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June 13, 2004


Heart Health

Think With Your Heart

The Institute of HeartMath in Boulder Creek, California

has been researching the connection between the brain and heart.

Electrical impulses are constantly being transmitted between your

heart and brain, and negative mental processes disrupt your heart’s

rhythm. When this happens, your brain’s ability to process information

is diminished. In this state, you may have difficulty making a decision,

being creative, or solving a problem.

When you are in the middle of a stressful situation, try this:

  1. Place your hand on your heart, close your eyes,

    and think of someone or something you love very much.

  2. Just focus on that person or thing until the

    corners of your mouth begin to curl upward in a smile.

  3. Notice that your heart rate has slowed, your

    muscles are no longer tense, and you have relaxed.

  4. What you’re doing is switching your brain from

    beta to alpha waves, slowing down the pulses per second. Alpha

    is likely to be the brain wave state that gives creative people

    the sense of “being in the flow.”

Read More on Heart Health:

Getting Started

Assessing Your Heart Health

Different Gender, Different Symptoms

Quiz: What Is Your Risk of Heart Disease?

Keep it SIMPLE Heart tip — Fiber, Fiber, Fiber

Nutritional Therapies

Heart Healthy Nutrients

Foods That Help Your Heart, Foods That Hurt It

Mineral Deficiencies Lead to Heart Problems

Complementary Therapies

Flapping Wings Exercise

Think With Your Heart



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