‘The practice, which involves the continual repeating of a mantra, was found to reduce high blood pressure, cholesterol and thickening of the arteries. It is also protects against diabetes.
“This is a seminal finding,” said Dr Norman Rosenthal of the American government’s National Institute of Mental Health.
“The prevention of heart attack and stroke and actual lengthening of lifespan by an alternative treatment method is exceedingly rare, if not unprecedented. “If Transcendental Meditation were a drug conferring so many benefits, it would be a billion-dollar blockbuster”.’