Find Inner Balance
Find Inner Balance
Find Inner Balance
Find Inner Balance
What if you could learn to calm stress and feel better easily and quickly? What if you could learn to access the wisdom and intuition in your heart? And what if the “teacher” that can help you feel good is as close as your smart phone and a small sensor, available to use at any time?
Ancient Egypt taught that the heart was the center of our intelligence and wisdom, not our brains. HeartMath says “Heart intelligence is the flow of intuitive awareness, understanding and inner guidance we experience when the mind and emotions are brought into coherent alignment with the heart.”
What is “coherence?” According to HeartMath: “‘Coherence is the state when the heart, mind and emotions are in energetic alignment and cooperation,” HeartMath Institute Research Director Dr. Rollin McCraty says. “It is a state that builds resiliency – personal energy is accumulated, not wasted – leaving more energy to manifest intentions and harmonious outcomes.
Personal coherence, also known as psychophysiological coherence, refers to the synchronization of our physical, mental and emotional systems. It can be measured by our heart-rhythm patterns: The more balanced and smooth they are, the more in sync, or coherent we are.”
I have been aware of HeartMath for years – but I have never really tried it seriously. Last year I noticed they had a wonderful app for iphones called Inner Balance. So, I ordered it – but I did not use it until early this year (2017).
Then – WOW! I love it! I am noticing I am feeling calm and peaceful, doing a better job of self-care, eating healthier, sleeping better – overall my life is so much better! It is a totally easy-to-use bio-feedback-like tool that measures your Heart Rate Variability and helps you learn to breathe through your heart and feel good.
I encourage you to click below, watch the short video, and especially look at the information about stress. Very educational.
From their website:
“HeartMath was founded by Doc Childre in 1991 to help individuals, organizations and the global community incorporate the heart’s intelligence into their day-to-day experience of life. We do this by connecting heart and science in ways that empower people to greatly reduce stress, build resilience, and unlock their natural intuitive guidance for making better choices.”
Stress & Health
“It is not the event or situation that creates the stress. It is how we respond to it. Emotions have a powerful impact on the human body. Positive emotions like appreciation, care and kindness feel good and are good for us. They help the systems in our body synchronize and work better. When we are stressed, the body is out of sync. The depleting emotions we feel, like anger, frustration, anxiety and worry, lead to disorder in the nervous system.
Renewing emotions like appreciation, care and kindness create order which is called coherence. Coherence leads to mental clarity, creativity, and resiliency.” Research has shown when we intentionally shift to a positive emotion, the heart rhythms immediately change. This shift in heart rhythms creates a favorable cascade of neural, hormonal and biochemical events that benefit the entire body”
Inner Balance & Intuition
“Most of us have had some experience with what we call a hunch, a heart feeling, gut feeling or just a sense of “inner knowing” in making decisions in business, or having a strong sense about something with our children or someone we care about, or even in everyday activities like an inner prompting to drive defensively.
At the center of this intuitive ability is the human heart. Once thought to be no more than a pump, the heart is now being recognized as a sophisticated intelligence whose power is only beginning to be scientifically understood.
Surprising new research is showing that the human heart is involved in accessing what is called non-local intuition. This research reveals that the heart receives intuitive information before the brain by a second or slightly more, according to published research conducted by the HeartMath Institute. This unconscious perception can be seen in subtle changes in our emotions and body. For example, changes in our heart’s rhythm can occur with an intuitive feeling. While the degree of access to the heart’s intuition varies from person to person, we all have access to it – and this intelligence can be cultivated.
Practical intuition is something we can use daily for moment-to-moment choices and decisions in life; in helping increase our sensitivity and care towards others – and in deepening our connections with ourselves and those we care about.
Researchers have found a significant relationship between increased heart rhythm coherence and becoming more sensitive to our intuitive signals. As we slow down our minds and attune to our deeper heart feelings, our natural intuitive connection begins to flow. Listening to our intuitive signals unfolds more understanding of ourselves, others, and issues in life. This practical intuition is something we can access daily for making more effective choices and decisions.”
Here are some things you can do now:
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.
Note: Not only are there fundamental physiological differences between relaxation and coherence, but the psychological characteristics of these states are also quite different.
Relaxation is a low-energy state in which the individual rests both the body and mind, typically disengaging from cognitive and emotional processes. In contrast, coherence generally involves the active engagement of positive emotions.
Psychologically, coherence is experienced as a calm, balanced, yet energized and responsive state that is conducive to everyday functioning and interaction, including the performance of tasks requiring mental acuity, focus, problem-solving, and decision-making, as well as physical activity and coordination.
Click below to begin your journey of less stress, more happiness and peace.