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Study says Transcendental Meditation can extend lives
by Joe Gandelman

The Moderate Voice    Translate This Article
7 May 2005

On 7 May 2005 The Moderate Voice reported: Yoga enthusiasts are celebrating the recent study linking the Transcendental Meditation Programme (TM) to extended lifespan. The Moderate Voice article said the study confirms what they have known all along: that 'meditation can lead to greater focus, less stress, more relaxation, increased energy, and other positive side effects'. It is a joy for Global Good News service to feature this news, which indicates the success of the life-supporting programmes Maharishi has designed to bring fulfilment to the field of health.

The article cited a New York Times article on the recent paper that was published in the American Journal of Cardiology showing that for people with high blood pressure, TM is highly effective in decreasing death rates from cardiovascular disease.

Author Joe Gandelman noted that TM is 'one of the most famous systems of meditation in the world' and that those familiar with the vast number of research studies verifying the benefits of the simple mental technique would not 'find the study a surprise at all'. He went on to quote from the TM website, 'The effectiveness of the Transcendental Meditation Programme has been validated by over 500 scientific studies at more than 200 independent research institutions in 30 countries.'

In the study, a retrospective 18-year follow-up of two different trials involving 202 elderly men and women with high blood pressure, Transcendental Meditation was shown to be associated with significantly lower death rates than other mental relaxation techniques or traditional high blood pressure drugs.

Every day Global Good News documents the rise of a better quality of life dawning in the world and highlights the need for introducing Natural Law based—Total Knowledge based—programmes to bring the support of Nature to every individual, raise the quality of life of every society, and create a lasting state of world peace.

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