In November 2008, The U.S. Department of Health And Human Services (DHHS) issued a landmark recommendation for exercise and health titled The 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. Yet surprisingly, most people this correspondent communicates with do not know of it. The report makes some very strong recommendations regarding the need for exercise. Interested readers […]
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The relationship between the diaphragm and corresponding actions of the heart and lungs is well established. In this article, we’ll review that relationship as well as explore the diaphragm’s little recognized role in abdominal function.
“Resonance” is the tendency of any physical system to oscillate. The frequency at which it oscillates is that at which it is optimally efficient. The pendulum of a clock is a simplest example. The pendulum swings back and forth at its resonant frequency which is determined in large part by its mass and its length. […]
From the Coherence Newsletter, written by guest contributor Ellen Ratner, White House Correspondent and Bureau Chief for The Talk Radio News Service, author, and Fox News contributor. In March 2008, I along with other talk show hosts, was invited by Christian Solidarity International to visit Sudan on a humanitarian mission. Being very impressed with their […]
It has been known for thousands of years that breathing is key to health, performance, and longevity. We are just beginning to understand why − breathing has much to do with “circulation,” both quantity and quality. Typically, when we are at rest, blood in the body circulates once each minute; when we are exercising this […]
I am excited to share with you an important biometric that we are able to observe with Valsalva Wave Pro, the new Coherence instrument. I am presently calling this biometric the “whole Valsalva Wave,” whole because it provides us with a much more complete view of what the blood is doing, including respiratory, heart beat, […]
A recent study published in the June 2009 issue of Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeeback (Volume 34, Number 2, by Swanson, Gevirtz, Brown, Spira, Guarneri, & Stoletniy), finds that heart failure patients respond favorably to heart rate variability (HRV) biofeedback and breath training.