Meditation reduces your risk of heart attack by half
The article discusses the heart-attack-reducing benefits of Transcendental Meditation (known as TM):
Stress is a major factor in heart disease and meditation experts say the technique can help control it. [People] with heart disease who practised Transcendental Meditation cut their chances of a heart attack, stroke and death by half, compared with non-meditating patients, the first study of its kind has found.
TM is significantly different from the kind of Buddhist meditation I practice and have written about, but it’s becoming more and more obvious that this kind of practice is incredibly beneficial to both the body and mind.