When it comes to high blood pressure, it has been researched and shown that only 1 in every 4 people that have high blood pressure, actually have their high blood pressure under control. High blood pressure can be caused by a lot of different factors, especially in today’s society, when it seems like everyone is in a hurry and on the go. High blood pressure can be caused, by being overweight, not having enough physical activity in your life, bottling in stress from work or home, and a poor diet consisting of high levels of sodium.
One important, simple, and natural way to lower your blood pressure is by focusing on your breathing. By sitting simply focusing on your breathing and taking slow deep breaths, you can lower blood pressure.
When it comes to breathing, breathing deeply and slowly can actually help your body to relax and calm itself down, thus lowering your heart rate and reducing that stress that is known for increasing your blood pressure. When you breath deeper, you are actually helping your body get rid of that excess sodium due to the salt being broken down by the deeper breathing. When it comes to breathing deeper and lowering your blood pressure, there is actually a method to it in order to get the best benefits from it. For instance, you will want to take and inhale slowly for 3 seconds, then you will want exhale slowly for 3 seconds. Research has shown that breathing 6 cycles a minute can help reduce blood pressure more significantly. So, as you start your breathing cycles you will start inhaling and exhaling for 3 seconds each and work on increasing your inhale and exhale times to 5 seconds a piece. Once you reach 5 seconds per inhale and per exhale, you will have worked your way up to 6 cycles per minute, thus improving your breathing and blood pressure levels.