Improved Cognitive Performance
Through the Maharishi Rejuvenation Program
Graduate students who participated in the Maharishi Rejuvenation program improved significantly in comparison to controls on composite measures of general intelligence, short-term memory and long-term memory. Participants also reported significantly greater subjective alertness. Posttest scores were adjusted for pretest levels, and the research also controlled for expectation of benefit, differential motivation, and a variety of other factors.
The Maharishi Rejuvenation program eliminates accumulated impurities and helps to establish balance in the physiology, which results in better physical health (see page 170). Naturally, as physical health improves, mental health improves, and the mind begins to operate more efficiently, which directly improves cognitive performance.
Paper presented at the Twenty-Eighth Annual Meeting of the Society of Economic Botany, University of Illinois, Chicago, Illinois, June 1987: Improvements in Memory, Intelligence, Psychomotor Speed Alertness in Normal Subjects from an Ayurvedic Medicinal Herbal-Based Rejuvenal Therapy.
Dr. Reddy's Comments:
This study shows that the Maharishi Rejuvenation program strengthens the physiology to support clear and intelligent thinking. Like the previous study, it demonstrates that a physical approach can produce wide-ranging benefits for the mind. As physiological balance increases, one's thoughts and feelings naturally become more positive, productive and life-supporting. Maharishi Ayur-Veda health care aims to create total health in mind, body, behavior and environment. The Maharishi Rejuvenation program is only one of many approaches that work holistically to establish balance on all levels at once.