I can claim personally that meditation improved my academics. I did very poorly in school and SAT. However, after I meditated regularly, I graduated university with a 3.54 cumulative GPA at my university. I believe it helped me in the computer field as well.
Of course, meditation changed my entire life altogether:-)
At first glance, Quiet Time – a stress reduction strategy used in several San Francisco middle and high schools, as well as in scattered schools around the Bay Area – looks like something out of the om-chanting 1960s. Twice daily, a gong sounds in the classroom and rowdy adolescents, who normally can’t sit still for 10 seconds, shut their eyes and try to clear their minds. An impressive array of studies shows that integrating meditation into a …