HRV, Heart Rate Variability, is NOT your heart rate. It’s the difference in tempo between your heart beats. If you think of your heart as a drummer it would suck because it is not keeping a consistent tempo. When we inhale our heart rate increases and we exhale it decreases. The bigger the variation, the better. Your HRV score tells you, in any given moment in time, how resilient your nervous system is, how great your immunity health and wellbeing are. A healthy range is between 50 – 100. Less than 50 indicates chronic stress and inflammation and this is how HRV has become such a useful biomarker for chronic illnesses such as Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue. Low HRV makes it harder to regulate emotions, you can go into overwhelm and confusion more easily, and you are more likely to feel stressed, anxious or depressed. Your perception of pain, physical and emotional, is also increased. Life just gets a whole lot easier with high HRV.
If you’ve ever played computer games maybe you have seen games with a life bar up in the top right hand corner of the screen. When you have a full green bar, if something happens to your avatar, you might take a small hit, flash invisible for a few seconds and carry on completing the level. But if your life bar is already low and in the red zone, if something happens it can be game over or it sends you back to the beginning of the level and you have to work your way back up to where you were. HRV is a bit like that.
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What's up beautiful?⠀
Are you like me and often feel the need to de-stress, rebalance, and restore your body-mind to a state of inner calm and clarity.⠀
If so, that's awesome and know that we can do this together, next Monday evening (7-830pm) at the @katenicoleinc HQ.😁
If not, then keep reading and see if something within you isn't stirred by the vision of what we're creating here.⠀
This will be a dynamic gathering with our practice blending different styles of breathing, meditation, and light stretching.⠀
We will tune into ourselves, breathe deep, clear blocks, burn candles, sip warm drinks, and enjoy some cozy community time, all in the name of self care and balanced wellness. ⠀
I can promise this will be unlike any other meditation experience you've attended and will leave you feeling more renewed and clearer than when you arrived.⠀
All levels of experience are welcomed and please, share the love and bring a friend to amplify the goodness.⠀
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Don't sleep on this, we only have space for 20 people and we want YOU!⠀
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Three days of education about the respiratory system, CO2 levels, breathing, heat & cold exposure, pooltraining.
Officially I’m a member of the XPT life family now.
From now on my life will be different. Lot’s of challenges on my way. I’m ready💪🏼
Some times even spiritual activity can be too much.... Spiritual companion Tessi Muskrat Rickabaugh writes in the latest SDI blog post https://www.sdiworld.org/blog/breathing :" I've taken in deeply, I've poured out everything I have, I've taken in more, I've felt full to bursting with wonder and beauty and faith and theology and I've released everything that I've learned into the world, and I've repeated and repeated and repeated this cycle. It's a two-part way of spiritual breathing. In and out and in and out. Faster and more and better. The problem with rapid in and out breathing? It can easily turn into hyperventilating and exhaustion." Read how she finds her way forward - through truth and trust -- https://www.sdiworld.org/blog/breathing
Out of the blue - I get an inquiry from a company I feel alignment with asking if I’d like to host a private mini nature retreat for a bunch of their employees. ⠀
This journey, like often happens with those worth taking, is not a straight line. And yet - no matter what happens - this simple inquiry has energized me and encouraged me to keep offering in this way - to keep sharing - and, most importantly, to keep up my #naturepractice so that I can show up as a guide, as a teacher, and as a healer in the way that I can see clearly in my wildest imagination.⠀
What’s in your wildest imagination? How can you give it life?⠀
Thank you so very much for being on this journey with me.⠀
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Wednesday evening yoga mat time ❤️Been a hectic day with an unsettled baby (had 45 mins out to swim and he cried the whole time I was out for Granny 😩) Cooked 3 times for different humans that wanted feeding at different times, including breast feeding 🤱 in between 😅, washing up, cleaning, talking, nagging....!! So now I fall on to my mat and my body is heavy but grateful for just letting go and surrendering to gravity. I can feel my spine melt into the mat. I’m just going to be here. Just being... breathing... relaxing... life is hectic but LOVE it ❤️❤️
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I have been experimenting with my clients on parasympathetic breathing after sessions- especially after higher intensity workouts.
I have my clients lay on the floor, sometimes belly down to work on their "crocodile breathing" (which is a great way to teach someone diaphragmatic breathing). Other times laying on their back with feet elevated (typically after a leg focused day), so they can feel safe and relaxed. Once in these positions, I will guide them through a parasympathetic breathing pattern meant to switch them over to a sympathetic state that will jump start recovery before leaving the gym. A typical pattern for this breathing would be a three second inhale (through the nose), three second hold, and a six second exhale (through the mouth or nose). My client pictured here describes feeling as if the workout never happened, and a feeling of hunger afterward. This is due to the fact that switching to that calmer state allows the cortisol spike from exercise to drop back to where it should be within your circadian rhythm. That feeling of hunger comes from the body being primed for proper digestion/absorption of nutrient dense foods. This can also be helpful for PM gym goers to avoid the "wired & tired" feeling and allow melatonin production before bed.
