I regularly use breathing techniques, but meditation I can't do. I have severe ADHD and unless I'm heavily medicated I can't do just 1 thing for longer than a minute. Defeating the purpose of meditation in the first place by medicating myself to that spot. I can't even sit still ever. My legs are always moving even if I zone out.
As for my heart rate I've always been aware of it. I've had lifelong therapy, medication, and special education. They made sure they had me try everything there was to try and calm me down.
I have tried meditation, but closing my eyes either makes me sleep if I'm calm in my mind or I can't do it for more than 10 seconds as I'm too hyper all the time.
If you mean to say I shouldn't be smoking THC because of my heart rate I have Autism and nothing else allows me a level of control over my impulses. Caffeine will increase my heart rate though. THC does not for me. I already have a naturally high heart rate and body temperature. I don't run 98.6f thanks to that and I run 100-103f normally.
Nothing about my body makes sense to me. Opposite reactions are common with my brain chemistry too. I was the kid who got the unlisted side effects always.
Overall though when I'm dosing I don't smoke enough to lose control. Just enough to enjoy a nice high while still able to function and appear sober to those around me
Ever since I started smoking I needed a lot to get high enough to be considered "high". Otherwise I guess I get buzzed like a beer or two. Enough to feel effects and still be a functional adult. Unfortunately I'm just a lazy guy, so if I don't want to move I won't, but at those times it feels like I'm trapped in the prison of my own mind. I can get up and move during those times, but I just want to relax and let my back reset usually. I desperately find something to do when I'm not moving my back at all.
Don't think I'm being confrontational. I'm just one of the kinds of people meditation has a negative effect on.