Saturday, September 17, 2011
Heart Rate Variability
Heart Rate Variability (HRV) measures the heart rate on a moment to moment basis i.e. the inverse of the duration between two heart beats. When an individual is peaceful and experiences positive emotions, the curve is a nice sine wave. Otherwise, it is a haphazard curve. As we grow spiritually (aka as we drop various facets of our ego), the curve becomes continuously better at all times (even under emotionally demanding circumstances). The higher the amplitude of the sine wave, the more our lives feel fulfilled and the more we have the ability to take 'shit' in our lives. Thus, we give increasingly skilfully responses to increasingly demanding situations in our lives!