Natural Stress Relief and Reversal of Aging
“If TM were a new drug, conveying this many benefits, it would be the biggest, multi-billion-dollar blockbuster drug on the market.” —Norman Rosenthal, 20-year senior NIH researcher and professor of psychiatry, Georgetown University Medical School
Women comprise more than half of America’s workforce, and many of us are also the main caregivers for our families. Coming home at the end of a workday and attending to children and household chores can be overwhelming—and accumulating stress takes its toll on our mental and physical health. Taking time to nourish yourself, with twice daily TM practice, is often the best way to nourish your family—and to be most efficient in your responsibilities.
The opposite of stress
The physiological response during TM has been found to be the extreme opposite of your body’s stress response. As your mind experiences quieter, subtler levels of the thinking process, and then transcends thought altogether, your body gains a state of profound rest, much deeper than ordinary relaxation. This deep, healing rest allows for accumulated knots of stress to be released—studies show that the body naturally restores balance where needed.
Resilience to stress
Research has found that TM practice has a truly holistic effect on health, with normalization of hormone levels, blood pressure and measurable improvements in diabetes, cholesterol, cardiovascular health and brain functioning. The body starts to maintain a more rested, calm and energetic style of functioning even outside of meditation, making us more resilient to stress.
Younger biological age
Stress is a major factor in how we age—even in how we look. Research has shown that people practicing TM have a much younger biological age than their chronological age: long-term TM meditators are an average of 12 years younger than their non-meditating counterparts. Daily TM practice allows a woman to stay balanced and connected to her inner vibrancy. Meditating women so often radiate a meditative glow of natural inner and outer beauty.
Those practicing the TM technique showed higher levels of plasma DHEA-S than controls. Journal of Behavioral Medicine 15: 327-341, 1992.
Those practicing the TM technique required significantly less hospitalization for both medical and surgical procedures in comparison to the average of all other insured persons. Psychosomatic Medicine 49: 493-507, 1987.