The autonomic nervous system controls the unconscious functions of the body. Among other things, the heart rate, blood pressure and functioning of the intestines are regulated by this part of the nervous system. The autonomic nervous system plays an important role in the recovery processes of the human body. The rhythm of a healthy heart beats ‘surprisingly’ irregularly. Heart Rhythm Variability (HRV) is a measure of this natural fluctuation in heart rate. Emotions, thoughts and exercise influence this fluctuation.
Heart coherence training can put someone in recovery mode. It teaches you to use the brakes of the autonomic nervous system. When the heart is coherent, there is high mental and emotional stability. This leads to an efficient and harmonious functioning of the whole body. At signs of stress that could have a negative influence on the physical recovery heart training can be part of the treatment.