alwayson wrote:According to Vajrayana practitioners, Buddhahood / rainbow body boils down to working with the channels and chakras in the physical body.
Since TM and Vajrayana are intimately related or even the same, I would assume TM would put great emphasis on the health of the body.
True as this is, it seems that ideas of health vary. I remember a yoga teacher once asking me why I cycled to her class as the exercise would tighten my muscles while the point of yoga was to lenghten them, I gave her some BS about balancing it out - she was eight months pregnant at the time time and I asked her about this - apparently the doctors had advised her against teaching yoga at that stage but she said that she was more aware of her own body than they were, and in retrospect was proven correct. I guess a more subtle level can seem mysterious to those working purely on a gross level.