We now know that the heart has the most powerful energy field in our body, but where would you point if you were asked to name the place where your consciousness is located and decisions are made? Your head, right? Our indigenous ancestors would respond by touching their hearts. They understood the heart’s innate wisdom and its ability to perceive and decipher the world around them, acknowledging the limitations of relying solely on the mind.
The practice of heart-based meditations can realign our hearts and minds, helping us to rejuvenate and rebalance, and providing an excellent tool to help manage stress and anxiety.
Signals sent from the heart to the brain have an impact on our mental capacity, so when we are coherent – the optimal state in which the heart and mind are aligned – we can access higher-thinking centres that significantly increase resilience and affect emotional and cognitive processes, including attention span, perception, memory, social awareness, intuition, creativity, strategic thinking and reaction time.
As a certified HeartMath coach, David offers a technique available to everyone, but is one that is used regularly for enhancing sports performance, helping athletes stay in the zone.
Details of upcoming "heartfulness" courses can be found here.