Cardiac Coherence ensures heart health and produces a normalized heartbeat. It is defined as a state of balance (emotional, physiological and psychological). In particular, it induces a strengthening, refocusing and revitalization of all these areas. It is a personal practice that aims to increase the ability to manage emotions and stress. And this whatever the situation or the circumstances. That is to say, joy, sadness, pain, anguish, fear, anxiety, good or bad surprises… You just have to learn to regulate and control your breathing. The principle is then based on breathing exercises and the famous rule of 365.
The first discoveries and practices of cardiac coherence
Long considered a simple blood pump, neuroscience currently put the heart at the center of the autonomic nervous system. The theory of cardiac coherence had already been developed since antiquity in Chinese medicine. Dr. Huangdi NEI was studying the variability in the frequency of heartbeat. It was between 1666 and 1723 that Antonio VALSALVA discovered the synchronization of heart health with breathing. The process is carried out by an accelerated inspiration and a slowed expiration.
Cardiac coherence especially for heart health
One good balance between heart and brain promotes an excellent state of the heart health. Indeed, the harmony and balance of the heartbeat favorably influence the proper functioning of the brain. Cardiac coherence regulates and repairs all systems related to the heart. It reduces depression, the risk of cardiovascular accidents, hypo or hypertension. Which directly or indirectly promotes health in general. Indeed, it also proves its usefulness in case of various pathologies: post-traumatic problems and digestive disorders. It also shows its performance in the treatment of physical and mental fatigue.
If we want to practice cardiac coherence, how to do it?
The cardiac coherence particularly requires progressive and regular learning. Speak with a professional who will be able to guide and support you. Different techniques and physiological methods are available to you to achieve control your stress and emotions. The simplest, most practical and most effective is summed up by guided breathing. This technique requires six slow, five-minute breaths to be performed three times a day. That is to say, three sessions per day: morning on getting up, noon before the meal and towards the end of the afternoon). The ideal posture is to sit with your back straight. It can be practiced anywhere: at home, in the office, in public gardens or on public transport.
It allows the strengthening of the immune system and the protection of the body against various pathologies and offers a calming feeling. In addition, it reasonably increases the amplitude of cardiac variability and acts on neurotransmitters such as serotonin, oxytocin and dopamine. It also regulates blood sugar levels, promotes good sleep and improves concentration.