The Science

It wasn’t until the 1990’s that modern science began to study meditation in all of its forms.
(The word meditation here covers any mindful practice or technique which brings the mind to a single focus).

It has asked the questions:

  • Does meditation reduce stress in the eyes of modern science?
  • Does it change the shape of your brain?
  • Does it reduce anxiety, help relieve depression, make us more productive?
  • AND…does it help lower stress-related conditions such as low blood pressure?

There is plenty of research on this (we have offered a few publications below). You may or not choose to read them. You may or may not choose to believe them.
We’re not claiming our app to have a cure-all effect. The most conclusive proof you will have is when you try it for yourself.

There are many meditation and breathing techniques. Many are generic and may not bring immediate success.
This specific breathing technique has been designed by experts to lower hyper conditions, such as High Blood Pressure (Hypertension).
We chose this condition to launch with, because it’s measurable by instruments which are accessible to many at home, and because it’s a condition which afflicts over 75 million Americans alone.

Stress and anxiety can play a major role in Hypertension.

Physiological effects of anxiety include:

  • Numbness and tingling
  • Dizziness
  • Chest pain
  • Headaches
  • Neck tension
  • Stomach upset, nervous stomach
  • Pulsing in the ear
  • Burning skin
  • Fear of impending doom
  • Nausea
  • Shortness of breath
  • Electric shock feeling
  • Shooting pains in the face
  • Heart palpitations
  • Weakness in legs
  • Feeling like you are going crazy
  • Inability to rest
  • Sleep problems

According to anxiety center’s statistics over the last 10 years, 54 percent of women and 46 percent of men experience anxiety disorder.
Be your own science experiment. It is in no way harmful, complies with all FCA standards, and teaches you to be more efficient something that you do all the time anyway. Breathe. You have nothing to lose, and everything to gain.

It’s Breath Taking

Slow Breathing Improves Arterial Baroreflex Sensitivity and Decreases Blood Pressure in Essential Hypertension

AHA Journal September 29, 2005
“Slow breathing decreased systolic and diastolic pressures in hypertensive subjects”

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The Science of Yogic Breathing

Dr. Sundar Balasubramanian

“Breathe. Exhale. Repeat: The Benefits of Controlled Breathing”

New York Times. Nov 9, 2016
“When you take slow, steady breaths, your brain gets the message that all is well and activates the parasympathetic response, said Dr. Brown. When you take shallow rapid breaths or hold your breath, the sympathetic response is activated. “If you breathe correctly, your mind will calm down….”

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Yogic Breathing: The Physiology of Pranayama

The Huffington Post, 2014

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The Science of Breathing

Pal, Velkumary, and Madanmohan, 2004. “The research is very clear that breathing exercises (e.g. pranayama breathing) can enhance parasympathetic (inhibit neural responses) tone, decrease sympathetic (excitatory) nervous activity, improve respiratory and cardiovascular function, decrease the effects of stress, and improve physical and mental health”

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Just Breathe: Body has a built-in stress reliever

NPR December 6, 2010
“As it turns out, deep breathing is not only relaxing, it’s been scientifically proven to affect the heart, the brain, digestion, the immune system…”

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Breathing-control lowers blood pressure

Research Article by E Grossman, A Grossman, MH Schein, R Zimlichman and B Gavish “”Slow and regular breathing was found to be efficacious in reducing high BP during 2 months of self-treatment by patients at home”

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Breathe deep to lower Blood Pressure, doc says

NBC news July 31, 2006
“Why slow-breathing works “is still a bit of a black box,” says Dr. William J. Elliott of Chicago’s Rush University Medical Center, who headed some of that research and was surprised at the effect.

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