How Meditation Can Improve Your Circulation And Blood Flow
Have you ever encountered someone using Tibetan singing bowls? Or do you know someone who does candle staring to meditate?
While meditation has always been there from centuries ago, this relaxation technique has been getting quite the attention of the medical community for its numerous science-backed benefits. The advantages they give range from helping people get a good night’s sleep to improving circulation and blood flow.
What is Meditation
Meditation, in summary, is a low-cost and safe practice that allows an individual to focus their mind and attain a calm state — mentally, emotionally, and even spiritually.
If a technique involves focusing only on a single point, it can be classified as concentration meditation. The wide range of methods includes breathing, staring at a candle flame, saying a single word or phrase over and over again, or hearing the sounds of gongs or Tibetan singing bowls.
As its name implies, this type of meditation that entices people to keenly observe and be aware of their own thoughts. This process has been beneficial to practitioners who want to become more conscious of men’s natural tendency to react to experiences and label them as pleasant or unpleasant.
Meditation: Is it Good for the Heart?
Heart disease remains at the No. 1 cause of death among people in the United States. Whether it’s because of one’s genes or lifestyle and eating habit, one thing is common: individuals affected by this condition — consciously or not — look for ways on how to overcome it. For some, it’s conventional medicine. For others, it’s the alternative counterpart.
In recent years, scientists and medical experts have also embarked on studies whether or not meditation can leave a positive impact on a person’s cardiovascular health. According to a statement released by the American Heart Association, meditation may have a positive impact on one’s cardiovascular health. Its benefits include the following:
It reduces your heart rate. Meditation is all about training your mind. If you’re stressed out, your heart reacts and dutifully delivers oxygen to your brain and other bodily organs. As you reach a state of deep relaxation through meditation, your heart rate will also be reduced.
It aids in lowering one’s blood pressure. Blood pressure is dependent on the amount of blood your heart is pumping. Having a high blood pressure is a major risk for heart disease. With meditation as heart rate is lowered, it will also lead to the decrease in one’s blood pressure.
It can lead to lower blood cortisol levels. Cortisol, a hormone released by the adrenal glands, aids one’s body in responding to stress. The more stress you encounter, the higher is the level of your blood cortisol. Meditation techniques (like listening to Tibetan singing bowls) help in coping with stress, subsequently lowering the body’s cortisol levels.
It boosts your immune system. If you have a well-functioning system, your body will have a sort of a well-organized army that combats with dangerous bacteria, viruses and other microorganisms that can harm our organs, including (and most especially) the heart.
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