The Transcendental Meditation technique is an effective way for anyone to relieve stress, gain inner peace and promote mind-body health.
According to the American Heart Association, the Transcendental Meditation technique is the only meditation practice that has been shown to lower blood pressure.
The AHA scientific statement* also reported the finding that lower blood pressure through Transcendental Meditation practice is associated with substantially reduced rates of death, heart attack and stroke.
The AHA scientific statement concludes with a recommendation that the Transcendental Meditation technique be considered in treatment plans for all individuals with blood pressure greater than 120/80 mm Hg.
* Brook RD et al., Beyond Medications and Diet: Alternative Approaches to Lowering Blood Pressure. A Scientific Statement from the American Heart Association. Hypertension, 61:00, 2013.
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