Cardiac Coherence is the source of our internal power. It is physical and emotional harmony
If we are in coherence our nervous system and the rest of our systems work in harmony and efficiently
It has been discovered that our heart has a network of neurons (40,000). They work autonomously, like a small brain. They send signals directly to the brain. Despite their size, the electromagnetic field generated by this system of neurons ranges from 90 centimetres to 2 metres. In contrast to the electromagnetic field generated by the brain itself, which ranges from 2.5 centimetres up to 3 cmt. When we enter in Cardiac Coherence, through meditation or another technique, the electromagnetic field of the heart is amplified. When we feel that sensation of fullness, which comes from feeling at peace, the electromagnetic field of the heart can extend up to 4 meters.
The signals that the heart emits to the brain regulate our emotions. The heart has neurons with long term memory and short term memory. The signals that these send to the brain affect our emotional experiences. The electromagnetic field that the heart emits also changes according to the emotions we experience.
The heart sends far more information to the brain than the brain sends to the heart
20% of the communication goes from the brain to the heart and 80% goes from the heart to the brain. The heart generates 60 times more energy than the brain and the amplitude of its waves is 5000 times greater than those of the brain waves.
Knowing this data we can imagine the relevant importance that emotions have in our life experience.
"The heart is right"
Feeling or remembering negative emotions causes imbalances in our nervous system. When we feel negative emotions the heart sends signals to the brain. This, in turn, sends signals to the hormonal system. A number of chemicals are released into the bloodstream. For example, cortisol, which if produced in excess is harmful to our health. In this situation, the Variability of our Heart Rate is disordered and Incoherent.
An Incoherent Heart Rate Variability blocks cognitive functions. Such as attention, memory, perception and problem solving. In a state of incoherence we are more prone to stress, anxiety, apathy, depression, etc.
On the contrary, positive emotions generate benefits, both at a physiological and psychological level. On a physiological level, evoking positive emotions, such as love, joy, gratitude, compassion, etc., stimulates the immune system. Our health increases and we feel lighter. On a psychological level, positive emotions allow the brain to be more creative. To find effective solutions to real problems. When we feel positive emotions our Heart Rate Variability generates Coherent waves. These balances all the systems of our body. The ability to think clearly, learning, remembering, reasoning and making good decisions is greatly enhanced. We are in Cardiac Coherence.
To speak of Cardiac Coherence is to speak of efficiency
When we are in coherence the nervous, cardiovascular, hormonal and immune systems work in harmony and efficiently.
What are the benefits of being in Cardiac Coherence?
In general terms, Cardiac Coherence increases our resilience (the ability to prepare for, recover from and adapt to a situation of stress) and sharpens our intuition.
It also reduces stress and anxiety. It improves the immune system. It improves the quality of sleep. Increases energy level. Improves attention and concentration. Increases learning and problem-solving skills.