I recently read a very interesting article on HearthMath.org which I like to share. Since 1991, HeartMath Institute has developed reliable, scientifically validated tools helping people reduce and avoid stress while experiencing increased peace and well being. Let me give you a quick excerpt how to tap into Heart’s Intuitive Intelligence using Coherence techniques.
Have you observed there is a never-ending conversation of emotion-based signals shared between our hearts and our brains, also known as the heart brain connection. The quality of the emotional signal our hearts send to our brains determines what kind of chemicals our brains release into our bodies.
When we feel negative emotions (for instance, anger, hate, jealousy, and rage), our hearts send a signal to our brains that mirrors our feelings. The human body interprets this kind of signal as stress, and triggers the mechanisms to help us respond appropriately. The stress from negative emotions increases the levels of cortisol and adrenaline—often called stress hormones, which prepare us for a quick and powerful reaction to whatever is causing us stress—in our bloodstreams. This is our instinctive fight-or-flight response.
The research has shown that when we create rejuvenating emotions, such as appreciation, care, gratitude, and compassion, the signal from heart to brain becomes more harmonized to reflect the quality of the emotions. In the presence of a harmonized signal, there is no need for the fight-or-flight response. The stress hormones decrease, allowing the heart and brain to shift and produce the chemistry that supports stronger immune response and greater amounts of DHEA, the precursor to all other hormones in the body. Whether it’s based on emotions from stress or harmony, the conversation and connection between heart and brain—specifically, between the sensory neurites in our hearts and those that make up our brains—is constantly occurring as a dialogue of very low frequencies. What’s important for us here is that the quality of the signal, our heart-brain connection and coherence, is directly linked to the quality of emotion we feel in our hearts.
What if we can shift into this Coherance state on demand. We can activate this heart brain connection to prevent stress pattern and improving mental clarity and well being. Over 20 years HeartMath Institute (HMI) has developed coherence techniques that are scientifically proven to improve the wellbeing of humans by accessing the heart’s intuitive intelligence.
Here’s a Quick Coherence Technique to create heart-brain connection in two simple steps.
Heart Focus. Shift your focus into the area of your heart, and begin to breathe a little more slowly than usual. This step is a powerful technique when you’re feeling overwhelmed by the day’s events or simply desire to be more connected with yourself.
Activate a Positive Feeling. Make a sincere attempt to experience a regenerative feeing such as appreciation or care for someone or something in your life. The key in this step is to first create the feeling and ability to sustain the feeling is what maintains the optimal conversation between your heart and your brain.
It’s on same lines as Heartfulness Meditation practice that enables practitioner to have the heart and mind in sync to lead a happy life. Highly recommend you to check out the HeartMath tools here.
Must watch HeartMath Connection video here.