In fact, as science is beginning to reveal, the heart is much more powerful, healing and transformative than has ever been imagined. In the book The HeartMath Solution, authors Doc Childre and Howard Martin cover 30 years of research on the role the heart plays in our health, happiness and longevity. Their research reveals the heart to be a command center of formidable intelligence and intuitive knowledge that is tied into every cell of our body.
Here are some of their key discoveries:
• The heart’s electromagnetic field is the most powerful field generated by our body broadcasting its message to every cell.
• It provides emotional and intuitive guidance to help direct our life.
• Core heart feelings such as; love, appreciation and compassion down-regulate the activity of the sympathetic nervous system (fight or flight) and increase the activity of the parasympathetic nervous system (rest and digest).
How to access the full potential of our heart;
Using a cardiac coherence exercise that allows us to learn to control our breathing in order to regulate our stress and anxiety.
The quickest way to get heart coherence is through breathing and the 365 rule (3x a day, 6 breaths per minute for 5 minutes).
When you wake up, lunchtime and at the end of the afternoon.
In a seated position, with your back straight, take 6 breaths per minute which is the breathing resonance frequency of the heart / lung system.
Inhale through your nose for 5 seconds and exhale for 5 seconds through your mouth as if you were blowing through a straw.
Set a reminder 3 x day to perform this exercise and give your heart the love it deserves.
To your health,
Jessica & Bruno