Your Heart Has a Mind of Its Own, and That's a Good Thing.
Research shows that the heart communicates to the brain in several major ways and that it acts independently of the cranial brain.
The HeartMath Institute is a pioneer in research of what they call the Heart Brain and their founding executive director Dr Deborah Rozman has written an article about it.
According to the Heart Math Institute:
"When you experience stressful emotions such as frustration, anxiety, irritation and anger, your heart-rhythm pattern becomes irregular and incoherent, negatively affecting your health, brain function, performance and sense of well-being. When you experience positive emotions such as appreciation, dignity, joy and love, your heart-rhythm pattern is more ordered and coherent.
Ordered and balanced heart rhythms are an indicator of your “coherence level.” High coherence is a state associated with positive emotional attitudes, which send signals to the brain that reduce reactions to stress and improve cognitive function, hormonal balance, immune response, coordination and reaction times, and your overall sense of well-being."
In Dr Rozman's article she explains the research behind the concept of the heart brain and how we can access its power and wisdom to create coherence and a sense of fulfillment in our lives.
You can read Dr Rozman's article by clicking here.