Treating High Blood pressure with Meditation
Treating high blood pressure with meditation is easy you are not solely limited to the use of drugs. You can lower your blood pressure naturally. Meditation has been proven to have a significant effect on lowering blood pressure.
Always try the natural methods like meditation, diet and life style adjustments before having to rely on medication which often can have negative side effects. Now please do not read this and think you can stop taking your medication and follow these recommendations and everything will be better. Make sure if you are on medication to talk with your doctor and let him know that you are starting to make some life adjustments with meditation, diet and activities and he will help you monitor how you are doing and hopefully can slowly decrease the medication you are on and very possibly quit taking it all together.
About 50 million adults in the United States alone are living with high blood pressure/hypertension. When left untreated this can damage the kidneys, lead to heart attack, or stroke and even heart failure. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S. and the simple practice of mindfulness and meditation can reduce your chance significantly helping to keep you healthy and strong well in to your later years.
How Can Meditation Be Used For Treating High Blood Pressure?
There have been hundreds of studies that show what I am saying to be true. Check out this video of a study done by Howard University and how meditation is used to lower blood pressure.
How Do You Get Started With Treating High Blood Pressure with Meditation?
1- Find a meditation practices that fit your current life style.
2- Find a teacher that is well versed in living the practice of meditation.
3- Have time marked off every day to be consistent with your practice.
4- Use active meditations throughout your day to help keep your focus and build your awareness. (These are great for those of us who are busy because they can be done in as little as 2-3 minutes). To learn more about active meditations check out the Meditation Mastery Plan.
5- Understand that your meditation practice will evolve and change with time so it is important to have an educated plan with your practice.
Meditation is an amazing practice and you will find once you begin that many other benefits will start to unfold as you build a practice in to your life. There are so many methods of meditation you can find the right one for you. I often hear people say “I tried meditation and it did not work for me”.
A common misconception that people face when looking into meditation is that all meditation is the same. What works for one person may not work for another. This is why it is important to find help when building your practice.
Start slowly and remember that there is no destination. You do not have to “quiet your mind”. I have heard many people say that they cannot quiet their mind so meditation does not work for them. You can learn to relax your mind and it will naturally slow down decreasing stress. Any experienced meditation practitioner will tell you that making the mind quiet is no easy task and it takes years of practice to catch glimpses of a quiet mind.
That said the practice of slowing down and relaxing the mind will offer many benefits. So start your practice with the idea of just enjoying the moment and settle in to your breath, posture and mind.
When you are taking your family to Disneyland are you rushed and stressed packing your clothes and hurrying to get there so you can have a good time? Then once you get there now you can enjoy the park. Or do you have fun with your kids talking about all you will do enjoying the preparations and the journey to the park? Meditation is like this you do not need to wait until you arrive to enjoy the destination.