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Heart Beat Monitor/ meditation techniques and heartrate

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give me gills!
Jun 18, 2003
I have a polar heartmonitor watch and I highly recommend it! I got one that is water resistant to 30meters for around $100.

With this toy you can really see your heartbeat slow down when you hold your breath or put your face in water.

It's a fantastic training tool. You can use it when you do your breath up to see the most effective way to slow down your heartrate. I have been xperimenting with diffrent breathing ways. i.e. 5-1-5, 4-2-6, etc.

My next challenge, which I belive if it works it will be AMAZING! It's to track my thinking pattern when I am relaxing. In other words tracking diffrent meditation techniques. What kind of thought will slow down my heartrate the fastast? What will increase my heartrate so I know what to avoid.

It is pretty amazing to see your heart beat drop from 60% to 23% and soon as you take one breath it pops up to over 70%. Makes you think about mask pumping twice!

If you got a hundred dollar laying around somewhere, don't I wish :t, go buy a heartbeat watch. I garantee a you'll get a kick out of it!
pattern 5:0:10 and increasing to 10:0:20 and more will slow your heart rate (important is that the exhale is 2*inhale)

pattern that will increase your heart beat is 2:0:1 but it doesn't mean that you shouldn't do it but no more than 12 rounds - it is just to lower the CO2 in blood - after 12 rounds it is hyperventilation

there are other patterns - check your post "Pranayama"...