Increasingly, experts are finding that positive emotions do a lot more than simply make us feel good or get along better with others. In fact, having more positive emotions can help us gain new perspectives and change habits we simply don’t have the optimism or energy to change when we’re feeling stressed.
Significant success also has been achieved when people with a range of medical issues, including some types of diabetes and heart problems, depression, sleeplessness and obesity, intentionally practice increasing positive emotions, according to case studies.
HeartMath has conducted numerous scientific studies using heart-rate variability analysis to assess the effects of positive emotions, such as appreciation, caring and love, and found that increasing the amount of time that we experience these emotions has a significant positive impact on health, well-being and cognitive function. At a biological level the process of experiencing an emotion is both biochemical and neurological. It involves the heart, brain, nervous and hormonal systems.
We developed techniques at HeartMath to help people bring the heart, brain and nervous system into alignment, which makes shifting into a positive emotional state easier. With a little practice using the HeartMath techniques, you can to learn how to engage the power of your heart and change how you are feeling. You change your own internal pharmacy, feeling better more often, which can increase your motivation to live healthier and live longer.