In one study, those who regularly perform transcendental meditation risk of heart attacks and strokes down to 48 percent.
Transcendental Meditation is a technique that diajakran by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi from the ancient Vedic tradition of India. He spread the meditation technique to the United States since the 1960s. This meditation is done while sitting with his eyes closed for 15-20 minutes.
The benefits of the Transcendental Meditation was proven through research involving 201 African-American respondents aged about 59 years and is generally categorized as obese.
The study participants were previously diagnosed with heart disease. In addition they are former smokers, people of African-Americans is 35 percent higher risk of suffering from heart disease.
Study participants were divided into two groups. Each group still running the standard therapy and treatment of heart disease, but there is one group that is asked to do transcendental meditation twice each day for 20 minutes. Previously they follow the seven steps of training do transcendental meditation.
In the second group, they are educated on health and physical activity were asked to do the least good for the heart for 20 minutes every day. The researchers followed the study for 9 years.
Besides proven to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke by half, transcendental meditation also significantly lowered blood pressure. The level of anger and perceived stress in the meditation group participants also reduced.