Meditation can Lower High Blood Pressure
About 75 million American adults have high blood pressure—that’s 1 in every 3 adults – and roughly 7 million people die each year from various illnesses associated with high blood pressure including heart failure and stroke.
Imagine if there was a method for lowering your blood pressure without the need for prescription drugs and medicines. Fortunately, science now supports the use of meditation for the non-pharmacologic management of hypertension.
There are many forms of meditation, but most, if not all of them, are geared to quiet the mind. Profoundly deep states of meditation are achieved when your brain is asleep or switched off (the ego is then switched off too), while you are increasingly more consciously aware. The resulting state of profound relaxation naturally transitions into a deep meditative state as your conscious awareness expands, while your brain and ego remain switched off. In learning to meditate in this manner you maximize the associated health benefits as your body is, and you learn what it feels like to be, maximally relaxed without stress (lower blood pressure, lower levels of stress hormones, reduced or absent anxiety, etc.). For many people that skill is never achieved and they stop, as they aren’t able to achieve a meaningful meditative state.
The American Heart Association recommends meditation for lowering high blood pressure.
Numerous scientific studies have found meditation to be effective for treating hypertension.
Meditation decreased blood pressure in association with decreased psychological distress, and increased coping in young adults at risk for hypertension.
Breathing awareness meditation produced a greater decrease in 24-hour systolic blood pressure compared with the other treatments and a decrease in diastolic blood pressure compared with life skills training.
Derive the Benefits of Meditation
The research tells a very compelling story, meditation is good for you. However, not everyone has an easy time meditating. In fact, most people find it difficult to meditate and, therefore, will never know the benefits meditation can provide. The SolTec Lounge makes meditation easy. Simply stated, the SolTec Lounge allows you to meditate by reducing mind chatter and calming the mind and body. Join a community of SolTec Lounge owners who have found an easier path to meditation. Order your Lounge today!