A new study in the journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes found that new research shows that African-Americans with heart disease who regularly practiced transcendental meditation were 48 percent less likely to have a heart attack, stroke or die from all causes compared with African-Americans who attended a health education class over more than five years.
Although this is new scientific evidence that meditation has many good health benefits this information has been known for many years by those who work with Transcendental Meditation.
Other benefits of TM are:
It can boost work performance Candy Crowley, CNN’s chief political correspondent and recent presidential debate moderator, has been practicing TM for four years. She credits the practice with becoming a better journalist. “When your stress level is lower, you make better decisions and you have a better thought process,” says Crowley. (Read the rest of her tips in our interview.)
It’ll cheer up your kids In our always-on society, adults aren’t the only ones dealing with anxiety. Studies show that TM lowers kids’ blood pressure, brightens their outlook, and can even help them overcome ADHD symptoms.
It might fix a broken heart Earlier research on a stressed-out population revealed that practicing TM decreased the thickness of participants’ artery walls, which slashed their risk of heart attack and stroke.
The old proverb of 'letting go' supports the Eastern philosophies of these types of meditation.