Longer lives for heart patients
This study in collaboration with the American National Institute of Health 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 by 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 have done so many meditation courses, but there was always something that felt not right; I missed something. I did not feel satisfied. When I learned TM, it felt just like coming home to me. Finally I have found it.
Nina Van Herwegen
This technique is truly one of a kind.
I am meditating now for almost 30 years and my general health is excellent, especially when compared to my peers. Not only did it make my creativity grow remarkably, but also my ability to deal with a team of employees and actors in an inspiring and stimulating way.
I am still amazed on a daily basis to see how such a simple, natural technique can generate so many positive effects. And it is also nice to do.