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As incredible as this may sound, it can be confirmed quite easily, and this is exactly what happened in the research. By measuring several variables, scientists are usually able to predict your age quite accurately. In other words, the “biological age” as it can be measured, corresponds for most people with the chronological age. Someone who is 55 years old, on average, will also function biologically as someone who is 55 years old.
In the same way, one can measure objectively whether Transcendental Meditation practitioners are effectively becoming younger and by how much. A study with 84 subjects showed that TM practitioners who have practiced the technique for 2.9 years on average, are 5 years biologically younger than the norm. Long term practitioners, who, on average, were using the Transcendental Meditation technique for 7.1 years, were biologically even 12 years younger than their chronological age would predict. Reference:International Journal of Neuroscience 16: 53–58, 1982.
So we could say that the time we will invest to practice Transcendental Meditation (2 times, 20 minutes per day), will give us a very big return on investment later in life. Not only do we live longer, but also the quality of life will be better.