How to Incorporate Meditation into Your Life – Part One

In this two-part series we are going to explore the proven benefits of meditation in the treatment of heart disease in women; and how you can easily apply these methods to your own life so you can maintain a healthy heart.

As we discussed in Meditation Is Good For Your Heart, meditation is a vital component of recovery after a heart attack, and is ideal for the prevention of heart disease in healthy women and cardiac patients alike.

Meditation has been practised all over the world for thousands of years, and one effective form that we mentioned in Meditation Is Good For Your Heart is known as Transcendental Meditation, or TM. TM is practised by millions of people across the globe and can take as little as 15-20 minutes of your time each day. We will explore this in greater detail in part two of this two-part series.

A study conducted by a professor of the Maharishi University of Management,  which was created by the founder of Transcendental Meditation, demonstrated a 48% decrease in risk factors for heart disease in the participants who had been meditating. A reduction of 4.9 mm Hg in systolic blood pressure was also reported in the group who had been practising TM.

Regular meditation will lead to much greater ease-of-mind, as well as lowering your resting heart rate and reducing emotional stress and anxiety, leading to a decrease in potentially harmful stress hormones such as cortisol. These are all very important factors for women with heart disease.

This has massive implications when you consider that you have, within your own mind and body, unfettered access to simple techniques that could dramatically improve your health and reduce the risk of heart disease for you in the future.

Are you still doubtful? Give it a try and see for yourself. In part two we are going to take a closer look at how you can go about incorporating meditation into your daily routine so that you can begin reaping the benefits of these age-old methods of soothing the mind and body.

For more information read, A Woman’s Heart Attack: What Your Doctor May Not Tell You: What Every Women Needs to Know to Prevent, Recover, and Heal from a Heart Attack.  Although, this book was written with the female heart in mind, there are many aspects that are equally important for men  recovering and healing from a heart attack or heart failure.

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Stress Reduction in the Secondary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease

Effectiveness of Transcendental Meditation on Functional Capacity and Quality of Life of African Americans with Congestive Heart Failure: A Randomized Control Study

Strongest Study Yet Shows Meditation Can Lower Risk Of Heart Attack And Stroke

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