I didn’t fully understand that “following my heart” was a literal directive until I came across the HeartMath Institute and its research. It turns out, we not only have brains in our head and gut, we also have a brain in our heart. How does this affect us? The question is, rather, how doesn’t it!
There’s more information traveling to the brain from the heart through the nervous system, than vice versa. Not only that, but scientists have discovered that the heart has its own independent nervous system! What scientists at the HeartMath Institute have found, is that when we create a heart-brain coherent state through scientifically proven heart-focused techniques, the other systems in our body also come into optimal alignment. Our state of coherence is measurable via Heart Rate Variability technology and leads to:
· Increased creativity
· More clarity & better decision-making
· Overall health improves
· Stress reduction & increased ability for self-regulation
· Cognitive function improvement
· Muscle reaction times improvement
· Emotional resilience
There’s even evidence to suggest that pain isn’t always created by the brain, as scientists believed! It’s pretty mind-blowing, isn’t it? (Huh… bad pun actually unintended!)
Link to HeartMath Institude Research Library - https://www.heartmath.org/page/2/?sid=3088&s=follow+heart
The HeartMath Institute has found that people who are in a coherent state can draw others into that state, so the implications for teams are huge. They even run Global Coherence Initiatives, getting as many people around the world to enter coherent states, thereby measurably affecting energy fields.
This institute is providing an extraordinarily powerful and positively influential service to humanity. Their proven techniques are simple and available to everyone, and it’s so much fun applying them!
I used to wonder what mystics and sages meant when they advised living life like a prayer. HeartMath scientists have made that a possibility for all of us. If you play around with the HeartMath techniques, you’ll find your way of being in the world changes. It’s an uplifting, expansive journey. After all, change starts with us. I heartily recommend it.
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