Meditation for Millennial Moms

In 2021, 2,000 women in the U.S. who were between the ages of 25 and 35 were surveyed about their health and wellness experiences. The response from 64% (three out of five women) showed a preference for health solutions beyond those recommended by their physicians.

Millennials (aka Generation Y, born between 1981 and 1996) comprise the most populated generation in American history, even surpassing baby boomers. Millennial women now consider that the top three health issues to address early on—in order to prevent issues later in life—are stress, low energy, and significant changes in weight.

Millennial moms

Currently, one in five mothers in the USA are millennials. These were the first women to be initiated into motherhood with access to social media platforms like Pinterest and Instagram, which made self-comparison with other mothers more likely.

This demographic is experiencing anxiety, depression, and stress more than moms of previous generations. For example, research by the American Psychological Association showed that 51% of millennial moms reported symptoms of depression, as compared to 36% of Gen X moms and 22% of baby boomer moms.

Millennial moms are more likely to have chronic health conditions—such as diabetes, hypertension, and autoimmune disorders—than any previous generation of moms, exacerbated by sedentary lifestyles which are partially attributed to increased use of technology.

Some statistics indicate that these women are very likely to seek out holistic healthcare options. Seeking non-medicinal support, many are prioritizing their health by various complementary means, including practicing self-care.

Self-care at home

More than 50 percent of millennial mothers work full-time, balancing career and family responsibilities. In their lifestyle choices, they often prioritize attributes such as convenience, safety, good quality, and authenticity. They favor charities and nonprofits.

The Transcendental Meditation program is a perfect fit: The TM technique is taught by TM for Women in many countries around the world. In the USA, TM for Women is a nonprofit educational organization. TM is easy to learn and do, sitting comfortably with closed eyes. It involves no change in lifestyle, religion, diet, or beliefs.

Transcendental Meditation is the authentic meditation of the ancient Vedic tradition, representing the total knowledge of nature and its relationship to the Self. The technique gives immediate relief to the mind and body by creating a state of deep rest physically and a settled state of mind. Once a woman learns Transcendental Meditation from a certified TM teacher, she can conveniently meditate wherever she is—in her home, on a park bench, commuting, and so on—for the rest of her life. It’s effective every time and the benefits are cumulative.

The effortlessness of the TM technique and its broad range of benefits to the mind and body are backed by more than 430 published research studies. Benefits include measurable improvements in stress, anxiety, depression, blood pressure, and other health concerns of millennial moms. Aside from being taught worldwide to the public, the TM technique has been taught in educational, healthcare, military, governmental, and corporate settings.

Millennial moms should have the energy and emotional buoyancy to enjoy their children. TM is a way to support their cherished motherhood.

“As a mom, my first priority is enjoying quality time with my 6-year-old daughter. I also run my own business and love being extremely active with hours of sports per day, such as tennis and paragliding. I feel Transcendental Meditation allows me to be more present and full of energy & happiness to share with my daughter. I definitely feel it’s a secret weapon from which any mom balancing a very active lifestyle would greatly benefit!”

— Merin Sazinas

About the Author

Janet Hoffman is the executive director of TM for Women Professionals, a division of TM for Women in the USA

More Posts by Janet