Why use your heart?
Your Heart is the Key to Success…
Connecting to our heart has enormous and positive implications for our health, well-being and success.
People who connect with their heart on a regular basis can cope successfully with daily problems and stress, and enjoy increased levels of happiness and health. They also experience higher levels of alertness, confidence, optimism, greater levels of vitality and are more successful!
Connecting with your heart puts you in a highly resourceful state and helps you to:
- feel more peaceful, relaxed and joyful
- boost your immunity
- reduce feelings of excessive fear
- reduce feelings of stress
- experience more synchronicity – being in the right place at the right time
- attract the right people, resources and circumstances
- achieve your dreams with more ease.
Recent research in the new field of neurocardiology proves the heart is a truly intelligent organ. It has its own network of nerves whose development is so sophisticated it has earned itself the description of a ‘heart brain’, or a second brain.
The heart consists of at least 65% neural matter which is identical to the neural make-up of the brain itself.
40,000 neurons give the heart the ability to independently sense, process information, think and even make decisions.
Our emotions play a critical role in the way the heart operates. The heart’s rhythms are regulated by love and loving thoughts, and emotions such as love, appreciation and compassion. Feeling any of these positive emotions triggers a cascade of positive changes in the body.
As soon as we start feeling grateful, our body is flooded with endorphins – our ‘feel good’ hormones, which in turn boost our immunity… and feelings of well-being and peace flood our body within seconds!
Cultivating a positive emotional state is a powerful way to improve health!
Regularly engaging with our heart has enormous implications for health and well-being. Positive emotions like appreciation balance the actions of the parasympathetic and sympathetic nervous system, which means that the body has a balanced nervous response to the environment.
Positive feelings create stress relief that not only lasts but also actually reverses the physical damage of stress. When we consciously shift to appreciation, compassion or another positive, loving emotion, our heart rhythms immediately shift.
This electrical shift in the heart creates a favourable cascade of neural, hormonal and biochemical events that has a long-lasting benefit on the entire body:
- blood pressure drops
- stress hormones plummet
- the immune system pumps up
- anti-aging hormones increase
- we gain clarity, calmness and control