Mindfulness-based stress reduction (mbsr) is an 8 week program that trains people to practice meditation and yoga postures in their daily lives.
Groups are becoming more and more available, and patients have had improvements in blood pressure, angina, chronic pain, anxiety, and many other conditions. Here's a small pilot study in hypertension: http://tinyurl.Com/k3dja87 -- positive results.
Hypertension by constricting blood vessels near the surface of the body as part of the fight/flight response.
If this emergency response is set off too often or stays on too long, blood pressure may become persistently elevated. Skin temperature biofeedback is an effective treatment. Check www.Bcia.Org & www.Aapb.Org for biofeedback professionals & more information..