29 Jun '11, 6pm

Meditation Can Cut Your Risk of Heart Attack Nearly in Half

Meditation Can Cut Your Risk of Heart Attack Nearly in Half

proponent of regular meditation . I tell my yoga students that I'll miss a day of yoga practice, but I'll rarely miss a day of meditation. In my class yesterday I discussed how meditation or the study of the self was the key to happiness . But research is showing that regular meditation is not only the key to happiness and self awareness, it also has huge benefits on heart health. New research is finding that daily meditation can cut your risk of a sudden heart attack in half. It also lowers your heart rate and blood pressure, reduces total cholesterol, and reduces insulin resistance. The research was primarily based on a type of meditation called Transcendental Meditation (TM) , done twice daily for 20 minutes each time. The meditation is based on the repetition of a peaceful word over and over again. The most recent study done, reported on MediFast Health was NIH-funded ...

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