Following on from my last blog, I would like to elaborate on the “breathing through your heart” concept that Vanessa introduced me to.

Like most of you reading this, I was initially perplexed! Obviously you do inhale the air through your lungs but picturing it as moving in and out of your heart I found incredibly powerful. Both soothing and energizing and would strongly recommend you suspend disbelief one moment and give it a whole- hearted try.

I can re-transcribe but there is not much point in it and I would not want to take credit for something that is not mine.

Hence I re-direct you immediately to the source: the Institute of HeartMath:

Wouldn’t it be wonderful to add more ease to your life anytime you want? You can by simply connecting with the qualities of your heart.

HeartMath’s Heart-Focused Breathing Technique can guide you to a state of ease in just a few minutes.

The technique is as powerful as it is simple and can be used anytime you want to create greater relaxation or more energy.

Heart-Focused Breathing Technique

 1. Heart Focus: Focus your attention on your heart area. Breathe a

    little deeper than normal, in for 5 or 6 seconds and out 5 or 6

    seconds. You may find that placing your hand over your heart helps

    you maintain your focus there.

 2. Heart Breathing: Now imagine while breathing that you’re doing it

    through your heart. Picture yourself slowly breathing in and slowly

    breathing out through your heart area.

    (Maintaining your focus and breathing through the heart area leads

    you naturally into a state of ease. When you’re ready to proceed

    with the rest of your day, you’ll do so with more energy and

    resilience for future challenges.)

The scientific term for this simple and quick tool is

psychophysiological coherence: Ever heard of it? Keep reading.

Physiological Coherence

“Coherence is the state when the heart, mind and emotions are in

energetic alignment and cooperation,” according to Institute of

HeartMath Research Director Dr. Rollin McCraty. “When the physiological

coherence mode is driven by a positive emotional state, we call it

psychophysiological coherence.”

Those who’ve practiced [1]Heart-Focused Breathing through the years say

they have experienced: a sense of being uplifted and alive; more

peaceful and less rushed in their busy lives; a deeper heart connection

within and with others.

We invite you to experience the benefits of this simple technique by

trying it for yourself and whenever you are feeling stressed or want

greater balance.

With care,

Sara Childre,

President, Institute of HeartMath


Heart-Focused Breathing

So how did that feel????

Enjoy that liberating glow!