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Published on July 4th, 2011 | by Becky Striepe

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Feelgood Fitness: Meditiation for a Healthy Heart

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Meditation is great for your body, mind, and spirit, but it turns out it also benefits heart health!

We know that beauty is more than skin deep, and every once in a while a study comes out that shows just how powerful taking care of our bodies and minds can be. A recent NIH-funded study showed that transcendental meditation helps reduce the risk of heart attack in at-risk patients.

Meditation didn’t just help these patients a bit, but it actually cut the risk of heart attack and stroke by almost 50 percent!

What is Transcendental Mediation?

Transcendental meditation focuses on finding the “space between your thoughts” to get in touch with your inner energy and creativity at the most basic level. Here’s Deepak Chopra talking a bit more about this meditation technique:

Patients also saw a drop in blood pressure and reported reduced stress. If meditation can achieve all of this for at-risk patients, imagine the good that it can do for the rest of us!

Meditation Tips from Feelgood Style:

Do any of you practice meditation or transcendental meditation? I’d love to hear your experiences in the comments!

h/t: Planet Green

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My name is Becky Striepe (rhymes with “sleepy”), and I am a crafts and food writer from Atlanta, Georgia with a passion for making our planet a healthier, happier, and more compassionate place to live. My mission is to make vegan food and crafts accessible to everyone!. If you like my work, you can also find me on Twitter, Facebook, and .



  • http://Web FireFly

    I’ve been doing TM for a long time and I really like it. I tried other meditations first but TM is much easier (at least for me) and also I go really deep inside where the other meditations I tried were more superficial. I always recommend it to friends.

    • http://importantmedia.org/members/beckyanne/ Becky Striepe

      Thanks for sharing your experience, FireFly! Did you take classes to get started, or just read up and go from there?

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