Strength in Stillness - Bob Roth

Strength in Stillness

By Bob Roth

  • Release Date: 2018-02-06
  • Genre: Self-Improvement
Score: 3.5
From 12 Ratings


Instant New York Times Bestseller

A simple, straightforward exploration of Transcendental Meditation and its benefits from world authority Bob Roth.

Oprah Winfrey and Jerry Seinfeld. Ray Dalio and Ellen DeGeneres. Gwyneth Paltrow and Howard Stern. Tom Hanks and Gisele Bündchen.

What do they have in common? The answer is a Transcendental Meditation teacher named Bob Roth, who has spent the past forty-five years helping many thousands of people access their innate creativity and power through this simple, nonreligious technique. Roth’s students range from titans of business and the arts to federal prisoners, from war-scarred veterans to overworked moms and dads.

Medical experts agree that the epidemic of stress is damaging our physical and emotional health at younger and younger ages. While there is no one single cure, the Transcendental Meditation technique is a simple practice that dramatically changes how we respond to stress and life’s challenges. With scientifically proven benefits— reduced stress and anxiety, and improved focus, sleep, resilience, creativity, and memory, to name a few—this five-thousand-year-old technique has a clear and direct impact on our very modern problems.

Once a skeptic, Roth trained under Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, the twentieth century’s foremost scientist of consciousness and meditation, and has since become one of the most experienced and sought-after meditation teachers in the world. In Strength in Stillness, Roth breaks down the science behind Transcendental Meditation in a new, accessible way. He highlights the three distinct types of meditation—Focused Attention, Open Monitoring, and Self-Transcending—and showcases the evidence that the third, Self-Transcending, or Transcendental Meditation, is a uniquely accessible, effective, and efficient way to reduce stress, access inner power, and build resilience.

Free of gimmicks, mystical verbiage, and obscure theory, Strength in Stillness offers a clear explanation for how Transcendental Meditation can calm the mind, body, and spirit.


  • Agreed, waste of time & money

    By DdyBearBos
    Wish I had read the reviews instead of purchasing after seeing Roth on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. This book was a huge ad about Transcendental Meditation. The corporation that actually teaches this practice has a very high price point ($950+). It’s great to hear they help veterans, incarcerated folks and children but I’m sure that’s now where all the proceeds are going. And what about other underserved/trauma populations that would benefit from this practice?!!
  • Name Dropper

    By Jetterjee
    Don't waste your time or money. It's a name dropper. There's not one teachable moment.
  • Disappointed

    By Sapphir429
    Doesn't teach hire to meditate only that one should send money to get a coach
  • Sales Pitch for TM Instructors

    By Pappyfoster
    Learned zilch about how to practice TM, just testimonial after testimonial, heavily focused on Jerry Seinfeld, to convince the reader to invest in a professional TM instructor, like the author. Waste of my money...