Transcendental Meditation is on the rise. Some high powered executives use it to focus at work and practicing the meditation for just twenty minutes a day, twice daily has helped people lose weight, thrive at work, and lessen their risk of heart disease. There are many positive health benefits to practicing transcendental meditation and more and more are discovered. Big names are talking about the benefits of practice like Oprah, Heather Graham, Russell Brand, Dr. Oz, and the American Heart Association.

To practice transcendental meditation you sit quietly twice a day for twenty minutes while silently repeating a mantra. There have been over 350 studies to confirm that this will have a positive impact on your life.

One proven positive benefit is that this type of meditation can amp up your workout. You will find you have more energy, increased focus, and a better night’s sleep each night. It also will give you a higher threshold for discomfort and pain, which may allow you to push through at the end of a hard workout.

Transcendental-meditation-for-heart-healthThis type of meditation can lower your blood pressure and decrease your risk of having a heart attack or a stroke. It will also lower your risk of heart disease, according to a study published in the journal, Circulation.

Transcendental Meditation can also help you to lose weight by decreasing stress. The less stress you have in your life the less cortisol your body will produce, resulting in less stress eating. The meditation also helps to suppress food cravings because you will be in a more balanced mental and physical state. You will know how to listen to your body more acutely and can recognize the difference between hunger and anxiousness.

A study concluded that TM can help improve relationship because after meditation you have a higher appreciation of others. A certified TM teacher in New York City, Rachel Katz says that, “by strengthening synaptic connections in the brain, TM helps us to gain patience, be a better listener, and see more value in others and our relationships.”

These are just a few of the many positive benefits of transcendental meditation. If you want to give it a go, visit TM.org to find a certified teacher to get you started. After you are trained you can practice on your own and use this technique to help you in your daily life.

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