Meditation helps with Hypertension

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Sahaja Yoga Meditation - Scientific StudiesHigh blood pressure (HBP) or hypertension means high pressure (tension) in the arteries. Arteries are vessels that carry blood from the pumping heart to all the tissues and organs of the body. High blood pressure does not mean excessive emotional tension, although emotional tension and stress can temporarily increase blood pressure. Normal blood pressure is below 120/80; blood pressure between 120/80 and 139/89 is called "pre-hypertension", and a blood pressure of 140/90 or above is considered high.

The top number, the systolic blood pressure, corresponds to the pressure in the arteries as the heart contracts and pumps blood forward into the arteries. The bottom number, the diastolic pressure, represents the pressure in the arteries as the heart relaxes after the contraction. The diastolic pressure reflects the lowest pressure to which the arteries are exposed.

An elevation of the systolic and/or diastolic blood pressure increases the risk of developing heart (cardiac) disease, kidney (renal) disease, hardening of the arteries (atherosclerosis or arteriosclerosis), eye damage, and stroke (brain damage). These complications of hypertension are often referred to as end-organ damage because damage to these organs is the end result of chronic (long duration) high blood pressure. For that reason, the diagnosis of high blood pressure is important so efforts can be made to normalize blood pressure and prevent complications.

It was previously thought that rises in diastolic blood pressure were a more important risk factor than systolic elevations, but it is now known that in people 50 years or older systolic hypertension represents a greater risk.

The symptoms of hypertension include:

  1. Chest pain
  2. Confusion
  3. Ear noise or buzzing
  4. Irregular heartbeat
  5. Nosebleed
  6. Tiredness
  7. Vision changes

Benefits of meditation in Hypertension

Medical Research conducted by physiology department of the Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi, India and Sucheta Kripalani Hospital on varied groups of individual Sahaja-Yoga meditators has revealed that the practice of Sahaja Yoga is accompanied by a decrease in tension, stress, anxiety, depression and hypertension.

These studies were conducted upon 10 people in the age group of 35 to 50. They were from the department of Physiology and had no previous training in any form of yoga, meditation. They were given two days training by a qualified Sahaja Yoga teacher in the physiology department. Thereafter they practiced it 20 minutes daily, for a few weeks, under the watchful eyes of the tutor

At fixed intervals doctors studied the effect of Sahaja Yoga on the heart rate, blood pressure, the level of the blood lactic acid, VMA in urine, which indicates secretion of adrenalin by the body and the galvanic skin resistance (GSR), which shows whether the patients were tensed or relaxed. All 10 were patients of hypertension; some of them were on drugs. As the Sahaja Yoga practice progressed, the medicines were reduced and finally stopped. In the 12 weeks the diastolic blood pressure dropped from the 100 to 80 and the adrenalin flow, also dropped. The GSR in the group changed from 43.9 kohms to 164.7 kohms; Mean level being 103.9 kohms

Many people practicing Sahaja Yoga Meditation regularly had already reported empirically what has now been confirmed by medical research. The outcomes of the research have shown that practice of Sahaja Yoga has had various healing effects on the mind and body leading to improvements in quality of life. Various other benefits of Sahaja Yoga on all living things including plant growth etc are being considerably researched around the globe.

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  • RODNEY DURAN
    Oct 8, 2010
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    I AM REALLY INTERESTED IN BRINGING DOWN MY READINGS BECAUSE ALREADY I’VE HAD MANY PEOPLE STARTLED AT MY READINGS WITH TOO MANY QUESTIONS, AND IT LEAVES ME REALIZING I NEED TO DO SOMETHING FOR MY GOOD. WHEREAS THEN AGAIN I HAVE A RAMPANT PROBLEM OF RACING WITH MY MIND ON SIMPLE ASSIGNMENTS WITH TO MANY
    WORRIES AND SUPPOSED CARES. WHERE I KNOW I NEEDN’T WORRY BECAUSE WITH GOOD
    EVERYTHING COMES OUT THE WAY IT SHOULD. AND FOR INSTANCE THERE I KNOW I NEED TO THINK MORE POSITIVELY FOR MYSELF. AND NOT WORRY ABOUT LOOKING BACK.
    THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP AND I DO HOPE TO HAVE MORE CONTACT WITH YOU
    ONCE AGAIN THANK YOU;
    B[email protected]

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  • Kevin
    Mar 14, 2011
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    I RECENTLY COMMENCED SAHAJA MEDITATION AND MY TEACHER HAS REFERRED ME TO YOUR WEBSITE BECAUSE I HAVE CRONIC HYPERTENSION WHICH RESISTS MEDICAL DRUG TREATMENT AND HAS DONE SO FOR 40 YEARS. TYPICAL READINGS ARE AROUND 155/55. IF I UNDERTAKE SAHAJA PRACTICES ON A DAILY BASIS FOR A TOTAL OF 1 HOUR OR SO WHAT BENEFITS MIGHT I REASONABLY EXPECT. aT PRESENT ON A CASUAL BASIS I CAN ACHIEVE 130/60 WITH EFFORTS AT RELAXATION AND BREATH TECHNIQUES. I AM 70 YEARS OLD AND OTHERWISE FIT AND ACTIVE.

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  • ahmad
    Feb 4, 2012
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    dear Mrs/Mr
    good day
    i am pleased to wright for your good site with hope to get help in order to understanding more about my health state. i am 46 years old ,about 4 or five years ago i noticed that may be i have a hypertension that was during an check up , seance that’s date i watch it and trying to correct by life style (sports,smoking quit and diet ) and i successes 115/78 . but for short time (less than a year ) and slowly slowly start to smoke , decrease sports and gain weight now i am 84 kg it means about 8 kg over my healthy weight . about tow months ago and under doctor pressure (depending on echocardiography report) i start meditation (diesertam -co 160 mg) for one month and now i quit it my average readings is 140/90. actually i have tow questions 1- can use the medicine when its needed and then quit and so on 2- is my echocardiogaphy report is up normal . because i read about sport men hearts can be larger than normal although i am not a sport man
    thank you

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  • ahmad
    Feb 4, 2012
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    thank you

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  • Paul
    Sep 24, 2013
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    Really enjoyed reading this, especially since I personally am plagued by anxiety and high blood pressure.

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  • raman singh
    Apr 13, 2014
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    Meditation book and CD

    Meditation place in jammu

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    Erwan
    April 25th, 2014

    Dear Raman,

    there goes a link below with an address in Jammu, contact that place to perhaps find books and CD:
    http://www.sahajayoga.org.in/meditation-centers?tid=23#block-block-17

    There are also three pages where you can stream music live directly from the website: for children, music therapy and for general meditation.
    http://www.freemeditation.com/online-meditation/sahaj-meditation-music-for-children/
    http://www.freemeditation.com/music/
    http://www.freemeditation.com/sahaja-yoga/music-in-sahaja-yoga/

    There is also specifically some fantastic music by the Australian group ‘Music of Joy’. You can preview a lot of their music directly from our website, and buy the music via download
    or CD from their website at: http://www.musicofjoy.com.au.
    Another quality Sahaj group is Nirmal Bhakti and you can find their website and ordering details at http://www.nirmalbhakti.com/

    Warm regards,
    Erwan

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