The Scientific Power of Love
The Institute of Heart Math is an organization that has published scientific studies relating to the amazing connection between the heart and brain. I will share some of the studies in this blog but please feel free to visit their website for more information: https://www.heartmath.org/research/
The heart is the first organ that forms during development. It is the center of our being as it directs the flow of life force throughout the body. It even contains neurons (brain cells) giving it the ability to think and relay messages to the brain. The heart is the largest generator of electromagnetic energy in the body, and measurements reveal that the frequency of the heart's energy field is 5000 times stronger than that of the brain. This field moves at the speed of light and extends up to 12 feet around the body. This field is called a torus (see image below).
The heart communicates with the brain in several ways:
neurologically: transmission of nerve impulses
biochemically: hormones and neurotransmitters
biophysically: pressure waves