This meditation is reposted from @Medspiration (facebook/instagram)
The heart is not only an organ of consciousness, but also an organ of conscience (having the ability to differentiate between right & wrong). Laboratory experiments at HeartMath institute have shown that when individuals focus on their hearts & activate core heart feelings such as love, care & appreciation, this focus changes their heart's rhythm immediately! When positive emotions such as happiness, compassion, care & gratitude are activated, there is increased production of the hormone dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) in the body, a hormone that fights aging in human beings. The heart reacts to self-inflicting thoughts such as envy, lying, anger, fear & hatred by reducing DHEA production & increasing the production of the stress hormone cortisol (this forces the body into a fight or flight state, causing a rise in blood pressure, heart rate & stress). When we learn to think of the heart as the mid-point between our body & soul, we are constantly reminded to clean the lens with which we perceive ourselves. Inherently, when we choose to mend this apparatus, we are able to find significance in purifying our emotional (in reference to choosing positive emotions over negative ones), physical (diet & exercise) & spiritual (praying &/or practicing yoga/meditation) axes. It is extremely interesting to fathom that our heart finds peace with truth & unease with falsehood, perhaps this is what gave rise to the saying: “follow your heart." For more, click on the link in our bio & [SUBSCRIBE] to our YouTube channel.
Written by Student Doctor: @medspired ©07/06/2016 All Rights Reserved.
Inspired by: My mother’s heart (it's her birthday today!) & Dr. Gohar Mushtaq.
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This research on ‘DHEA’ was published in the U.S. National Institutes of Health’s National Library of Medicine (NIH/NLM)