Only the Transcendental Meditation technique has been endorsed by the American Heart Association to lower high blood pressure.
Despite it being a major global health issue, most people do not know enough about heart disease to know how to protect themselves from it. 67% of people who die from a heart attack have no previous symptoms of the disease.
A growing body of evidence suggests that psychological factors are ‘heartfelt’ and can contribute to cardiac risk. Therefore, stress from challenging situations and events can play a significant role in cardiovascular symptoms and outcomes, particularly the risk of a heart attack. Depression, anxiety, anger, hostility, and social isolation also affect cardiovascular health – these factors heighten your chances of developing heart problems.
Transcendental Meditation (TM) is a powerful tool for reducing chronic anxiety and stress and protecting our hearts.
TM is proven to reduce the risk factors for heart disease.
During TM, the mind effortlessly settles inward to a quiet state of restful alertness. In this meditative state, the brain functions more coherently while the body experiences profoundly deep rest which helps dissolve accumulated stresses and fatigue.
The Transcendental Meditation technique is a scientifically validated approach that has been proven to reduce the three major physical risk factors for heart disease:
The TM technique also curbs smoking and substance abuse, reducing these additional common risk factors for heart disease.
US National Institutes of Health (NIH) funded cardiovascular research on Transcendental Meditation. The National Institutes of Health in the US has funded over $26 million in research on the Transcendental Meditation technique for the prevention of heart disease.
A study conducted at the University of Wisconsin and presented at a conference of the American Heart Association showed that deaths, heart attacks, and strokes were cut by nearly half for at-risk patients who practised the TM technique, compared to controls.