The gut is where the intuitive force alerts you. It is the warning signal that something is wrong. The gut gives you information that you have to react to, without taking the time to wonder or decoding what the heart wants you to know. The gut is all instinct.
If I could draw a picture it would look something like this...this is not perfect and I still have other arcs to bring into the equation, but it's an outline of my thoughts.
I think this way because the human heart is a part of our nervous system. The Vagus Nerve is the biggest nerve in our body and it is a super highway linked to our brain. The heart has 40,000 neurons of it’s own and just like in the brain, these neurons can sense, feel, learn and remember. They make up the little heart brain. The organs of our body has a mind and all of these little minds can remember.
To Om breathe, you inhale completely and fill up your lungs, expand your belly, pause and slowly release the air, following the timing, tone and flow of the chant. Between each inhale and exhale, you pause in the space. No movement, just peace and the cycle begins again.
Science shows that the rhythm of our heart affects how we think and feel.
If you look at the images below, you can see that the left side is a place of frustration and the right side is a place of appreciation!
I love to do Om Chanting at 528 hz Frequency to establish heart rate coherence. Basically, what happens is that when we are babies, we breathe fully into our bellies. As time goes on and trauma and stress mount, we start to breathe more shallow. We end up becoming chronic hyperventilators! By taking the time to work on our breath, we are able to re-align our sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system. This strengthens our Vagus Nerve and increases our vagal tone.
Yup! Like an exercise!
Your vagus nerve is important because it carries information from your organs to your brain. It's basically like the internet of your body...pretty cool, right?
The Heart Math Institute is a non-profit company that provides science based tools to aide in strengthening the connection to your heart. Sometimes it helps to have technical support, know what I mean? This is it. These products have been available and on the market for awhile, but hardly anyone knows about them. Take a look and get one step ahead as you strengthen the neural system of your heart and your mind.
If you are interested in learning more, the Heart Math Institute has released their Master Class for free. It really breaks down the science about the heart and the heart brain. I had NO IDEA that the heart had a heartbrain until a year ago and it's been really interesting to learn about ever since. You should take advantage of this free offer!