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How is it possible to improve cardiac coherence ?

Stress management techniques appear as an efficient means to improve heart rate variability. They allow you to bring your emotions under control, and to reach a better physiological balance, by mitigating the negative effects of stress on your health.

Improving cardiac coherence through relaxation

Among these stress management techniques, several relaxation exercises can offer a simple tool to improve cardiac coherence.

  • In general, relaxation exercises are based on breathing techniques, similar to those that yoga has used for centuries.
  • In the same way, muscular relaxation can help you reach a pleasant state of physical and psychological relaxation.
  • Other techniques allow you to reach relaxation through modification of consciousness - these techniques are based on hypnosis, sophrology, meditation, or “thought work.” They bring about physiological modifications that establish a global balance in our organism.

SYMBIOLINE Personal Edition

SYMBIOLINE Personal Edition will help you reach a state of perfect balance called cardiac coherence. SYMBIOLINE Personal Edition’s principal objective is to teach you how to control your heart and you breath. Computerized exercises will allow you to use biofeedback techniques and to increase your awareness of how your heart and your breath work. You will be given the opportunity to monitor your progress in real time on your PC screen.

Improving cardiac coherence through computer-assisted therapy

Although several techniques can allow you to reach cardiac coherence, biofeedback remains the most efficient method - several scientific studies have proved its great efficiency. Biofeedback consists in trying to reach cardiac coherence with the help of a computerized tool.
Biofeedback is the most efficient method because a computerized tool can literally walk you through the whole process that leads to cardiac coherence. In particular, it will help you develop better mastery of your breath.

Although your breath is a reflex activity, you can act upon it. When you inhale, your heart rate picks up, whereas it slows down when you exhale. This means that the time period between each of your heartbeats is never exactly the same - this is called heart rate variability.
When your variability becomes symmetric, it is perfectly harmonious. Conversely, when it is chaotic, it activates your physiological system, which is programmed to respond to stress. In particular, asymmetric heart rate variability activates your autonomic nervous system.