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Transcendental Meditation Reduces Stress Naturally

Stress is a fact of life - but it doesn't need to be.

Everyone is aware of the negative effects of stress. It decreases performance, harms relationships and creates physical wear and tear. In short, it curtails enjoyment of life. Furthermore it tends to build up in the system over the course of a lifetime. Even a good night's sleep or an extended holiday does not enable us to recover fully.

Hormones and Behavior 1978 10(1):54-60

Creating a balanced outlook

There may or may not be things we can do to reorganise our lives externally in order to help to reduce stress. But whether or not this is an option, internally Transcendental Meditation actually eliminates the effects of stress, physiologically. When practised regularly, this results in a more balanced outlook, more energy, motivation and a deeper appreciation of things.

And the ability to handle stressful situations

Because each individual is different, the balancing effects of Transcendental Meditation may bring different benefits for different people, such as 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.

How does Transcendental Meditation affect the heart?

"The Transcendental Meditation technique, even though it is a mental technique, brings about a unique neurophysiological state. Those changes in the physiology lead to a drop in cholesterol and a drop in blood pressure. When you lower your blood pressure and your cholesterol, you decrease your risk of atherosclerosis. Studies have shown that patients with coronary heart disease who practise the Transcendental Meditation technique have less angina. I believe that there's no better medicine than TM." - Cesar Molina, MD


Cesar Molina, MD, FACC, Medical Director, Heart Center, El Camino Hospital, California

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Dr William Weir, Consultant
Dr William Weir

Consultant in infectious diseases

"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."

Dr Donovan Leitch, Poet and Songwriter
Donovan

Poet and songwriter

"I had all the western trouble of the psyche: anxiety, anger, stress and fear – which all cause illness. Over the past 40 years I have experienced the way Transcendental Meditation has absolute healing benefits."