A healthier heart
A healthy heart for an active life Four major research findings You already know your heart health is vital for an active, fulfilling life. But are you aware of the heart research on TM, and how this effortless and enjoyable technique safeguards your heart?
Lower blood pressure
In its journal Hypertension, the American Heart Association reported that the Transcendental Meditation technique is the only meditation practice shown to lower blood pressure.
Major reduction in heart attack and stroke
A five-year study - published in the journal Circulation - on patients with coronary heart disease reported a 48% reduction in heart attack, stroke, and death among those practicing the TM technique compared to controls.
Source: Circulation Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes
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.
Source: Journal of Clinical Psychology, 1989; 45:957-974
Reduction in atherosclerosis
This study, published in Stroke, found that those who learned the TM technique showed reduced thickening of the carotid artery. In contrast, the control group who received health education on diet and exercise had continued thick