Taking medications is not the only working method to lower blood pressure. It can also be done naturally when done the right way. Basic natural treatments like regular exercise, diet lifestyle changes, and relaxation method like meditation can have a significant effect.
Robert Schneider who is the Dean of the College of Maharishi Vedic Medicine at the Maharishi University of Management in Fairfield talked about meditation as an effective way to treat high blood pressure, and he advised “Meditation, not medication.” High blood pressure is a serious medical condition, and the devastating effect is widely discussed in all available forums and media. Research by WHO once shows that the three leading causes of death, in the U.S. are Heart disease (heart failure, heart attack) and stroke.
Research by Dr. R. Schneider and many other leading medics in the country is worried due to citing statistics from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI). Their research shows that about 50 million adults in the United States are suffering from high blood pressure and if they are left untreated it can be serious life treat – the sooner the treatment, the better their condition.
Many studies over the years have been conducted by many institutes to understand how meditation like Transcendental Meditation can help lower blood pressure. And surprisingly or not the studies have repeatedly shown that meditation can be effective in easing stress which is one of the major risk factors for developing cardiovascular problems and stroke. Dr. R. Schneider when speaking on Transcendental Meditation says “Transcendental Meditation is a simple mind-body meditation technique that allows you to gain a unique state of restful awareness or alertness.”
Transcendental Meditation is a type of meditation that involves sitting comfortably and closing the eyes for about 20 minutes, and it should be done twice a day, for the mind and body to be able to achieve a quality rest. While in the relax mode with your eyes closed in a quiet place and a comfortable position, for twice a day and 20 minutes a session, Transcendental Meditation requires repetition of the “mantra.” Transcendental Meditation is the only one that has been thoroughly studied and found to be able to reduce the risk factor for heart disease among many other meditative techniques.
When Transcendental Meditation gets you in deep rest, it will spark biochemical changes and helps the body and mind reach a more balanced state. Such a more balanced state is triggering the self-repair mechanism of the body. Transcendental Meditation has also been proven to help reduce systolic blood pressure by more than 10 points and diastolic pressure by more than 6 (without the help of any medication) according to a study led by Dr. Schneider and reported in 1995. Many simple techniques can be used to lower blood pressure gradually to retake control of your life and Transcendental Meditation is one of them.