BBC News: Meditation lowers blood pressure. “Transcendental meditation may be one way to keep the heart healthy, say researchers who have discovered how it keeps blood pressure low.”
The Guardian: Does TM work? On 1 March 2014, one of the biggest British national daily newspapers, The Guardian, published a long article on the Transcendental Meditation practice. Staff journalist Stuart Heritage approached the topic from a very personal perspective: “First he tried sleep apps, then a flotation tank, then mindfulness – but nothing would stop the chatter in Stuart Heritage’s increasingly exhausted mind. Would Transcendental Meditation, currently enjoying a revival, do the trick?“ Peppered by tongue-in-cheek humour, the article has created quite a stir in Britain. According to trustworthy sources, the interest in learning the TM technique has simply skyrocketed in the weeks following the publication of the story.
Sunday Independent: Article. 24 Feb 2013. Meditation made me a little bit less of a moody cranky pants. Barry Egan tells how TM changed the way in which he looks at the world.
“At first I thought it was a bit crackpot, a new-age mumbo-jumbo. But once I stuck at it I began to see – this is the key word – change. Things became clearer…But doing TM did awaken something in me. I get less stressed. And once you keep meditating you tend to see the good in people and lose your capacity to judge people in any way other than a positive manner. Although there are possibly people who might disagree – my girlfriend, my sister, the copy-editors at the Sunday Independent – I think I am a little less of a moody crankypants because of TM.”
New Statesman: Article. 31 October 2013. David Lynch, renowned film director, gives his perspective on Transcendental Meditation.
“Transcending is a holistic experience, meaning that all avenues of life will start improving. The things that used to stress you will still be out there in the world but they will not be able to hit you so hard. You’ll still be able to feel sadness but the sadness won’t last so long. It will lift away more quickly. The same with anger; the anger will leave more quickly. It won’t stay with you and poison you and the environment. Fears begin to lift – you work in more and more freedom. This is a field of infinite creativity. You will see creativity and problem-solving start to expand. Through research, scientists know that IQ can go up because of transcending each day.
Happiness comes more and more and you feel good in your body and enjoy the doing of things more and more. The field within is a field of universal love. This universal love feeds personal love and relationships improve. This field within is a field of infinite energy. People today are so fatigued and here within each of us is an infinite amount of energy to fuel our work and play. There is infinite peace within and that is deep, deep contentment, harmony, coming up inside the human being. It is so beautiful“.
CNN video: TM helps war veterans overcome PTSD: US government gives $2.5 million grant to support research
CNN : Meditation helps patients with heart Disease “In a study of adults with coronary heart disease, 16 weeks of transcendental meditation not only led to significant reductions in blood pressure, but also improved heart rate variability and insulin resistance, which is associated with an increase risk of diabetes”
CNN: Depression, anxiety: What worked for me: Testimony how TM helped with a journalist’s depression, when nothing else seemed to work.
New York Times: Look who’s meditating now: Overview of some Famous TM practitioners, such as Russell Brand, David Lynch, George Lucas, Clint Eastwood and Dr. Oz.
New York Times: Accredited Bliss: In 2005, the NYT magazine has put “Transcendental Meditation in schools” at the top of their list of the best ideas of the year.
Wall Street Journal: A Transcendental cure for Post Traumatic Stress “One study of soldiers showed a 50% reduction in symptoms after eight weeks of [Transcendental] meditation”
Time Magazine: TM for PTSD “a peer-reviewed study finds that TM may have helped to alleviate symptoms of PTSD and improve quality of life in veterans of OEF/OIF with combat-related PTSD.”
Time Magazine: Strongest study yet shows meditation can lower risk of heart attack and stroke
Washington Post:Transcendental Meditation Improves life expectancy: A study that followed 202 people for 18 years…found in the TM group, in comparison to controls, 30 percent fewer deaths from cardiovascular disease and 23 percent fewer deaths overall
Newsweek: Can meditation help kids at risk? In the past decade or so, alternative and Eastern forms of health have been gaining traction in the mainstream, including for kids…TM itself, which is promoted as a 20-minute physiological technique that calms the mind and nervous system, is also showing profound results where practiced, according to proponents: better grades and SAT scores, less bullying, longer attention spans and happier kids. They point to a slew of recent medical studies to back up their claims.