Transcendental Meditation Reduces Stress Naturally

The negative effects of stress has been found to decrease performance, disharmony in relationships, and cause physical ailments . In short, it can curtail us from enjoying life and can build up in our mind-body over the course of a lifetime. Even a good night's sleep or an extended holiday is not enough to recover fully.

Scientific research shows that the TM technique provides deeper and more coherent rest than ordinary relaxation—a state of restful alertness that washes away stress and rejuvenates mind and body. The physiological response during TM has been found to be the extreme opposite of your body's stress response—reversing the negative effects of stress.

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The TM technique was found to be twice as effective as other techniques for stress and anxiety.

A meta-analysis of 146 independent studies was published in the Journal of Clinical Psychology (45 (1989): 957–974).

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Because each individual is different, the balancing effects of Transcendental Meditation may bring different benefits for different people, for example: fewer headaches, improved sleep, increased energy or better relationships. However, one benefit that the majority of people share is that they can generally handle stressful situations better after learning Transcendental Meditation.

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"Psychological stress has many adverse physical effects on the human body including a direct and damaging influence on the immune system. The practice of Transcendental Meditation relieves stress and is therefore highly recommended for its life-enhancing value."

"TM je edina meditacija, ki dokazano znižuje visok krvni tlak."

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Beyond Medications and Diet: Alternative Approaches to Lowering Blood Pressure

Summary of Policy Statement Issued by the American Heart Association
22-Apr-2013

A new report from the American Heart Association published on 22 April 2013 concluded that the Transcendental Meditation (TM) technique lowers blood pressure and recommends that the TM technique may be considered in clinical practice for the prevention and treatment of hypertension.

The purpose of the report, entitled "Beyond Medications and Diet Alternative Approaches to Lowering Blood Pressure: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association," is to inform physicians which alternative approaches to lowering blood pressure (BP) have been shown by research to be effective.

After considering meta-analyses and the latest clinical trials on different types of meditation, the report stated that while the Transcendental Meditation technique is recommended to lower BP, there is not enough scientific evidence to recommend other meditation or relaxation techniques.

The AHA's recent scientific statement reports:
"Because of many negative studies or mixed results and a paucity of available trials, all other meditation techniques (including MBSR) received a ‘Class III, no benefit, Level of Evidence C' recommendation. Thus, other meditation techniques are not recommended in clinical practice to lower BP at this time."

"This is an important breakthrough in the evolution of medical practice, since it is the first time that the Transcendental Meditation technique has been recognised and recommended for consideration by a national medical organisation that provides professional practice guidelines to physicians, health care payers, and policymakers," said Robert Schneider, MD, FACC, director of the Institute for Natural Medicine and Prevention who has been the principal investigator for several research studies on the Transcendental Meditation technique and cardiovascular disease. "This type of guideline statement has been what health insurance companies have been requesting for many years."