The First Published Study on TM

Herbert Benson MD is a pioneer professor at Harvard Medical School, studying the physiological changes during meditation  techniques since 1968, along with Robert Keith Wallace PhD

Dr. Benson and Dr. Robert K. Wallace published first study,
"A wakeful hypometabolic physiologic state"
in the American Journal of Physiology, 1971

Oxygen consumption decreased during meditation

Carbon Dioxide output decreased during meditation

Rate of breathing decreased during meditation

Cellular ventilation decreased during meditation

PO2, or oxygen concentration in the blood
remained constant, even increasing slightly
Blood lactate levels, an indicator of stress, decreased during meditation

Oxygen consumption was deeper than during sleep

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