Decreased Stress

Increased levels of the hormone cortisol in the circulation are well established correlates of both acute and chronic stress.

The study shows that plasma cortisol decreased during Transcendental Meditation, whereas it did not change significantly in control subjects during ordinary relaxation.

Sources: The transcendental meditation technique, adrenocortical activity, and implications for stress, Experientia 34(5): 618-619, 1978. Adrenocortical activity during meditation, Hormones and Behavior 10(1): 54­60, 1978.

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