Hypertension is an abnormal increase of blood pressure in the arteries continuing for an extended period of time. It occurs when the arterioles, the small blood vessels that branch off from the arteries, become constricted. This constriction makes it difficult for blood to flow, which increases pressure against the artery walls.
A blood pressure reading of 120/80 is considered to be normal. Blood pressure sustained at over 140/90 adds to the workload of the heart and arteries and is diagnosed as hypertensive. Over time this can lead to heart and blood vessel damage which causes hardening of the arteries, heart failure, stroke, kidney problems, blindness, and brain damage.
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, who brought the Transcendental Meditation technique to the world more than 50 years ago, has revived and systematized Maharishi Vedic Vibration Technology. The word "Vedic" means pertaining to Veda, the field of Pure Knowledge or Total Knowledge of Natural Law.
For thousands of years, Veda and the Vedic Literature have been held to be the expression of the Total Knowledge of Natural Law. According to tradition, the Vedic sounds contained in Veda are the fundamental vibrations which structure the material universe, including the human body. Through a tender impulse of Vedic vibration, pain can be transformed into a feeling of pleasantness and abnormality can be transformed into normal physiological functioning.