Helps Young Adults Manage Stress

meditation-image-110A study at the Maharishi University found that Transcendental Meditation (TM) had myriad positive effects on college students. These included decreased psychological stress, decreased blood pressure, and a reduced risk of developing hypertension. Researchers suggested that TM could be extremely beneficial for those who are experiencing pressure stemming from academics, finances, or social life. Moreover, it was specifically recommended that young adults at risk of developing hypertension begin practicing this form of meditation as a non-medical approach to controlling blood pressure. Researchers suggested follow-up studies be developed in the future to evaluate the long-term effects of TM on blood pressure and psychological distress.