A significant study showed that the well-known stress hormone plasma cortisol decreases during the actual practice of Transcendental Meditation. On the other hand the study showed that control subjects did not experience any significant change during ordinary relaxation.
Research reference: “Adrenocortical activity during meditation”, published in Hormones and Behavior 10(1): 54-60, 1978.
Increased Relaxation and less Stress through TM
Another study carried out over 3-months looked at managers and employees regularly practising the Transcendental Meditation technique in a Fortune 100 manufacturing company and also a smaller distribution-sales company.
The study showed increased relaxation and less stress among the TM meditators. Basically, TM practitioners displayed :
- More relaxed physiological functioning,
- A greater reduction in anxiety,
- Reduced tension on the job,
The study included comparisons with non-meditating control subjects who had similar job positions in the same companies.
Research reference: “A prospective study of the effects of the Transcendental Meditation programme in two business settings, Anxiety, Stress and Coping” Published in the International Journal 6: 245-262, 1993.
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