Readers interested in central nervous system physiology may want to check out an excellent PDF ebook that, as the name implies, provides an overview of the human brain and nervous system. This ebook is published by and provided free of charge courtesy of The Society for Neuroscience. The quality and overall production of this 80-page […]
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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 […]
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.
There is a major cool factor to today’s “Excellent Free Resource” topic, The Visible Body. Users can explore human anatomy in a unique and easy to understand 3D environment using a web browser. Free registration and installation of a simple browser plug-in (to allow user control of the 3D environment) is required. The Visible Body […]
Breathing is something so simple and basic that people seldom give it any thought. The importance of proper breathing should not be underestimated. Believe it or not, your breathing style significantly impacts how you feel, think, and act. In fact, researchers* have identified 6 distinctive breathing styles. Today’s post will cover the “incoherent breathing style.” […]