Heart coherence is form of mindfulness meditation with visualisation. It encourages focused breathing while guiding your attention to the present moment and your heart, which in turn balances your heart and brain rhythms. This technique was created by the HeartMath Institute and is based in 25 years of scientific research on the interaction between the brain and heart.
In this form of meditation, we visualise breathing in and out of our heart, the result of which regulates your heart rhythm pattern and your cognitive and emotional functioning. This meditation is effectively using the power of your heart to balance your thoughts and emotions, giving you energy and mental clarity
How Heart Coherence Can Help You
Our lives are very busy and quite frankly hectic in these modern days. We are constantly spinning so many plates, and naturally our body and nervous system goes into heightened states of alertness and stress. Breathing becomes fast and shallow. Brain feels scattered rather than focussed. Our heart rate rhythms become chaotic. This can have detrimental physiological and mental effects on us.
Heart coherence can help you self-regulate these physiological effects, bring you back to the present moment and create resilience within you. We cannot always stop the spinning plates, but we can creates states of calm within our heart and mind, which impact us in super positive ways.
How to Use Heart Coherence Technique
The Heart Coherence Technique is so quick and simple, but please do not underestimate its power! This technique is used across the world in large organisations and corporations, in governments as well as in our homes. With practice and commitment you will be able to feel its calming effects in about 60 seconds.
- Step 1 – Focus your attention on the area of your heart. Imagine your breath is flowing in and out of your heart or chest area. Breathe a little slower and deeper than usual
- Step 2 – We now activate a positive feeling within us. Focus on feeling care or appreciation for someone or something in your life. It could be a friend, family member or pet, the sunset or a happy memory…feel true and real appreciation for it.
A Walkthrough of the Technique
In this video I take you through the meditation so you can feel it’s calming and soothing effects.
For more information on Heart Math, the Heart Coherence Technique and how it is being used across the world and organisations please see the following resources:
I would love to hear how you get on with this meditation, please leave me a comment! I love to connect!