Lower High Blood Pressure with Yoga

Lower High Blood Pressure with Yoga   By John M. de Castro, Ph.D.   “Yoga can reduce stress-induced hypertension, while addressing its underlying causes. It pacifies the sympathetic nervous system and slows down the heart, while teaching the muscles and mind to relax deeply.” – Marla Apt   High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) is an insidious […]

Reduce High Blood Pressure with Mindfulness

Reduce High Blood Pressure with Mindfulness   By John M. de Castro, Ph.D.   “meditators showed not only a significant reduction in blood pressure, but they also had nearly 50% lower rates of heart attack, stroke and mortality compared to non-meditating controls.” – Elaine Pomfrey   High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) is an insidious disease because there […]

Improve Elderly Blood Pressure and Waist Circumference with Tai Chi

Improve Elderly Blood Pressure and Waist Circumference with Tai Chi   By John M. de Castro, Ph.D.   “For those with limited space, tai chi may be an easier and more convenient than brisk walking as an anti-aging choice. Previous studies have shown tai chi also improves balance and may help boost brain functioning.” – Shinn-Zong Lin   Metabolic Syndrome is a […]

Control Blood Pressure with Mindfulness

“A chronic state of arousal isn’t healthy. It causes hypertension, and it has been implicated in diabetes, asthma, and various gastrointestinal disorders. Part of the arousal response is to turn off the immune system, so you are breaking down instead of healing yourself.” ~ Erika Friedmann   High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) is an insidious disease because there […]

Control Blood Pressure with Meditation

  “Maintaining good control of glucose and hypertension high blood pressure limits morbidity and mortality.” – Stuart Weiss High Blood pressure (hypertension) affects about 1/3 (70 million) of American adults. Hypertension is associated with heart disease, stroke, and kidney disease. It is sometimes called a silent killer as there are rarely any overt symptoms and the […]