physicians, therapists, students, teachers, parents, grandparents, business leaders, corporate teams and seekers of all faiths. Earlier studies out of HeartMath showed that the heart is influencing brain processes that control the autonomic nervous system, cognitive function and emotions, and found “remarkable evidence that the heart’s electromagnetic field can transmit information between people,” even at a distance.3 Using techniques developed at HeartMath, scientists have been able to measure an exchange of heart energy between individuals up to five feet apart, and have found that one person’s brain waves can actually synchronize to another person’s heart signal. Now new research is expanding this science of resonance even further to include “data suggesting that the heart’s field is directly involved in intuitive perception, through its coupling to an energetic information field outside the bounds of space and time,”4 and can even alter our genetics. HeartMath scientists introduced the term physiological coherence, to indicate a state in which physiological, cognitive and emotional systems are in harmony – a state that can be measured objectively through distinct changes in the rhythm of heart activity.5 photo © Institute of HeartMath
Sufism: An Inquiry Vol XVI, No. 2
A journal for people of the heart.