Everybody experiences stress and meditation is a way to transform it into appreciation. Appreciation is a state where your heart rhythms become coherent or more regular.
By learning to make your heart rhythms coherent you reduce stress. The basic formula here is: more coherence = less stress.
Coherence is a term used by scientists which describes a balanced and high performing physiological state. Your nervous system, cardiovascular, hormonal and immune systems are all working together in a balanced way.
When we feel stress and meditation is available to us we should take advantage and sit for a while. Doing this regularly and with a sense of knowledge (which this website gives you) and intention can help you reduce the negative effects of stress.
By reducing the effects of stress you feel better, your heart has more more energy, and you have more emotional control and mental clarity.
Heart Rhythms Your Key to Good Health
The image above shows a person’s Heart Rate Variability (HRV) while feeling stress and breathing unconsciously.
The image above shows a person’s Heart Rhythms (HRV)after about 5 to 10 minutes of slow rhythmic, conscious breathing.
A smooth breathing pattern slows the heart-rate and makes in more rhythmic. It’s what the experts call Cardiac Coherence.
Coherence makes you feel good, you have the less stress, and your body and mind are in harmony. This is something worth having!
Research has shown you can relieve stress by going to your heart.. Better yet, you can actually transform stress into healthy, positive feelings and creative energy, whatever your circumstances! The tools and practices you can use to access your own heart is what our website is dedicated to sharing.
Explore Your Heart Rhythms
Bio-feedback tools like the emWave can help you reduce your stress and create Cardiac Coherence which is great for your heart!
Watch this video of my heart rhythms while I do some simple heart rhythm meditation. The heart has a much greater influence over the body to process stress. The heart is the dominant rhythm generator in the body.
The heart is directly linked to the brain. So whatever is happening in the heart gets sent directly to the brain. This is why focus on the heart is so important. It is the heart which is the home to our feelings. By learning to meditate on your heart you create feelings of gratitude and appreciation and this will change your thinking.
Heart Focused Breathing
To reduce stress and anxiety, practice breathing while imagining your breath flowing in and out through your heart or chest area. Breathe rhythmically, slowly and deeply.
This technique is very helpful for reducing anxiety, anger and mild depression.
You can think of breathing in what you need and breathing out what you don’t need, physically, mentally, and emotionally.
Heart Breathing is being taught by doctors, nurses, and clinics throughout the world. I have a guided heart breathing practice you can listen to here.
Heart Rhythm Meditation
Heart Rhythm Meditation is the meditation for our times. Based upon the ancient practice of meditation on the heart and sprinkled with the modern science of heart rate variability, this is our master practice for reducing stress and for deep, satisfying meditations.
De-Stress Handout from Heartmath
We all know that many people are experiencing additional stress these days. Doc Childre, founder of HeartMath, a leading stress research institute, has written a free booklet De-Stress Kit for the Changing Times that provides a few simple stress-relieving practices.
There’s a nice description of the benefits of stress and meditation as a DE-stressing tool!
HeartMath Stress Relief Library Books and CDs from HeartMath, Pioneers in the Intelligent Heart.
Your Heart and Stress Why you should practice breathing from the heart? It’s simple, it’s powerful, and it’s healing!
Anxiety and Meditation Getting to the heart of the matter and transforming anxiety into appreciation and gratitude.
Here’s a link to an informative website for more information on the relationship between your thoughts and stress
Big Waistline, Stress, and Baby Boomers. Here’s an informative website that evaluates specific sources of stress for people over 50.