Increasing the Para Sympathetic Nervous System Activity/Relaxation Response.

There are many ways that mankind has empirically found to increase Para activity. Meditation, Exercise, Yoga , Tai Chi Singing, Sex , Food etc.
On this page we will focus on one methodology called Heart Rate Coherence (aka Respiratory Sinus Arrhythmia).
When we take slow (12 sec or so) mindful deep breaths, the rate at which the heart beats ,the Heart Rate, gets en-trained in the breathing cycle .This means the Para Sympathetic Nervous system is activated,

We recommend the use of mindful slow deep breathing as a very effective way of activating the Relaxation Response. Typically this is taking deep mindful breaths at five breaths per minute for at least five minutes two or three times a day. This methodology is described in the healing power of the breath by R.P.Brown M.D. and P.L Gerbarg M.D. Also David O’Hare M.D, describes it in Heart Coherence 365.

Commercial Applications of Heart Rate Coherence.

Heart Math has been very successful in supporting their customers to experience calm and peace by their propriety techniques which increase Heart Rate Coherence. HeartMath also sells equipment to support people in increasing Heart Rate Coherence.

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