Side note: Ever notice, when you're feeling highly stressed, you crave sugar? Your body is craving sugar to bring cortisol levels down. Which is why we ingest a sugary drink or snack immediately after a workout, or if we're having a bad day at work, etc. Most people will not crave a nutrient dense meal until they are in a calmer state. Try it out! Let me know how you feel after! #nervoussystem#fightorflight#breathing#meditation#digestion#nutrition#crossfit#fitness#lifestyle#westchesterfit#individualizedprogramming#individualizedcoaching#powerbuilding#personaltraining#coachkenny#bodybykenny
✨day 2 #selflovechallenge @epicself 🙏💜.
Meditation 🧘♀️ What a powerful tool when you actually sit down and do it! Followed Ambers guide lines and set the timer for 10 minutes. Sat in a chair, spine straight, feet on the ground, closed my eyes, focused on deep breathing ✔️wow, the mind kept skipping from one memory to the other ✔️I kept breathing✔️started to feel my feet getting cold✔️kept breathing consciously ✔️felt the breeze touching my skin✔️different noises around me✔️kept coming back to my breath✔️the timer started to ring✔️I couldn’t wait! 😊✔️used the charms for my affirmation ✔️kept repeating it over and over holding one charm at a time✔️did about 50 rounds whispering and breathing it in 🧘♀️.
I feel so happy after it ☺️It’s Magic ✨Thanks to all the girls that are in it🙏 very empowering❤️ everyone can still join the challenge; it’s not too late; cmon @thatssoshellyfitness @aurelijachen @pearlbourke @colette.jordan @dainoranora @karinabelavenceva.
Tree pose 🌵 .
This has always been one of my favourite yoga positions. I can stand like this for ages! I stand like this and I focus on my breathing & imagine I'm standing on the top of a high mountain. I stare through my third eye to maintain my balance. I can see the landscape, the birds, the other mountains and trees. I can smell the fresh air, I can hear the ocean in the distance and the crickets speaking. Even though I'm physically in South East London this position transports me into my own secret world. A quiet one. This pose brings me peace.
I vårt samfunn er det mer og mer viktig å være effektiv, både på jobb og hjemme for å nå målene våre. I tillegg skal man gjerne leve sunt, være i aktivitet, leke med barna osv. Dette skaper ofte stess. Stress kan ha mange negative ring effekter. Å bruke pusten, og trekke pusten dypt og bruke pusten til å roe kroppene jeg tro på. Jeg prøver å gjøre dette en gang om dagen minst. Hva gjør du med stresset ditt?
In our society its becoming more important to be effective both at work and in private. In addition you should try to live healthy, be active, play with the kids and so on. This often creates stress. Stress may have negative effects on you're well beeing. I believe in using breathing actively. Taking deep breaths, and use breathing to calm ourselfes. I try to do this at least once a day. What do you do to relieve you're stress?
WARNING: I’m about to get something off my chest and it could be hard for some people. So first off I don’t remember much of my childness, the pain deleted most of it, all I remember are some holidays and that’s it...I was bullied very hard starting in Kindergarden. So when I was 7 years old it all began, and that’s as far as I can think back - but I’ll skip to primary when I was 10...I went to school and for many reasons which I am not aware of I was hated. I remember some stories of it, one I’d like to share is PE class. It was hell for me. As I’m really tall my muscles didn’t develop and so I was extremely weak, and became an easy target...I was bullied not only by my classmates but also by the teachers. I couldn’t do any push-ups because I was too weak, and everybody stood around me, laughing at me calling me a victim and making fun of me...and the teacher was screaming and yelling at me, telling me I was a man and as a consequence must be able to do 10 push-ups. It may not sound like much but it destroyed me, tears were flowing down my cheeks, my face was red and the humiliation made me want to quit. So I grew up traumatized from being beaten up everyday, being hated by a village, bullied by the kids, their parents and the teachers, it was hell. Luckily, my family was there for me.All this started at the age of 7. So basically I thought that god selected some people to be bullied and that had to suffer and then die to make people aware of their sins - this would then never happen again and people would never make these mistakes anymore. That’s obviously wrong, nobody is made to "suffer and teach from it". It’s just something my mind made up. So I grew up with suicidal thoughts during 6 years. Depression is still an issue so it’s been 11 years, I am now 18 years old. I don’t see suicide as an option anymore, but depressions follow every step I take. I didn’t want to create this account but my best friend told me to create an account and tell the world about my life. So this is it, I’ll post pictures and stories that go with them - kind of. Let’s see how this ends. I’ll take my best friend’s advice and give it a shot. I’ll read your comment if you write one.