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Let the Wisdom of Your Heart Guide You

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Until the 1990s, scientists assumed and most of us were taught that it was only the brain that sent information and issued commands to the heart, but now we know that it works both ways. In fact, the heartís complex intrinsic nervous system, the heart brain, is an intricate network of several types of neurons, neurotransmitters, proteins and support cells, like those found in the brain proper. Research has shown that the heart communicates to the brain in several major ways and acts independently of the cranial brain.

One important way the heart can speak to and influence the brain is when the heart is coherent Ė generating a stable, sine-wavelike pattern in its rhythms. When the heart rhythm is coherent, the body, including the brain, begins to experience all sorts of benefits, among them greater mental clarity and intuitive ability, including better decision-making.

Although the heart and brain are in constant communication, we can intentionally direct our heart to communicate to our brain and body in beneficial ways. When we experience sincere positive emotions, such as caring, compassion or appreciation, the heart processes these emotions and the heartís rhythm becomes more coherent and harmonious. This info is sent to the brain and the entire body neurologically, biochemically, biophysically and energetically. You can shift into this coherent state to bring your mind and heart into harmonious alignment and have more access to intuition often in less than a minute. It can take a little practice to do this on demand, but it gets easier and quicker the more you do it.

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Deborah, from HeartMath

Deborah Rozman, Ph.D., is President and CEO of the for-profit Quantum Intech Inc (dba HeartMath Inc.) Deborah has been deeply committed to awareness development and personal growth for 40 years. Deborah is co-author with Doc Childre of Transforming Anger, Transforming Stress, Transforming Anxiety, Transforming Depression and Stopping Emotional Eating.


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6:28PM PST on Feb 24, 2013

thank you

10:35AM PST on Feb 16, 2013

Heart Coherence info is very interesting. Pyschiatrist David Schezchen's book "Healing Without Freud Or Prozac" has a chapter or two on this method.

4:58PM PST on Feb 15, 2013

Oh the heart.

7:50AM PST on Feb 15, 2013

This explains my lovelife....thanks.

12:27PM PST on Feb 14, 2013

Wow, it's good to know. I've heard around too, people talking about the heart brain.

4:09AM PST on Feb 14, 2013

thanks!!! let the heart do the talking: I like that;)

5:05PM PST on Feb 13, 2013

Thank you.

8:48AM PST on Feb 13, 2013

Paying attention to what our own body "tells" us is natural and does not introduce "toxins" into the process.

7:23AM PST on Feb 13, 2013

Good read.

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