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 with Inner Balance App
From the Heartmath Institute comes the wonderful Inner Balance App. The app allows you to measure your Heart Rate Variability (HRV) and learn how to achieve states of Higher Coherence. Coherence is what allows you to feel balanced and well and in the flow. This app will teach you how and make it enjoyable to learn. Watch the short video for an overview of how it works. Buy or view Inner Balance App Reduce stress and anxiety the natural way.
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. Slower, rhythmic breathing is key.
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.
create ease with the emWave®2 from HeartMath. This 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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