“We’re not primarily about HRV [heart rate variability]; HRV is just a way of measuring the state that we help people get into. We are a transformation business…we help people learn how to increase their self-awareness, regulate their thoughts, their feelings, their emotions, their behaviors, and the state that we help people create or access can actually be measured with HRV,” explains Gavin Andrews, managing director of HeartMath.
While we go about our day, we encounter and respond to countless stimuli, some which slow our heart rate, some which speed it up, and some which seem to have no effect at all. And while most of us are acutely aware of what it feels like to have a pounding heart, few of us are aware of the constant fluctuation of our heart rate throughout the day. But according to Gavin Andrews, this variability in heart rate can reveal a tremendous amount of information about our physical, mental, and emotional states of health.
HeartMath is a system of tools and strategies for improving our ability to respond healthfully to the world around us, which will in turn be evidenced and measured by our heart rate variability (HRV). The technology being offered by HeartMath teaches us different ways to relieve stress, practice balanced breathing, and increase our ability to identify and control our own moods. Andrews joins the podcast to discuss the ins and outs of what HeartMath has to offer, as well as insight into his experience using HeartMath techniques for over 10 years. Check out heartmath.co.uk to find out more.