Calm Your Nervous SystemIn a similar way to meditation, this technique drops you from:
physical stress response (sympathetic nervous system – boosting adrenaline and cortisol for fight or flight)
physical calm state (parasympathetic nervous system – inhibit high energy functions, relax the body to rest and digest)
Relieve Physical Stress and Anxiety – Become Calm and HappyIntroducing HeartMath#1 – stress-relief based on changing the pattern of your heart rate, because changing heart rhythm changes feelings.
If you want to be happy – practice HeartMath. It’s a simple physical technique to regulate your heart rate variability, which is scientifically proven to reduce stress and anxiety. If you teach yourself this technique you can drop in to a happy calm state, the antidote to habitual cortisol inducing stress and exhaustion, eventually leading to adrenal fatigue.
HOW To Do HeartMath
- HEART FOCUS
Focus your attention on your heart, in the centre of your chest, behind your ribs. Keep your attention lightly resting there. Place your hand over your heart if that helps.
- HEART BREATHING
Keeping that focus, imagine breathing in and out through your heart. This helps your breathing and heart to synchronise. Breathe in slowly and gently for 5 or 6 seconds, then breathe out gently for 5 or 6 seconds. Do this until your breathing feels balanced, not forced, relaxing in to a natural rhythm that feels good to you.
- HEART FEELING
Continue this heart breathing and recall a positive feeling, a time when you felt good and try to re-experience it. You might feel intense love, joy or gratitude, by imagining yourself with someone or something you love – such as your partner, child, dog or a favourite place in nature. Amplify this emotion and stay with it.
This practice evens out your heart rate variability and brings calm – reducing both stress and anxiety.
WHY To Do HeartMath
As in meditative practice, you can learn to create a calm, stable state by practising HeartMath often.
When you do this, you teach yourself to access this calmness more and more by default, forming a new habitual state.
You can summon it at will, regardless of circumstances.
The Science of HeartMath
HeartMath is based on more than 26 years of research. Studies conducted with over 11,500 people have shown improvements in mental & emotional well-being in just 6-9 weeks using HeartMath training and technology.