Reduce chances of heart attack, stroke, or death

This randomised, controlled study on patients with documented cardiovascular diseases found that those randomly assigned to learn the Transcendental Meditation technique, had a reduction of 43% of the risk of death, hemorrhage or stroke in the follow up period of 5 to 9 years, in comparison to the control group that took part in the programme for health care education. Later analysis showed that participants that had most regularly practiced TM actually had a 61% reduction in the risk of death, heart attack or stroke in comparison to the controls.

Reference: Circulation 120: S461 (Abstract), 2009.