International Journal of Education and Psychological Research

(Print and Online Peer Reviewed Journal)

Print - ISSN: 2349 - 0853
e - ISSN: 2279 - 0179


(June 2017)

Vipassana Meditation and Heart Rates

Authors: Dr. N. S. Dongare

Pages: 84-86


The term Vipassana Meditation has two components namely VI and passana. ‘Vi’ means perfectly, exactly, sincerely etc. And ‘Passana’ means looking, observing, analyzing, self-introspecting, investigating, etc. It means observing oneself in a special way. The third one is on different point of view, “The Vipassana means promotes conscious life style changes, enhances concentration of mind and simplify process deeper psychological introspection to bring about lifelong behavioral changes” Above definitions have been expressing as Vipassana Meditation is a scientific technique of self-purification through observation or psychological introspection. The Heart rate is defined as the number of heartbeats per unit of time - typically expressed as beats per minute (bpm) - which can vary as the body's need for oxygen changes at the time of exercise or sleep. In an adult, resting heart rate is normally about 70 beats per minute. There are so many affecting factors on heart rates such as age, metabolic rate, respiration, body position, emotional state, stress and anxiety. The purpose of present research paper is to assess an effect of Vipassana Meditation on Heart Rate of participants. To fulfill purpose the researcher had taken randomly selected sample of 23 people. Imparted ten days course of Vipassana Meditation as intervention programme. Pre test-post test assessment of heart rate was taken place. Eventually the researcher has reached on conclusion such as positive impact of vipassana meditation on heart rate of participants.