Cultures around the world have believed that the heart is the epicenter of the body and is responsible for our feelings, thoughts and behavior. Interestingly, today’s science is beginning to support this perspective by discovering that our energetic heart – not our brain – acts as a gateway to our higher self.
Our heart is more than just an organ that pumps blood around our body. Many modern scientists believe that the heart is more powerful, healing, and transforming than we ever thought it would be.
The heart has its own brain – an independent nervous system.
About 40,000 neurons in the heart are involved in communication between the heart and centers of the brain related to consciousness – the amygdala, thalamus, and cortex.
The heart sends more neural signals to the brain via its neurons than does the brain to the heart! Our hearts are so reactive and dynamic that they first respond to intuitive signals, and then the brain follows them. The heart does not use logic, filters and prejudices. It is the center of our intuition.
Synchronized and balanced work of the heart, brain and nervous system makes you feel inner peace, regenerate on the energy level, have a clear mind and a strong immune system.
Research by the HeartMath Institute shows that heart rhythm patterns reflect our emotional states. When you are under a stressor, you get out of sync. This disrupts your mental functions, and you consequently go into “fight-flight or freeze” mode.
The sympathetic nervous system mobilizes energy, while your parasympathetic nervous system works to bring the body back into “rest and digest” mode. When the two systems are out of sync, you experience irregular and chaotic heart rhythms. There are internal disturbances that can have a huge impact on your body and mind.
Your body develops to the rhythm of your heart.
The heartbeats are not the mechanical rhythms of life, but rather represent the intelligent and specific language of the heart. You experience heart intelligence when your mind and emotions are balanced and consistent.
If you want to strengthen your resistance, concentration, memory, as well as boldly make decisions and react more openly to changes, choose positive emotions! According to the HeatMath Institute, focusing attention on the heart and arousing such feelings as: love, appreciation, or gratitude, affect the shifting of the heartbeat rhythms, sinus rhythms, towards greater coherence. Practice contact with the heart, meditate, breathe. Just a few minutes a day is enough.
My experience of working with the heart, energetic, and to some extent also the physical, as part of the practice of craniosacral therapy, has shown me that we often live with a clenched heart. When we give it space to express, we feel much better.
I invite you to take a chance and experience the benefits of craniosacral therapy, and if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact me by phone or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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