A Med­i­ta­tion from the Heart

Health & Nutrition - - HEALTH FLASHSTAY -

Imag­ine go­ing to your doc­tor com­plain­ing of anx­i­ety, sleep­less­ness and headache, and leav­ing with a pre­scrip­tion not for an­tide­pres­sants but for love and ap­pre­ci­a­tion. Stud­ies con­ducted by Heart­Math, a re­search in­sti­tute in Boul­der Creek, Cal­i­for­nia, have shown that Freeze­Frame, a one­minute ex­er­cise de­signed to stim­u­late such feel­ings, low­ers blood pres­sure and has a pos­i­tive ef­fect on the car­dio­vas­cu­lar, ner­vous and im­mune sys­tems. This tech­nique can be done any time you ex­pe­ri­ence anx­i­ety or ir­ri­tabil­ity – dur­ing a busi­ness meet­ing or a heated con­ver­sa­tion – says Deb­o­rah Roz­man, Ph.D., ex­ec­u­tive direc­tor of Heart­Math. Ac­cord­ing to Roz­man, re­plac­ing neg­a­tive men­tal and emo­tional re­ac­tions with a pos­i­tive

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