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Five new findings about stress - and how Transcendental Meditation can help
by Linda Mainquist
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2 April 2013
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The article by Linda Mainquist begins, ''Getting rid of stress so that we can have a calm, creative mind is a good reason to practice the Transcendental Meditation (TM) technique each day. Scientists seem to keep giving us even more incentives to meditate.''
She lists five new research findings about the effects of stress, highlighted in a recent Huffington Post article by Amanda Chan:
1) Stress weakens our body's ability to heal
2) Stress shrinks the brain
3) Stress prematurely ages children
4) Stress could negatively affect your child's genes
5) Stress makes colds worse
''Fortunately,'' Ms. Mainquist points out, ''our bodies are designed to eliminate stress, and daily Transcendental Meditation practice has been found to be a natural way to give the nervous system a means to gain the kind of deep rest that gives our bodies a chance to release stress.''
She cites ''scientific studies [showing] that the daily practice of the TM technique helps eliminate stress and increases a person's resistance to stress.''
The article also quotes from the recently updated book, Transcendental Meditation: The Essential Teachings of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, by Jack Forem, about the value of the technique in releasing stress: ''TM, by providing the depth of rest necessary to dissolve . . . stress, clears the system day by day for healthier functioning and greater enjoyment.''
''Thus it's no wonder,'' Ms. Mainquist concludes, 'that more and more doctors, including bestselling authors Norman Rosenthal, M.D., and Pamela Peeke, M.D., are prescribing the TM technique to their patients. And with the compelling data showing that TM practice not only reduces stress but also cuts medical expenditures, it may not be long before the Transcendental Meditation program is incorporated as a core component in the health care programs in the private and public sectors, which are looking for evidence-based approaches to reduce spiraling costs.''
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