'm eating,” says Bob Roth, CEO of the David Lynch Foundation in New York City, a non-profit that teaches Transcendental Meditation. “The brain is three pounds and it runs the whole body.” Roth believes that the epidemic of modern stress is literally killing us—and could be the cause of up to 80 percent of illnesses and disorders. And while there’s no magic pill, meditation can be one tool for fighting back, and quieting the mind despite all the worry, fear, and anxiety we’re faced with daily. And research backs this up.
Listen to a special collaborative meditation with Bob Roth and Equinox here.
This interview has been lightly edited for clarity and concision.