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The effectiveness of mindfulness based stress reduction and sama vritti pranayama on reducing blood pressure, improving sleep quality and reducing stress levels in the elderly with hypertension


Introduction: Increasing age has the potential to cause hardening of the arteries. Hypertension is also related to sleep quality and stress levels. Hypertension can be controlled with non-pharmacological therapy using Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and samavriti pranayama. Samavriti pranayama increases the oxygen supply to the brain, lungs and lowers the heart rate. The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of MBSR and samavriti pranayama for lowering blood pressure, improving sleep quality, and reducing stress levels.

Methods: This study utilized a cross-sectional model. Elders analyzed with hypertension were surveyed for qualification. A add up to of 40 seniors were randomized into the mediation and control bunches. Both bunches gotten schedule care. Eight sessions of MBSR and samavritti pranayama were conducted within the intercession bunch, whereas the control gather gotten no mental intercession. Elders were surveyed with respect to diminished hypertension, uneasiness, and rest quality at two unmistakable stages: some time recently and after the mediation.

Results: There were no significant differences in sociodemographic and clinical parameters between the intercession and control bunches at standard. The mediation program essentially lightened mental and physiological complications in elderly with hypertension. Particularly, the consider uncovered that 8 weeks of the combined MBSR and samavritti pranayama mediation viably decreased lower hypertension and uneasiness scores and made strides the quality of rest in elderly.

Conclusion: The conclusion MBSR combined with samavritti pranayama significantly alleviated clinical symptoms, and could be considered a new, effective psychotherapeutic intervention for Elderly with Hypertension.


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Noventi, I., Sholihah, U., Hasina, S. N., & Wijayanti, L. (2022). The effectiveness of mindfulness based stress reduction and sama vritti pranayama on reducing blood pressure, improving sleep quality and reducing stress levels in the elderly with hypertension. Bali Medical Journal, 11(1), 302–305.




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