Meditation might help reduce some risk factors for heart disease, according to a new statement from the American Heart Association. The statement also indicated that a healthy lifestyle and medications to control high blood pressure and high cholesterol are the most effective way to prevent heart disease.
Dr. Glenn Levine, president of the group that drafted the declaration, and his colleagues reviewed studies on the usual types of meditation, seated, as in Zen meditation, Raja yoga and transcendental meditation, and their effects on the risk factors of heart disease. The researchers concluded that these types of meditation may be associated with a decrease in stress, anxiety and depression. In addition, it is associated with an improvement of sleep quality and general well-being.
It could also help to reduce blood pressure and help people to quit smoking. Levine emphasized that it is important that people do not use meditation as a substitute for traditional medicine.
The therapist Liliana Vasquez explains that the body’s health and well-being are different. Each one has its own immune system. While the body develops many kinds of pain, what we call disease, the soul suffers from many forms of diseases, to what we call suffering. “Stress can have a very detrimental effect on the physical and mental health. Meditation helps to remove stress and to restore harmony in the mind, which makes it a helps to maintain health,” said the expert.
Brahma Kumaris invites you to the workshop of quality of life ‘Meditation to avoid medication’ to learn how to manage emotions and to be sensitive to feed properly, this Saturday 7th October at 16h30. In Garzota II, Mz. 64, villa 1. Reports: 0987558109, 0983311349. Free entry. (I)