"I had been wary of meditating ... but friends talked about the health benefits. So I took the training and started, and I haven't missed a day since the day I started, and it has made a tremendous difference in my life."
Four major research
findings show TM improves heart health
You already know your heart health is vital for an active, fulfilling life but are you aware of the heart research on Transcendental Meditation, and how this effortless and enjoyable technique safeguards your heart?
In its journal Hypertension, the American Heart Association reported that the Transcendental Meditation technique is the only meditation practice shown to lower blood pressure.
American Heart Association finding
-Reduced blood pressure
48% Reduction in heart attack & stroke
Source: Circulation Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes
Major reduction in heart attack & stroke
A five-year study on patients with coronary heart disease reported a 48% reduction in heart attack, stroke and death among those practicing Transcendental Meditation compared to other controls.
Decrease in high cholesterol
This study in the Journal of Human Stress found that people with high cholesterol who practice the TM technique had a major reduction in cholesterol levels compared to a control group.
Transcendental Meditation lowers cholesterol
Source: Journal of Clinical Psychology, 1989; 45:957-974
Reduced thickening of the carotid artery
Reduction in atherosclerosis
This study found that those who learned TM showed reduced thickening of the carotid artery. In contrast, the control group who received health education on diet and exercise had continued thickening of this artery.