Hypertension and meditation

For patients with hypertension it is important to learn to cope with stress. Meditation helps to calm the mind, tensions and stress can be reduced.

The word meditation comes from the Latin meditatio and means something similar to: ‘orientation towards the centre’.
Through attentiveness and concentration exercises, the mind should be calm and collected. Regular meditation has a calming effect. The meditative state is neurologically measurable as a change in the sequence of brain waves. The heartbeat slows, breathing deepens and muscle tension is reduced.

The effects of meditation are:

  • Physical relaxation
  • Reduction of mental tension, anxiety, guilt
  • Reduction of stress-related anomalies: Sleeplessness, stuttering, hypertension, cardiac arrhythmias
  • Improvement to the overall mood
  • More creativity, energy and productivity
  • Physical relaxation

What do you need for meditation?

Hypertension and stress