Effect of Yoga and Meditation on Mild to Moderate Essential Hypertensives 21-26
Dr. Deepa T.
Senior Lecturer, Department of Physiology
Saveetha Dental College, Velappanchavadi
Hypertension is the most common cardiovascular disease affecting more than one billion people throughout the world. More than 95% of hypertensives belong to essential type, having no particular cause. By treating hypertension and factors contributing to it, both mortality and morbidity can be reduced. The objective of this study is to evaluate the effect of yoga and meditation on mild to moderate essential hypertensive patients.
These patients were divided in to two groups: (a)15 patients treated with antihypertensive drugs along with yoganidra, (b)15 patients on antihypertensive drugs alone. Yoganidra practiced for 45min daily in the morning and evening. Parameters were recorded at the beginning and again at the end of 3 months.
Results and Conclusion: The study showed a significant fall of mean blood pressure after 3 months of yoganidra.(P< .01,significant). Results of this study suggest that yoganidra can be used as adjunctive treatment with drug therapy on mild and moderate essential hypertensives.