Heart Coherence Meditation

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Create a coherent state in about a minute with the simple, but powerful steps of the Quick Coherence® Technique. Using the power of your heart to balance thoughts and emotions, you can achieve energy, mental clarity and feel better fast anywhere. Use Quick Coherence especially when you begin feeling a draining emotion such as frustration, irritation, anxiety or anger. Find a feeling of ease and inner harmony that’s reflected in more balanced heart rhythms, facilitating brain function and more access to higher intelligence

We have recently created some Guided Heart Meditations and Talks to enrich your practice. We have also created an Inner Balance video tour to introduce you to the features and functions on the Inner Balance.

The guided meditations make it easier to get heart, mind, and body in sync (coherent) and can add value to your meditation experience.

All of these live on the free Inner Balance app to use during your sessions, and we are adding more all the time.

What is Heart Coherence, and Why is it so Powerful?

Curious to learn more? See Janick as part of our Speakeasy lineup at Wanderlust Tremblant this summer.

You’ve probably heard about being in “a state of flow.” It might happen during a yoga or meditation class, while cooking with your loved ones, or while you’re cutting a rug late-night with good friends. The flow state is the zone where our hearts, minds, and bodies are at one and we feel a deep connection with ourselves and others. When we feel this connection, not only within ourselves but to our environment and even to Mother Earth, we are actually being in coherence.

Scientific studies have shown that when we cultivate—intentionally or unintentionally—emotions of appreciation, love, and compassion (as opposed to anxiety, anger, or fear) the oscillations of our heart rhythm are showing as being more coherent or consistent. This coherence has been linked to a sense of well being, as well as being more emotionally stable and reaching peak states of mindfulness.

Each one of us deals with stress differently—whether the stress is mental, emotional or social. This means that our heart coherence can fluctuate from moment to moment. We all seek different ways to live more at ease. But what if we could train our hearts to be in coherence more often? What if we could entrain others in our journey to happiness just by being in a state of deep appreciation for life itself?When we cultivate appreciation and compassion, our heart rhythm actually becomes more consistent—which is linked to a greater sense of well-being.

Scientists have found that the signals the heart continuously sends to the brain actually influence the function of higher brain centers involved in perception, cognition, and emotional processing. Our hearts can also entrain the hearts of other people around us—research illustrates our hearts actually respond and are connected to the oscillations of the earth frequencies. What does that mean? The heart is basically its own brain. 

Merging Spirituality and Science

I have been meditating for over 20 years and I have explored many techniques—it was my personal inner experience during meditation that first encouraged me to learn about heart coherence. Though I have been diligent about my daily practice over the years, I’ve also had profound, meaningful, and transformative experiences in moments when I was drifting away from the actual meditation technique; when I was exploring my own path.

In 2006, I had the opportunity to go to a state of the art medical facility in Mexico to assist my parents doing a health assessment. As a guest, I could use some of the services they offered. There were medical doctors working hand-in-hand with alternative health doctors; there were very sick people and others just seeking personal rejuvenation.

I was six months pregnant of my first daughter, and I was sitting on a chair, a sensor on my finger plugged into a computer. The practitioner asked me to stay calm and relax while staying in the room by myself for the duration of the test. He said he would measure my ability to relax and manage stress. I began my usual meditation routine; slowing my breath, watching thoughts passing by. I was thinking about whether I was doing it right, but I let that go. I observed physical sensations and after about a minute or two, I was in my usual meditation state. I was in my zone.I’ve also had profound, meaningful, and transformative experiences in moments when I was exploring my own path.

After about ten minutes, the man came back in the room. He looked at the monitor and asked me, “What did you do?” I back looked at him, puzzled. According to him (and the monitor), I was “in the zone.” My heart coherence was at 94 percent—and all I had been doing was meditating.

In that moment, I knew I was onto something. I knew meditation was good for me, but before that moment, I couldn’t comprehend the depth of my practice. I knew that even though I was not doing exactly as what my meditation teacher told me to do, I was doing fine. I was not drifting away from meditation but deepening my practice by listening within and adjusting my practice to what felt right. I needed more explanations, and I knew that heart coherence was a good lead.

How to Actually Practice Heart Coherence 

Remember that coherence is like a frequency wave. As an example, when you are angry, your heart sends uncoherent signals, and when you feel grateful, you are emanating a beautiful coherent signal out into the world. That’s contagious; it not only benefits you, but those around you as well.

Curious to try? If you want to explore with coherence, here are three of the basic meditation exercises you can do to bring you in a state of coherence—and maybe help others around you by en training them into the waves of love, compassion, and gratitude.

  1. Breathe five to six breaths per minute. This will bring you in a basic state of coherence. When I practice this, I see the oscillations on my monitor become smoother and coherent in matter of seconds.
  2. Bring an emotion of appreciation, compassion, or love into your awareness. Feel it with all your physical body and bring it into the area of your heart. This usually brings your coherence ratio higher.
  3. Practice a loving and kindness meditation more often. This meditation is based on compassion and self-love. We can never have enough of it.

Give it a try. Raise your vibrations—and watch that of those around you do the same.

This heart coherence meditation is designed to help you relax and develop better Heart Rate Variability. It allows you to slow your breath whilst at the same time focusing on a positive image or feeling to help you develop your sense of joy and compassion. It is based on the practices of the Heart Math Institute. Using this meditation every day or even with eyes open in times of stress with immediately bring relaxation and calm.

Heart Intelligence is defined as a “flow of intuitive awareness” by the Heart Math Institute, pioneer research institute in this field. When our emotions and mind are brought into coherent alignment with the heart, our brain and heart are operating in a synergistic way. We then experience a deeper intuitive inner guidance. In other words, heart intelligence can also be defined as the ability of our heart to sync all of the systems of our body to bring a higher state of awareness, and to bring more clarity and focus to our lives.

The heart is capable of great things. Heart Math Institute’s studies also tend to confirm that the heart plays a key role in intuition. Could the heart be our inner guide and the key to help us find our purpose in life?

“To reach your destination, follow the directions of your heart. It knows the way.” (Debasish Mridha)

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