“I’m feeling a lot more calm during stressful situations. I’m aware of my ego getting in the way and not allowing it to hijack me like before.
Hello HeartMath, and I love the simplicity of breathing techniques.”
THE HEART-BRAIN CONNECTION
Ancient cultures have long perceived the heart as the core source of our being. We know from modern science that the heart generates the largest electromagnetic field of the body, and can be detected and measured several feet away. When your heart is racing, it’s frequency increases, sending a message to your brain that something is wrong.
Researchers at the HeartMath Institute have spent the last 20 years studying the heart-brain connection, and have discovered that 90% of the heart-brain connection goes from the heart to the brain – not the other way around. They’ve discovered that emotions have a dramatic impact on your heart rhythm patterns. When you’re in a state of coherence, those patterns are smooth. When you’re stressed or anxious, they are erratic.
The information in the heart’s electromagnetic field not only impacts our physical functioning, but it affects our emotional functioning. This information is also sent out into the world affecting our interactions and life experience.
How it works
During a HeartMath session, you get real-time biofeedback results that help you shift into a state of balance. The techniques used in HeartMath enable you to synchronize your heart, mind and body to take charge of how you feel and act. The HeartMath biofeedback device analyzes whether you are in a state of coherence or not, giving you near-instant feedback. By mastering HeartMath techniques, you’ll be able shift in the moment of stress, regulating your emotions and behaviors.