Can Meditation Help Lower My Heart Rate?


Meditation is a powerful tool that has been shown to improve overall health and well-being, including reducing the risk of heart disease.

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The physiological benefits of meditation include a decrease in stress hormones, improved breathing, a reduced heart rate, and lowered blood pressure.[Source:]

Physiological benefits:

By lowering cortisol and epinephrine levels, meditation relaxes the mind and regulates the hormone response to stress, thus lowering blood pressure. [Source: National Library of Medicine]

Lowers stress:

In 2013, the University of Sydney researchers discovered that meditation enhances your HRV [Heart Rate Variability], an indicator of physical and mental health. [Source:]

Enhances HRV:

The American Journal of Biomedical Science and Research reported as your meditation practice increases, your heart rate slows down and becomes more regular, preventing heart disease.[]

Regulates heart rate:

Meditation and life skills training has been shown to lower heart rate and systolic and diastolic blood pressure. [Source:]

Blood Pressure:

According to a study, "transcendental meditation," a type of meditation, is effective in lowering blood pressure in individuals with hypertension.[National Library of Medicine]

Transcendental meditation:

The effects of meditation on heart rate and blood pressure are due to the changes it causes in the autonomic nervous system, which regulates the functions of the heart and blood vessels.[National Library of Medicine]