Heart Rate Variability Training

Heart Rate Variability Training
Heart Rate Variability Training

Heart Rate Variability Training

Training your natural heart rhythm to be in sync with your respiration can greatly improve heart rate variability, which is linked to better physical and emotional health and can provide:

  • Reduced high blood pressure
  • Reduced anxiety
  • Better emotional regulation and responsiveness
  • Improved physical resiliency
  • Improved cognition and memory
  • Optimal performance training
  • Sports and skills development

Heart rate variability (HRV) refers to the natural variation in the heart rate and is measured by the inter-beat interval. This variation is important; it reflects the hearts flexibility to respond or adapt to any demand placed upon it by the body or the mind. The degree of heart rate variability is important to autonomic nervous system (ANS) balance. Simply put, the (ANS) consists of the sympathetic nervous system (SNS) and the parasympathetic nervous system (PNS) and when these two systems are in balance the result is wellness, optimal performance, systemwide recovery and rejuvenation, and a mindful presence of being in the now.

A reduction in heart rate variability has an immediate negative impact on our physiological and emotional health.This includes a reduction in the acid/base balance in the blood stream causing a decrease in oxygenation to the brain and heart by 30% and a reduction in the ability to regulate blood pressure. Long term effects include anger, anxiety disorders, asthma, cardiovascular conditions, depression, irritable bower syndrome (IBS), chronic fatigue, and chronic pain.

An exciting aspect of (HRV) training is the rapid and positive impact on emotional well-being. Our emotional state determines the majority of the stress we experience. Emotions directly influence our ability to make decisions and also provide the motivation for what we want in life. In recent years, the concept of "emotional intelligence" has emerged, claiming that emotional maturity is as important as our mental abilities in both personal and professional spheres and that emotional competence often outweighs the cognitive in determining success.

At Northern California Neurotherapy, we utilize state-of-the-art equipment and extensive training to help you achieve physical and emotional balance through Heart Rate Variability training. We utilize a five session protocol that will give you the results you want quickly and successfully.

Goleman D. Working with Emotional intelligence New York: Bantam Books, 1998.

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