“The heart has an electromagnetic field that is 60 times larger than the electromagnetic field of the brain. When you feel love and appreciation in your heart, your heartbeat stabilizes – and this energy enlivens and heals your entire body.” – Christiane Northrup, M.D.

I am laughing at myself as I am sitting with the HeartMath Inner Balance app running, a sensor connected to my ear.

The Inner Balance app is “designed to help you feel better and do better. You can learn how to synchronize your heart, mind, and body to reset your inner clarity and composure, calm reactive emotions, and neutralize stress.” This is called “coherence.”

High coherence shows as green and has a light “ding” sound. Medium coherence is blue, and has a lower sound. And, low coherence is red, with an even lower sound.

I’m laughing because I am feeling increasingly irritated as the app is showing red, low coherence. What I am aiming for is green, high coherence. But the harder I try, the more I stay in low coherence. Part of me wants to rip the sensor off of my ear! Ha ha. What a great lesson!

One of the things I love about using the Inner Balance sensor and app is that I get immediate feedback about my energy. When I think about my “to do” list, I am out of coherence. When I am trying too hard and geting frustrated – out of coherence! When I consciously “let go,” I move into coherence. It is fun to pay attention to my aura when I use the app. When I am in coherence, I feel more expanded and flowing. When I am thinking, in my head and not really feeling my body or my heart – guess what? Out of coherence!

Visit my Inner Balance page for more information.

Even without the app and the sensor, you can take a few minutes to feel better:

Quick Coherence® Technique
Step 1. Focus your attention in the area of the heart. Imagine your breath is flowing in and out of your heart or chest area, breathing a little slower and deeper than usual.

Suggestion: Inhale 5 seconds, exhale 5 seconds (or whatever rhythm is comfortable).

Step 2. Make a sincere attempt to experience a regenerative feeling such as appreciation or care for someone or something in your life.

Suggestion: Try to re-experience the feeling you have for someone you love, a pet, a special place, an accomplishment, etc. or focus on a feeling of calm or ease.

Take a few minutes to be aware of your heart, breathe through your heart, and think of people and places you love. Breathe in love, breathe out love.