Increased heart rate variability during nondirective meditation.

  title={Increased heart rate variability during nondirective meditation.},
  author={Anders Nesvold and Morten Wang Fagerland and Svend Davanger and \Oyvind Ellingsen and Erik Ekker Solberg and Are Holen and Knut Sevre and Dan Atar},
  journal={European journal of preventive cardiology},
  volume={19 4},
PURPOSE Meditation practices are in use for relaxation and stress reduction. Some studies indicate beneficial cardiovascular health effects of meditation. The effects on the autonomous nervous system seem to vary among techniques. The purpose of the present study was to identify autonomic nerve activity changes during nondirective meditation. MATERIALS AND METHODS Heart rate variability (HRV), blood pressure variability (BPV), and baroreflex sensitivity (BRS) were monitored in 27 middle-aged… CONTINUE READING