Pedram Shojai is an acclaimed Qi Gong master, you can read more about him at the bottom of the page.
Meditation and controlled breathing have both been proven to help lower blood pressure (and reduce stress and combat anxiety). There are several expensive devices which can be purchased to aid meditation/controlled breathing, but why not try our authentic blood pressure lowering/stress reducing (MP3) meditation session from Qi Gong master, Pedram Shojai.
I have a personal experience with controlled breathing and I would recommend doing the meditation every other day, as studies have shown this is most beneficial for lowering blood pressure. That said, if you can manage to do it daily, go for it, as you will still experience the other benefits of meditation and feel a great sense of relaxation.
Over to Pedram for a brief introduction to the meditation.
Meditation is about mindfulness and presence. There are a variety of types of practice out there with many different aims. To reduce blood pressure, we want to emphasize breathing techniques that calm the sympathetic and activate the parasympathetic nervous systems. It is really important to keep the tip of the tongue touching the roof of the mouth and stay aware of the our breath. In through the nose and out mouth is where the magic happens. Keep up with this practice and keep track of your blood pressure to see how it moves the numbers. Remember to have fun with it and relax into the practice!
Pedram Shojai is an acclaimed Qi Gong master, herbalist, and talented Acupuncturist. He comes from an unbroken line of masters and is an ordained minister of a Taoist tradition of yoga. Having studied a variety of Alchemical systems, Pedram uses his friendly teaching style to impart esoteric concepts to English-speaking audiences. He teaches philosophy,meditation, Qi Gong, and healing techniques to audiences worldwide. He is currently involved in a couple of meaningful documentaries, the first of which is set to release in the summer of 2012.
His new book, “Rise and Shine – Awaken your Energy Body with Taoist Alchemy and Qi Gong” has received much critical acclaim.
He has studied yoga, meditation, Qi Gong, Tai Chi, Kung Fu, and healing for years and has taken sabbatical in the Andes and Himalayas. Pedram uses a no-nonsense approach to teaching the esoteric arts and holds each student personally accountable for their own liberation and enlightenment. Every student must find their way…we are here to help but nobody can do it for you.
You can read more about Pedram here<
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