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Strengthen the Connection Between Your Brain and Heart

Strengthen the Connection Between Your Brain and Heart | CALM | Scoop.it
Your brain and heart have the ability to communicate with each other and they always do to a certain extent. This connection can be strengthened and developed
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I like theses instructions for increasing the connection between head and heart:


Quick Coherence® Technique:

  • Heart Focus: Shift your attention to the area of the heart and breathe slowly and deeply.
  • Heart Breathing: Keep your focus in the heart by gently breathing – five seconds in and five seconds out – through your heart. Do this two or three times.
  • Heart Feeling: Activate and sustain a genuine feeling of appreciation or care for someone or something in your life. Focus on the good heart feeling as you continue to breathe through the area of your heart.


- See more at: http://www.thehealersjournal.com/2013/06/15/heart-and-brain-connection-intuitive-strengthen/#sthash.LeJfHMz8.dpuf

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, September 12, 2013 7:22 PM

Human beings are a whole. The heart and the brain work together along with the body to make us who we are.

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When you're at rest, your brain's right side hums

When you're at rest, your brain's right side hums | CALM | Scoop.it
There's plenty of brain activity even when people are thinking nothing at all.

here's plenty of brain activity even when people are thinking nothing at all. But it's the brain's right side — for most people the less-dominant half — that stays busiest while you're at rest, according to surprising new findings.

Researchers found that during periods of wakeful rest, the right hemisphere of the brain chatters more to itself than the left hemisphere does. It also sends more messages to the left hemisphere than vice versa. Surprisingly, this remains true whether the owner of the brain is left- or right-handed.



Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/health/2012/10/18/when-youre-at-rest-your-brain-right-side-hums/#ixzz2abLSg7zf


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Dr. Amy Fuller's insight:

The benefits of doing nothing at all! I feel more calm already! 

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The Neurobiology of Grace Under Pressure

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The Neurobiology of Grace Under Pressure

8 habits that stimulate your vagus nerve and keep you calm, cool, and collected.

When was the last time that you had to perform gracefully in a high-pressure situation? How did you handle it? Did you choke or did you have grace under pressure? Researchers continue to confirm that daily habits of mindset and behavior can create a positive snowball effect through a feedback loop linked to stimulating your vagus nerve.

Dr. Amy Fuller's insight:

This is an excellent explaination of how calm looks and is created in the body. The author describes in plain language how the vagus nerve creates calm and provides practices which are not exacty what you would expect, but definelty worthy of reading! 

Quote: As with any mind-body feedback loop, messages also travel "downstream" from your conscious mind through the vagus nerve signaling your organs to create an inner-calm so you can “rest-and-digest” during times of safety or to prepare your body for “fight-or-flight” in dangerous situations.

The neurobiology of grace under pressure

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