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Unique state of restful alertness during Transcendental Meditation releases stress, promotes health

Maharishi's Transcendental Meditation Programme    Translate This Article
13 March 2012

The Transcendental Meditation technique creates a state of restful alertness—deep rest for the body and full alertness for the mind. Restful alertness is different from ordinary sleep in that this state of deep rest is seen after a few minutes of Transcendental Meditation practice, and the mind is fully alert in comparison to the inertia of sleep.

This unique state of restful alertness releases stress and strain that the ordinary rest of sleep does not relieve, leading to many benefits for health and longevity across a wide spectrum of the systems of the body.

More of the extensive research findings on Transcendental Meditation include:

Improved health of the nervous system:
∙ Beneficial effects in disorders of the nervous system
∙ Relief of chronic headaches

Improved health of the respiratory system:
∙ Reduced respiration rate indicating a unique state of deep rest
∙ Improvements in bronchial asthma

Improved health of the endocrine system:
∙ Improved blood glucose levels and insulin levels

Improved metabolic functioning and improved health of the digestive system
∙ Reduced obesity
∙ Lower hospital admissions rate for gastrointestinal disorders

Improved health of the immune system and decreased incidence of disease:
∙ Decreased hospitalization and outpatient visits
∙ Decreased medical expenses
∙ Improved general health in university students
∙ Reduced physical complaints in industrial workers

Click here for more about scientific research on health and other benefits of the Transcendental Meditation program.

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