If you want to manage blood pressure or are in the pre-hypertension stage, you can benefit from lifestyle changes and natural remedies to help lower your blood pressure. Even if you don’t have high BP, you should learn relaxation breathing to help you manage stress.
Breathing slowly and deeply and rhythmically is one of the best ways to control stress. This website is all about using the breath for simple relaxation to meditation (if you are interested). It all starts with the breath.
Heart Breathing is a variation on relaxation breathing that you can try too. This practice will reduce feelings of stress, and increase feelings of optimism, appreciation and energy.
Does Stress Cause High Blood Pressure?
Stress can make your blood pressure go up for a while, and has been thought to contribute to hypertension. The long-term effects of stress are known to be hard on your heart. Stress does indeed kill. So don’t let it get the best of you.
Stress management techniques like breathing or meditation may or may not prevent high BP. But these techniques may have other benefits like making you feel better, reducing your anger, helping you be more comfortable with your emotional body, or give you control over your eating.
Should I Consider a Biofeedback Product?
Yes you should consider biofeedback as a stress management tool that may help you manage blood pressure too.
Modern biofeedback is powerful and fun to use. Some of the products I use and recommend are:
- emWave Personal Stress Reliever by HeartMath. This wonderful device will help you significantly reduce your stress and increase your feelings of well-being.
- emWave Desktop is a scientifically validated hardware/software system that teaches techniques to help you create an optimal state in which the heart, mind and emotions are operating in-sync and balance. I love using this product, playing its games and practicing heart coherence.
- Wild Divine Relaxing Rhythms. This bundle of software turns your computer into a meditation station, to unlock your full physical and mental potential. It will promote slow and easy abdominal breathing and connecting with positive emotions.
Learn with expert guided meditation mentors Deepak Chopra, Dr Andrew Weil, and Dr Dean Ornish who will walk you, step-by-step, through deep breathing exercises, guided meditations, and an inspirational journey towards aiding you in taking control of your emotions and state of happiness. This fantastic program will teach you alot about your inner workings and how to manage blood pressure to boot!
Be sure to read my free eBook Listen to Your Heart to learn about the heart healing process that includes lots of breathing practices.