The HeartMath Institute has pioneered almost two decades of research into the heart intelligence, emotions, bio-feedback and stress management.
Their research has significantly advanced the understanding of heart-brain interactions, heart-rhythm-patterns and heart-rate-variability analysis, emotional physiology and the physiology of optimal learning and performance.
Connecting Heart and Mind
When we focus on our hearts and breathe slowly and rhythmically we begin to change the pattern of our heartbeats. The heart starts beating in sync with the breath. And by controlling your heart rhythms, you are affecting your entire body and mind in a positive way. Heartmath research shows that there are so many benefits to this state of coherence, physically, emotionally, and even spiritually.
Heart Rhythms Stressed
Here you can see a graph of a typical heart rhythm. This is a measurement of your heartrate in beats-per-minute (bpm). The heart is always speeding up and slowing down. It doesn’t just beat at a constant speed.
Notice the spikes up and down. Those represent stress. The heart reacts to stress by speeding up quickly. It’s like the fight-or-flight syndrome. This is hard on the heart.
Coherent Heart Rhythms
Here is a graph of a coherent heart rhythm. Notice the smooth wave pattern. The heart rhythms are entrained with the breath rhythm. A smooth breathing pattern leads to a smooth heart rhythm pattern. This pattern is much easier on the heart. It shows cardiac coherence.
What’s happening is that the heart rhythms are synchronized with my breath rhythms. A nice and rhythmic breath creates a nice and rhythmic heart rhythm as seen on the emWave graph. This is healthy for the heart.
If you want to improve your heart health and become a more heart-centered person, then you’ve come to the right place. I would like to recommend a few Heartmath products and programs that you may be interested in.
All HeartMath Institute Products come with fantastic training materials and support, including free webinars, workbooks and manuals.
The emWave2 is the flagship product of Heartmath. It reads your heartbeats and calculates your heart rate variability in the form of a graph that you can interact with. As you interact you begin to learn how to manage or change your heartbeat into a beautiful, rhythmic pattern that looks like repeating waves.
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