Who's Running the Show: Heart Vs. Brain
Most of us were taught in school, that the brain and nervous system controls every organ in the body including the heart. However, is that really the case? Feelings have so much to do with the heart, as they do with the brain. It's actually a two-way relationship. Studies define a critical link between the heart and the brain. The heart is in a constant two-way dialog with the brain. Our emotions change the signals of the brain causing the heart to respond in complex ways.
The heart communicates to the brain in four major ways:
* Neurological communication (nervous system)
* Biophysical communication (pulse wave)
* Biochemical communication (hormones)
* Energetic communication (electromagnetic fields)
Cool fact: The heart is the first organ to appear and starts pumping before you have blood or a brain. It has 50,000 independent neurons, it's own intrinsic nervous system. So we can think with your heart? This fascinating vessel also manufactures secret hormone blends, one of which is oxytocin: the Love Hormone, blending this with feelings of compassion, love, harmony and peace. Your heart does that not you brain.
What is this wondrous powerful thing we have the privilege of carrying around in our chest each and every day. How can we appreciate it and cherish it for the gift that it truly is. This information made me want to feed it well, take it for walks and fill it up with love and light. Reading these facts, called to mind these familiar words "above all things safeguard your heart"! So who’s running the show your heart or you brain? You are, you are not your thoughts or your emotions. You’re the one who gets to experience them and get to decide what role they play in your own life.
Mind bender: The magnetic field produced by the heart is more than 5,000 times greater in strength than the field generated by the brain and can be detected a number of feet away from the body, in all directions, using SQUID-based magnetometers. The electromagnetic field extends indefinitely throughout space and distributes the electromagnetic interactions we have. It is one of the four fundamental forces of nature, the others being gravitation, the weak interaction and the strong interaction. Scientists believe this is probably why they have found that your heart has a direct impact on the brain of other people around you. That is why we feel certain things when we walk into a room. Our hearts are communicating with another person's brain when we are near them. Wow this is amazing.
Top 4 tips for a healthy heart and brain (Dr Wayne)
1. Move a lot.
2. Eat well.
3. Express love. Give a hug. When we show our love, like hugging, oxytocin is released allowing us to feel happy.
4. Be mindful of your negative thought patterns. Learn how to shift out stressful, negative emotions and transform them into positive energy.