Scientific research

Scientific Research on the Transcendental Meditation® program

$20 million in federal funds to study benefits to health. Hundreds of scientific studies have been conducted on the benefits of the Transcendental Meditation program at more than 200 independent universities and research institutions worldwide including Harvard, Stanford, and Yale universities. For example, the US National Institutes of Health has awarded over $20 million to research the preventative health benefits of the TM program. Findings have been published in leading, peer-reviewed scientific journals, including The American Journal of Cardiology and the American Heart Association’s Hypertension.

Benefits to education

Published research on the Transcendental Meditation program in educational settings during the past 30 years has shown a wide range of practical benefits for both students and teachers.

Transcendental Meditation may be effective in reducing BP and psychological distress

The Transcendental Meditation technique may be an effective method to reduce blood pressure, anxiety, depression, and anger among at-risk college students, according to a new study to be published in the American Journal of Hypertension, December 2009.

Heart Disease Patients who Practice Transcendental Meditation have Nearly 50% Lower Rates of Heart Attack, Stroke, and Death

Results of first-ever study to be presented at annual meeting of the American Heart Association in Orlando, Nov. 16

Patients with coronary heart disease who practiced the stress-reducing Transcendental Meditation® technique had nearly 50 percent lower rates of heart attack, stroke, and death compared to nonmeditating controls, according to the results of a first-ever study presented during the annual meeting of the American Heart Association in Orlando, Fla., on Nov.16, 2009.

American University

Transcendental Meditation (TM), a specific method of meditation, may be an effective non-medicinal tool for students to buffer themselves against the stresses of college life, according to new research conducted in part at American University.

The study “Effects of Transcendental Meditation practice on brain functioning and stress reactivity in college students” is published in the February 24 issue of the International Journal of Psychophysiology. It is the first random assignment study to explore the effects of meditation practice on brain and physiological functioning in college students. For more information click here or here.

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