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Meditation lowers heart rate, blood pressure
by Vikki Conwell
The Miami Herald Translate This Article
19 November 2006
On 19 November 2006 The Miami Herald reported:
About 10 million Americans say they practise meditation, which science says 'reduces pain, depression, and insomnia' and can also help 'improve outcomes for patients with cancer, diabetes and heart disease when combined with diet and exercise'. Transcendental Meditation experts Steven Rector, Kofi Kondwani and David Orme-Johnson all gave explanations to the Miami Herald about the effectiveness of TM.
It is a joy for Global Good News service to feature this news, which indicates the success of the life-supporting programmes Maharishi has designed to bring
fulfilment to the field of health.
Dr Rector, an emergency room physician and director of the TM Programme in Atlanta was quoted by the Miami Herald as saying that during the practice of TM 'the body and mind become profoundly settled and quiet yet you remain perfectly alert.'
Dr Kondwani, professor of meditation at Morehouse School of Medicine explained that during meditation the breath rate decreases up to 30 per cent, which allows a much deeper state of rest than even during deep sleep, helping the body to 'heal and cleanse'. The article also quoted psychologist and meditation researcher Dr Orme-Johnson as saying, 'The body knows to heal itself.'
Commercial real estate broker Mira Bergen whose 20 minutes of meditation each morning keep her focused said, 'I could not live without meditating. If I miss it, it's like not brushing my teeth.'
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