meditationWe already know that transcendental meditation can be an effective technique for cutting our heart attack risks by 50 percent. However, there’s a great deal of other very valuable health benefits of meditation, and practicing it can be very advantageous for everyone, especially taking into account all negative influences of today’s environment we live in. Transcendental meditation is being widely promoted as one of the healthiest practices by a great deal of celebrities, including Richard Gere, Steven Seagal, Gwyneth Paltrow, Orlando Bloom, Sting, Tina Turner and others. They claim that it gives them strength, helps to keep away from bad habits and self-destructive practices, saves them from stresses and so on. So, what are the most important health benefits of meditation?

  • Reducing blood pressure and reducing the chances for serious cardiovascular diseases. According to the findings of the experts the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, those who regularly practice transcendental meditation have 47 percent lower chances for having a stroke or a heart attack, and the majority of meditation fans have excellent blood pressure and heart health.
  • transcendental meditationImproved memory. People who are regularly practice transcendental meditation have better abilities to learn and better memory. These findings were received after doing some tests for two groups of people, including those who had meditated for years and those who have never practices TM.
  • Bringing pain relief. This is one of the most important health benefits of meditation. It was found out that transcendental meditation can work for pain management even better than morphine. According to the findings of a recent study, just one hour of meditation a day can help you relieve pains almost by half. After analyzing brain activity of the participants subjected to certain amounts of pain, the scientists came to a conclusion that the effects of pain reducing reached up to 93 percent, with average percentage reaching to 50.
  • Reducing the symptoms of depression. After studying a group of patients with clinical depression, it was found out that after just 3 months of regular practicing of TM the symptoms can be decreased by a third.
  • Alleviating anxiety. The experts believe that meditating just for 20 minutes every day can help substantially reduce the levels of stress0related hormone cortisol, assist in relaxing the mind and substantially reducing the levels of anxiety. Health benefits of meditation related to stress alleviating properties of this practice also include relieving fatigue and anger, evoking positive emotions and so on.

Author Info: Hi! My name is Carla and I am a 5th year medical student at HYMS. I am interested in alternative medicine and I have done months researching the topic of herbal medicine. Besides, I like interviewing people and learning more about their experiences with one or another type of herbal treatments. I am willing to contribute to this site with my knowledge, and I would be happy to help you out to the best of my ability with any specific questions or problems related to alternative medicine.

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