The Transcendental Meditation technique is an effective way for anyone to relieve stress, gain inner peace and promote mind-body health.
- Easy to learn—effortless to practice
- Takes only 20 minutes, twice a day
- Refreshes mind and body
- Nourishes emotions
- Energizes life
- Learned by more than 5 million people
- Verified by more than 600 scientific studies
According to the American Heart Association, the Transcendental Meditation technique is the only meditation practice that has been shown to lower blood pressure.
The AHA scientific statement* also reported the finding that lower blood pressure through Transcendental Meditation practice is associated with substantially reduced rates of death, heart attack and stroke.
The AHA scientific statement concludes with a recommendation that the Transcendental Meditation technique be considered in treatment plans for all individuals with blood pressure greater than 120/80 mm Hg.
* Brook RD et al., Beyond Medications and Diet: Alternative Approaches to Lowering Blood Pressure. A Scientific Statement from the American Heart Association. Hypertension, 61:00, 2013.
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For me, adolescence was a time of seeking for spiritual guidance. My family wasnâ€™t religiousâ€”my father, who had been raised Roman Catholic, didnâ€™t want to saddle us kids with the restricting yoke of formalized religion. Nevertheless, our parents instilled in us a strong moral compass, and we were taught to respect God, nature and other human beings no matter what their race or religion.
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