Relaxation Reduces Blood Pressure, Besides Stress And Anxiety
It Produces Physical Changes And Also Changes In Gene Expressions
Relaxation is a successful technique for treating stress and anxiety. According to researchers, it can be also used for reducing high blood pressure. This is because relaxation is not only related to a state of mind, it also causes physical interventions in the body that have a positive effect on lowering blood pressure. Relaxation lowers the breathing rate and heart rate, and its long-term use has been linked to increased brain thickness and specific changes in gene expression. In the study, participants went through a series of sessions including diaphragmatic breathing, mindfulness meditation, and mantra repetition. After the study, more than half of the participants experienced a significant decrease in blood pressure. Additional info click here.