Reduces Likelihood of Cardiac Events

meditation-image-46A study conducted at the Maharishi University’s Institute for Natural Medicine and Prevention found that practicing transcendental meditation (TM) can lower African Americans’ risks of various cardiac events. This specific population is known to have high incidence levels of Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (CVD) in particular, which are often caused by cardiac risk factors like hypertension, mental health, and insulin resistance, researchers noted. The study examined the effects of TM versus health education on a high-risk group of African American participants, and entailed 5 years of clinical follow-up. The findings were conclusive, revealing a 43% reduction in risk for cardiac events including stroke, CVD, and myocardial infarction among those who participated in the meditation program.