How different would your life be if you could intentionally shift yourself out of tension and anxiety into a relaxed, clear-minded state in just about 60 seconds?
Research at HeartMath has shown that Heart-Focused Breathing can do just that by quickly reducing stress. This technique may be used in everyday stress, anger, anxiety and emotional overload.
When you use Heart-Focused Breathing you are actually changing your heart rhythm pattern and calming your autonomic nervous system. By focusing on your heart, you’re taking energy away from the undesirable emotions. You generate a positive attitude or feeling, which starts to shift the signal the heart sends the brain so the brain response is different. It changes your physiology to move into heart-brain coherence and alignment.
Heart-focused breathing won’t take a lot of time out of your day, but it can add lots of benefits to your life. Try it during a break at work or school, standing in line, sitting in your car, waiting for an appointment or while working around the house. Easily create a state of coherence in about 60 seconds by releasing stress and stopping draining ruminating thoughts that support emotions such as frustration, irritation, anxiety, fear, worry, irritation and anger. When you are in a coherent state, your thoughts and emotions are balanced and you experience ease and inner harmony.
HeartMath’s Heart-Focused Breathing™.
Focus your attention in the area of your heart. Imagine Your breath is flowing in and out of your heart. Breath a little slower and deeper than usual. Picture yourself breathing through your heart in for five or six seconds and out for 5 or 6 seconds.
Activate a positive feeling as you maintain your heart focus and breathing. Recall a time when you felt good inside and try to re-experience this feeling. Remember a special place or the love you feel for someone you know, the love of a pet or a time or event in your life when you were surrounded with love. The key is to keep your focus on something you truly appreciate.
Simply follow the steps above. It takes as little as 2 minutes to achieve mental, emotional and physical balance.