What Is Heart Coherence?

The Heart’s electromagnetic frequency reaches out from the heart and back of the heart in the form of a torus field (see image above). The heart is the most powerful source of electromagnetic energy in the human body, producing the largest rhythmic electromagnetic field of any of the body’s organs. The heart’s electrical field is about 60 times greater in amplitude than the electrical activity generated by the brain. The magnetic field produced by the heart is more than 100 times greater in strength than the field generated by the brain and can be detected up to 3 feet away from the body, in all directions.

Heart coherence (HC) happens when your heart and brain are connected and communicating clearly. This means that your mind, body, and emotions are in sync.

When the parasympathetic and the sympathetic nervous systems are out of balance from emotions such as anger, anxiety or frustration, this produces an erratic rhythm or incoherent state.

The brain receives this input which then affects it's ability to access higher cognitive functions to self-regulate. Positive emotions such as compassion and love generate a harmonious pattern in the heart’s rhythm, leading to coherence and greater emotional regulation. When harmonious interactions exist among the body’s systems (heart and brain), this is referred to as physiological coherence.

Benefits of heart-brain coherence include:

  • Reduction in stress & anxiety & stress hormones

  • Adaptability to change

  • Psychosocial well-being

  • Higher cognitive capacity

  • Lower blood pressure

  • Enhanced focus, concentrations and learning

  • Improved quality of sleep

  • Performance improvement

  • Improved resilience, problem solving, mental clarity, emotional stability

  • Hormonal balance

  • Access to intuition and creativity

  • Improved regenerative process & anti-aging affects

  • Boosts your immune system

  • Enhances the functioning of your nervous and digestive systems

  • Boosts your energy level

How to bring your heart into coherence (quick guide from HeartMath):

Step 1: Focus your attention in the area of the heart. Imagine your breath is flowing in and out of your heart or chest area, breathing a little slower and deeper than usual. Suggestion: Inhale 5 seconds, exhale 5 seconds (or whatever rhythm is comfortable.)

Step 2: Make a sincere attempt to experience a regenerative feeling such as appreciation or care for someone or something in your life. Suggestion: Try to re-experience the feeling you have for someone you love, a pet, a special place, an accomplishment, etc. or focus on a feeling of calm or ease.

Try to do this for 10 minutes a day, slowly increasing your time.