Longer lives for patients with high blood pressure.
This study, in collaboration with the US National Institutes of Health (NIH), followed mortality patterns over a period of 19 years after adults with high blood pressure were taught the Transcendental Meditation technique, or participated in controlled interventions. The results showed a 23% decrease in mortality rates from all causes, and a 30% decrease in mortality rates for heart diseases in the TM group, as compared to the control group. Ref. American Journal of Cardiology 95: 1060–1064, 2005.
Longer lives for the elderly
This follow up study on a group of elderly people (average age of 80.7 years) that were randomly assigned to learn the Transcendental Meditation Programme or up to three different control groups (mindfulness, another meditation technique and no meditation practice) found that those who were taught the Transcendental Meditation technique lived significantly longer than those in the other three groups.Ref.Circulation 93: 629 (Abstract), 1996
Healthier as we get older
Higher levels of plasma dehydroepiandrosterone sufate (DHEA-S) later in life are associated with better health. This substance generally reduces in the body after the mid-twenties. Those who practiced Maharishi’s Transcendental Meditation technique turned out to have higher levels of plasma DHEA-S than the control group. This graph shows the average levels among male TM practitioners over the age of 50; female practitioners showed similar results.Ref.Journal of Behavioral Medicine 15: 327–341, 1992
More effective brain functioning among elderly
Elderly persons who practice the TM technique showed a faster response in the brain to visual stimuli (shorter latency of P300 response) in comparison to a control group of the same age. This type of brain response normally slows down with age, and this finding therefore shows a reversal of the aging process that occurs through the regular practice of the TM programme.Ref.Psychophysiology 26: S29 (Abstract), 1989
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What people are saying
“I am eternally grateful for what Transcendental Meditation has brought to my life and I know deep down that I would never stand where I stand today without this incredible knowledge and the ability to connect with something higher.”
Sylvia Larrass, Ottawa
“For me, the simple secret to having a fulfilling day is to be able to set out each morning feeling settled, dynamic, and happy. Once this condition is established, everything naturally flows and gets done without effort – the day unfolds like a string of little miracles. This is the benefit I receive daily from Transcendental Meditation practice.”
Joanne Hollander, Montreal