Transcendental Meditation and Health

Many doctors and health professionals practise Transcendental Meditation themselves and recommend it to their patients.

You can read questions and answers with doctors, on a wide-range of medical conditions throughout these pages. Randomised controlled trials directly comparing Transcendental Meditation with other programmes have found that it is more effective in bringing about sustained long-term relaxation and reduction of stress hormones in daily life, and in promoting a healthy long life.

"I have  registered my name to obtain a Doctoral Degree, the topic of my research is entitled - The effects of TRANSCENDENTAL MEDITATION on Stress and Blood Pressure among patients with Systemic Hypertension. I got inspired by the teachings of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi ji, and also I got instructed in the TM prgoram. In connection with my Phd work, I had done a trial study under the guidance of an eminent Medical Professor from Mangalore with 30 Hypertensive patients. The instruction on Transcendental Meditation was administered by a teacher provided by the Bangalore TM Centre as per the defined program and the patient's level of stress and systolic and diastolic Blood pressure were assessed before and after. Majority of patients showed a decrease in level of stress and reduced systolic and diastolic readings. Their pulse rate also showed a significant drop. The patients were satisfied with the teachings and the reinforcement provided. Many patients verbalised feeling of inner peace, happiness and improved family relationships."
- Devi. S, Phd Research Scholar, Nitte University

Re-establish balance and normal health

The latest health trends constantly offer us the newest solution to health. But there is a very simple key to all round well-being: allow the inner intelligence of the body to do what it can re-establish balance and normal good health. Rest allows the body's natural healing mechanisms to function fully. When we do not get sufficiently deep rest, the body tends to function poorly and stress-related problems occur. It has been estimated that 80% of all doctor visits are for stress-related problems. Transcendental Meditation provides a state of profound rest that naturally dissolves even deeply rooted stress and fatigue, and thus helps to rejuvenate the body and enhance brain functioning.

Beyond relaxing. From better health to personal growth

Transcendental Meditation is relaxing, but it is much more. It is a unique combination of deep relaxation along with expanded awareness. This state of "restful alertness" sets Transcendental Meditation apart from other relaxation techniques and tension relieving activities like exercise or music. After meditation, TM meditators report they feel calm, clear and energetic, much like you feel on your best days. Transcendental Meditation can help create that experience throughout the day, every day. Transcendental Meditation can be useful in managing a wide range of conditions which are commonly stress-related, such as migraine, ulcers, high blood pressure, angina, asthma, anxiety, insomnia and excessive use of alcohol, cigarettes and non-prescribed drugs. With daily practise of Transcendental Meditation, vibrant health develops in the mind, body and emotions, leading to greater enjoyment, happiness and success.