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Transcendental Meditation Reduces Heart Failure

A study published in Ethnicity & Disease states that Transcendental Meditation technique decreases congestive heart failure. The Transcendental Meditation program is the brainchild of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. The Hindu reportsResearchers from the University of Pennsylvania evaluated 23 African American men and women, average age 64, who were recently hospitalized with New York Heart Association class II or III congestive heart failure. Participants were randomized to either the Transcendental Meditation (TM) technique or health education—in addition to usual medical care. This press release issued by Eurekalert says that researchers measured changes in heart function with a six-minute walk test, and measures for quality of life, depression, and rehospitalisations. Changes in outcomes from baseline to three and six months after treatment were analyzed. According to lead author, Ravishankar Jayadevappa, Ph.D., of the University of Pennsylvania Department of Medicine, the TM group sig…

About Dnyaneshwari

Dnyaneshwari is a commentary on the Bhagavad Gita in Marathi by Saint Dnyaneshwar. It is one of the greatest commentaries on Bhagavad Gita and Saint Dnyaneshwar was only sixteen when he wrote it. Written in the 13th century, Dnyaneshwari brought the Bhagavad Gita to the common man, which until then was the monopoly of Sanskrit scholars. It is written in the verse form. Saint Dnyaneshwar has used numerous similes, day-to-day incidents and examples from nature to convey the meaning of Gita to common man. The commentary is especially noted for its discussion on Kundalini yoga.

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