The subconscious conversation that is taking place inside us is one of the most vital communications we will ever find ourselves engaged in. It’s the dialogue of emotion-based signals between our hearts and our brains, also known as the heart-brain connection. 
Breath of Life
The science of breathing stands on quite ancient foundations.  Centuries of wisdom instructs us to pay closer attention to our breathing, the most basic of things we do each day. And yet, maybe because breathing is so basic, it’s also easy to ignore.
Heart Intelligence
Heart intelligence is the flow of awareness, understanding and intuition we experience when the mind and emotions are brought into coherent alignment with the heart. Dr. Andrew Armour of the UCLA Neurocardiology Research Center introduced the term “the hearts little brain.” He said the heart possessed a complex and intrinsic nervous system. It contains around 40,000 neurons called sensory neurites that communicate with the brain. A key role of heart intelligence is to detect changes of hormones and other chemicals within the body and communicate those changes to the brain so it can meet our needs.
The heart’s little brain can act Independently of the cranial brain to think, learn, remember, and even sense our inner and outer worlds on its own. It works in harmony with the cranial brain to give us the benefit of a single, potent neural network shared by the two separate organs. The heart has also been recognized by researchers to have physical and metaphysical functions such as deep intuition, precognitive abilities, the mechanism of intentional self-healing, an awakening of super-learning abilities and more.
The amazing human heart generates the largest electromagnetic field in the body. The magnetic component of the heart’s field, which is around 100 times stronger than that produced by the brain, is not impeded by tissues and can be measured several feet and many miles away from the body. 
Research Conducted by HeartMath® Institute shows the heart communicates to the brain in four major ways:
Energetically: Through electromagnetic field interactions.
Neurologically: Through the transmission of nerve impulses
Biochemically: Via hormones and neurotransmitters
Biophysically: Through pressure waves
Learn more, get the "Science of the Heart" an overview of research conducted by the HeartMath Institute. Explore the Role of the Heart in Human Performance.
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