Research on Transcendental Meditation

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The first scientific research on Transcendental Meditation was published in 1971. Since then, there have been more than 600 scientific studies conducted at 200 universities and research institutions around the world. There is now a substantial body of evidence showing that Transcendental Meditation produces a unique state of restful alertness which is beneficial for both mind and body. Transcendental Meditation dissolves accumulated stress and fatigue and leads to an enhanced quality of life. More than one hundred journals have published research findings documenting the benefits that come from practising Transcendental Meditation. Please see the Research Review and Bibliography for more information.

Unfolding Mental Potential

  • Greater orderliness of brain functioning
  • Increased creativity
  • Improved ability to focus
  • Improved perception and memory

Reducing Stress

  • Physiological indications of deep rest
  • Reduced stress hormone
  • Natural change in breathing
  • Reduced anxiety

Improving Health & Reducing the Negative Effects of Ageing

  • Reduced need for medical care: doctor visits
  • Lower blood pressure
  • More positive health habits
  • Reversal of the ageing process