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Reversal of the Aging Process

Biological age measures how old a person is physiologically. As a group, long-term meditators who had been practicing Transcendental Meditation for more than 5 years were physiologically 12 years younger than their chronological age, as measured by reduction of blood pressure, and better near-point vision and auditory discrimination. Short-term meditators were physiologically 5 years younger than their chronological age. The study controlled for the effects of diet and exercise.

The Effects of the Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi program on the aging process, International Journal of Neuroscience 16 (1): 53­58, 1982.