Lightbulbs have continued to turn on for me this week. During last years MKE I unveiled two words that were the core of my Definite Major Purpose – “Happy Coach.” This week I made great strides in bring this purpose to fruition – I became an Rapid Transformation Therapy Practitioner (RTTP) and I did a live 3 day online course with Gavin Andrews of HeartMath U.K. en-route to become a HeartMath Certified Coach. More about the phenomenal therapy that is RTT at a later date. Today I want to share some of my understandings of Heart Rate Variability and Coherence. I have been using HeartMath’s Inner balance technology which measures Heart Rate Variability and Coherence since July and became fascinated by how it works and what it is measuring.
What is Heart Rate Variability and Coherence?
You have probably heard of Heart Rate Variability (HRV) as it is a feature of many of our smart devices. HRV is the variance in time between the beats of your heart. So, if your heart rate is 60 beats per minute, it’s not actually beating once every second. Within that minute there may be 0.9 seconds between two beats, for example, and 1.15 seconds between two others.
Heart Rate Coherence occurs when the HRV is in an ordered and coherent state.
Coherence is an optimal state in which the heart mind and emotions are operating in-sync and in balance.
The benefits of coherence are numerous including reduced blood pressure in hypertension, improvements in asthma, increased calmness and wellbeing and improved cognitive performance.
The HeartMath Institute’s research has shown that generating sustained positive emotions facilitates Heart Coherence.
HeartMath is based on the premise that we have the power to choose the way we feel and that our Hearts hold the wisdom and intelligence to help guide each of us through whatever challenges, stresses and adversities we may face.
Can you imagine where you practice simple breathing techniques and develop sustained Heart Coherence, resulting in reduced stress levels and increased energy for you?
I invite you to listen to the Heart-Focused Breathing™ recording I made for you today.
I would love to get feedback on your experience of the Heart-Focused Breathing™ -Please leave a comment or any questions you would like answered.