Brighton, UK -- (SBWIRE) -- 07/13/2015 -- Research studies looking into the effects of Transcendental Meditation on the body and mind have shown that regular daily practice of Transcendental Meditation can reduce a person's biological age, decrease their chance of dying from a heart attack or stroke and increase their general intelligence and creativity.
It has been long understood that regular practice of meditation can reduce stress in an individual however further benefits such as slowing of the ageing process and increases in creativity have not been understood until more recently.
The studies showed that long term practitioners of Transcendental Meditation, those practicing for at least 5 years, showed a 12 year reduction in their biological age (Keith Wallace, Eliha Jacobe and Beth Harrington "The Effects of TM on the Aging Process" - International Journal of Neuroscience, 16 (1). 1982: 53-58).
In a separate study that looked at the likelihood of death over a 5 year period it was found that those people who were practicing Transcendental Meditation were 66% less likely to die of a heart attack or stroke compared to those people who were not doing TM.
Another study that looked at brain functioning discovered that people who were meditating using the Transcendental Meditation technique showed an increase in creativity and general intelligence (Reference: Intelligence 29: 419-440, 2001).
To view a full sized version of an infographic detailing the research please visit the Transcendental Meditation Brighton website. Commenting on the research, chairman of the Brighton meditation centre Mark Heath said,
"By providing the body with a rest deeper then sleep, Transcendental Meditation lets the body recover from the stresses and strains of everyday life. When the body has a chance to rest in this way it is of no surprise that it begins to function better. A calm rested mind is a creative mind, a fresh rested body is a body that looks healthier and lives longer."
About Transcendental Meditation
Transcendental Meditation is the most widely practised and extensively researched programme of meditation in the world and has been learned by over 5 million people in over 100 countries worldwide. The Transcendental Meditation movement encourages and supports independent academic institutions to carry out scientific research into the benefits of Transcendental Meditation and its advanced techniques.
Kitty de la Beche
Transcendental Meditation Brighton
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