How to Improve Heart Rate Variability by Meditation

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Your physician can measure your heart rhythm through a machine called an electrocardiogram or ECG. An ECG hard copy of your heart rhythm may show an irregular heartbeat, rather of a constant beat, and this irregularity is considered variable. This variability may be caused by a physical constraint or psychological distress, for instance, thoughts of monetary problems could make your heart rate boost. One way to reduce this variability is with reflection that uses breath control. As you breathe in, your heart rate reduces, and as you exhale it increases. The objective with reflection is to keep your breathing constant to assist control your heart beat.

Step 1

Sit or lie face up in a comfy, quiet area.

Step 2

Close your eyes and begin to consciously breathe in and out through your nose.

Step 3

Focus your ideas on your breathing, and if your mind begins to wander, return your focus to your breath.

Step 4

Relax your body into the ground and launch any tightened muscles.

Step 5

Silently count to 5 as you inhale with your nose and to 5 as you exhale with your nose. Repeat for five to 10 total breath cycles.