Transcendental meditation teacher Kim Bemis will offer presentations at 2 and 4 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 12, to discuss how the TM technique can be effective in reducing heart disease and normalizing high blood pressure while lowering stress levels. Presentations will be held at the Lewes Public Library, 111 Adams Ave., Lewes.
The TM program is a simple, effortless procedure practiced 20 minutes twice daily while sitting comfortably with eyes closed.
February is Heart Month. More than 350 scientific research studies have found that the TM technique is beneficial in preventing and treating a wide range of ailments from anxiety and depression to insomnia and heart disease. A study published by the American Heart Association found that African Americans with heart disease who regularly practiced the TM technique were 48 percent less likely to have a heart attack, stroke or die compared to those who attended a health education class.
Bemis is a resident of Dagsboro. He has spent the last 20 years in the Himalayas studying meditation and yoga. He will also discuss his experiences during his time in India.
Dr. Uday Jani, an internist and integrative health practitioner in Milton, said, “The power of meditation to activate the body’s capacity for self-healing by reducing levels of stress-related hormones and strengthening the immune system has been well documented over the years. We are fortunate to be able to learn from master meditation teacher Kim Bemis, who draws on two decades of studying and living in the Himalayas to teach this remarkably effective technique in our community.”
For more information, call 302-236-8001 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.