This technology is an innovative approach to improving emotional well-being. Learn to change your heart rhythm pattern to create physiological coherence; a scientifically measurable state characterized by increased order and harmony in our mind, emotions and body.
Rather than being monotonously regular, the rhythm of a healthy heart—even under resting conditions—is actually surprisingly irregular, with the time interval between consecutive heartbeats constantly changing. This naturally occurring beat-to-beat variation in heart rate is called heart rate variability (HRV).
So, Heart rate variability is a measure of the beat-to-beat changes in heart rate.
How does it work?
The measurement is based on a technically flawless electrocardiogram that allows for clean and noise-free recording and processing of the individual spikes. There are short-term measurements lasting 5-10 minutes and long-term measurements recorded over a 24 hour period.
Why is important? ( benefits )
HRV is an important indicator of health and fitness. As a marker of physiological resilience and behavioral flexibility, it reflects our ability to adapt effectively to stress and environmental demands. Training to increase the HRV will help with:
- Stress management
- Improving emotional processing as well as higher cognitive faculties such as attention, perception, memory and problem-solving
- Regulating the ANS ( autonomic nervous system)
- Increasing harmony and synchronization in nervous system and heart-brain dynamics
Who can use it?
Anyone can use it, no matter age, except those who have electrical abnormalities or arrhythmias. They will not get any good data from HRV.
On the other hand for those that have AFIB or atrial fibrilation, analyzing raw data of their HRV will help to predict about a minute or two before that they’re going to start into AFIB. Then they can take some type of preventative measure to try to stop the AFIB from occurring. So in that circumstance, yes, they can use it. But it’s not like the typical, “What’s my HRV number? Am I in a good range?”
What to expect
What we use is a clinical-grade HRV software. Its easy-to-use and the intuitive interface allows you to track your heart rate variability in real-time.
The reason one would want to track in real-time is to get instant feedback on both sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system interplay, which can be far more insightful than just a single glance at overall HRV such as you would get from a wristband or ring.
You will use either an ear sensor or a finger sensor connected to a USB module running on emWave software. It monitors and displays an individual’s heart rhythm pattern and coherence levels
on a computer screen.
Coherence is defined as an optimal state in which the mind, heart and emotions operate in sync and are balanced, with numerous mental, emotional and physical benefits. Coherence can be improved by training.
Each individual session is automatically recorded and stored so users can track their progress over time.
The training includes an application called the Coherence Coach which teach a self regulation tool that uses a breathing pacer and a few colorful interactive games that add layers of fun and novelty to the overall experience.