Why should you bother cultivating Coherence? There are many reasons, including improved cognitive function, enhanced physical and mental performance, boosts in reaction times, improved self-regulation, and the ability to bolster your immunity after just 5 minutes of coherenece practice.
Watch this brief, informative video on a study conducted by the HeartMath Institute on the effects of coherence practice on salivary IGA.
COHERENCE IMPROVES YOUR IMMUNITY
If you have heard of +❤HeartMath®, you have probably heard the term coherence, but what does it actually mean?
"Heart Rhythm Coherence is reflected in a sine wave-like rhythmic pattern, entrainment between respiration, blood pressure & heart rhythms, and increased synchronization between rhythms in the EEG and cardiac cycles."
Having high coherence means that your physiological systems - both your parasympathetic and sympathetic nervous systems - become highly ordered and enhance your nervous systems' function, which impacts all systems in the body.
Other ways to describe coherence include
A frequency of around 0.1 Hz (10-second cycles or 0.1 cycles/second)
5-7 breaths per minute
When you are in a coherent heart wave pattern, you are facilitating optimal brain function, enhancing performance at home, at work, in sports, or in whatever you are doing, whereas an incoherent heart wave pattern impairs performance and cognition.
The technology we use to measure Heart Rate Variability shows us a graphical measurement of heart rate variability. When you breathe in, your heart rate naturally increases. When you breathe out, your heart rate naturally slows. This is normal, and it is called Normal Sinus Arrhythmia. Heart Rate Variability that is coherent is well-organized, rhythmic, smooth and sinusoidal (rather than jagged).
HOW DO I ACHIEVE COHERENCE?
It's as simple as tapping into a regenerative emotion like appreciation, and cultivating that feeling. With the coaching of a Certified HeartMath Practitioner and the assistance of HRV biofeedback technology, you can learn to identify when you are in coherence, when you are not, and gain strategies to maintain that state throughout your day.
Schedule a free 15 minute consult with our Certified HeartMath Practitioner and get started today.