In today's guided meditation, you will use the concept of biofeedback to activate your parasympathetic nervous system.
In biofeedback, people are attached to heart rate monitors that are super sensitive. As they breath in and out, they watch a screen that displays their heart rate. Guess what? When you inhale, your heart rate speeds up. When you exhale, it slows down. This is with no effort on your part.
Our bodies have these fantastic systems called the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems. They are part of the autonomic nervous system (a.k.a. automatic) that acts without our conscious will. We don't have to make ourselves digest food. When we sense a threat or feel fear, we don't make our heart beat faster. Those things happen naturally on their own. Our bodies are wicked smart.
What's really cool is that once you notice these energies of the inhale and exhale breath, you can start to use the exhale breath to become more and more relaxed. Just by noticing the exhale, you can start to sort of sink into that calm space and let it bring you more deeply into a state of relaxation.
While biofeedback operates under the process of attaching people to a heart rate monitor so they can see the proof of this on a screen in front of them, in today's guided meditation, we'll become our own heart monitors.
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