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How to Lower Your Blood Pressure With Meditation

How to Lower Your Blood Pressure With Meditation

High blood pressure. It is a serious condition that impacts millions of people from all different backgrounds. High blood pressure has no symptoms, but it is very serious. It can cause issue like stroke or heart disease. High blood pressure is anything above 140/90. 

High blood pressure is a very serious condition. It can also be a side effect of different serious health problems. Either way, it is important to know how to get your high blood pressure under control and maintain healthy levels.

If you only have a mild case of high blood pressure and if your doctor doesn’t think you need to be on prescription medication, then you can try a more natural approach and use meditation to lower your blood pressure.

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Why Meditation?

Many times, stress can be the cause of elevating blood pressure. Even those who are physically fit can struggle with high blood pressure if they are too stressed, and meditation is one of the most proven strategies to help lower and control harmful stress such as this.

In fact, many studies show that patients who regularly meditation are less likely to need blood pressure medication.

Using meditation to lower your blood pressure is a safe and natural approach that not only doesn’t have any negative side effects, but it can also come with a few additional perks as well.

People who regularly use meditation to control their blood pressure will typically find there are additional benefits that come with daily meditation. This practice has proven to help people with stress management, it helps people with their anxiety and focus and it promotes healthy sleep.

In short, using meditation may not only lower your blood pressure but it will help with other areas of your health as well. 


How to Meditate for Blood Pressure Management 

If you are considering meditation for blood pressure management, you don’t need to dedicate a lot of time to the practice. The great thing about meditation is that you only need to do it for 15-20 minutes per day in order to see some outstanding benefits.

You can meditate virtually any time during the day, depending on your preference. It’s just like working out—there is no one time of time. The best time is any time you will actually do it. Some experts say the easiest time to meditate is in the morning before you are overwhelmed with outside influences. However, if you aren’t a morning person, don’t try to puh morning meditation.

Once you’ve found the right 20 minute window in your day, here’s how to start your meditative practice. 

  • Find a comfortable place. Find a place to sit in the home that is calm, quiet and comfortable, where you can meditate without distraction. You should be comfortable and not feel like you need to move or fidget. 
  • Set a timer. Start with short time increments such as 5 minutes when you are first getting started and build from there. Don’t watch the timer as it counts down, but always have one set so you know when to stop.
  • Pay attention to your body. You should always be paying close attention to your body. We recommend sitting with your feet firmly on the floor, and make sure you pay close attention to how your body feels in this position.
  • Start breathing slowly. Feel your breath moving through your body. Follow the sensation of your breath as it moves through your body. Notice the sensation of air filling your lungs as you take in slow and steady breaths. 
  • Refocus your attention on your breath as needed. If your mind wanders or if you start thinking about anything other than your breath, that is OK. Just refocus your attention on your breath. This should be your main focus while you meditate and nothing more.
  • End on a positive note. When your session has come to a close, open your eyes, lift your gaze and pay close attention to how you feel. End with a positive thought about your day, your, life or your practice. 

That is it! This is all you need to do. Your practice is over and you can repeat it again the next day. Work your way up from 5 minutes to 20 minutes. Some more practiced individuals will meditate for longer, but most experts believe 20 minutes at a time is enough to start seeing results. 

Meditation isn’t difficult and it doesn’t require a lot of time, but it can deliver a number of outstanding benefits.

You should always be checking up on your blood pressure and making sure you are monitoring your numbers. If you continue to experience abnormally high numbers, it may be time to consult a doctor. But with regular meditation you should start seeing significant improvements in your blood pressure.

If you are already on blood pressure medication, make sure to consult with your doctor before going off your medication.

There are so many people who struggle with high blood pressure and who have found that meditation can help. Have you tried meditation for your high blood pressure yet? 


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