Scientific Research on Transcendental Meditation

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, Founder of the Transcendental Meditation technique, taught that this meditation is very practical as it develops all aspects of life, mind, body (health), relationships and environment. Maharishi’s teachings have been verified through extensive scientific research on the benefits of TM.


Mind

  • Broader Comprehension and Improved Ability to Focus Reference: Perceptual Motor Skills 39: 1031-1034, 1974.
  • Increased Creativity Reference: Journal of Creative Behaviour 13:169-180, 1979.
  • Increased Blood flow to the Brain Reference: Physiology & Behaviour 59: 399-402, 1996.
  • Increase EEG Coherence Reference: International Journal of Neuroscience 14: 147-151, 1981.


Body (Health)

  • Decreased need for Medical Care: Decreased Hospitalization Reference: Psychosomatic Medicine 49: 493-507, 1087.
  • Younger Biological Age Reference: International Journal of Neuroscience 16: 53-58, 1982.
  • Reduction of High Blood Pressure Reference: Hypertension 26: 820-827, 1995.
  • Biochemistry of Deep Rest: Decreased Plasma Cortisol Reference: Hormones and Behaviour 10: 54-60, 1978.
  • Physiological Indicators of Deep Rest Reference: American Psychologist 42: 879-881, 1987.

Relationships

  • Decrease Cigarette, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Reference 1: Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly 11: 13-87, 1994 Reference 2: International Journal of the Addiction 26: 293-325, 1991.
  • Improve Work and Personal Relationships Reference: Anxiety, stress and coping: An International Journal 6: 245-262, 1993.
  • Increase Satisfaction with Professional and Personal Life Reference: Anxiety, stress and coping: An International Journal 6: 245-262, 1993.
  • Increase Self-Actualization Journal of Social Behaviour and Personality 6: 189-248, 1991.


Environment

  • Decrease Violent Fatalities Social Indicators Research 22: 399-418, 1990.
  • Increase Positivity, Decrease Crime Journal of Crime and Justice 4: 2545, 1981.
  • Improve Quality of Life The Journal of Mind and Behaviour 8: 67103, 1987
  • Improve Quality of Life and Reduced Conflict Journal of Conflict Resolution 32: 776812, 1988




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