HRV Apps: Elite HRV

MorningReadinessAsA10“The Heart Rate Variability app trusted by thousands . . . and it’s free!” This is an appropriate tag line for the HRV app from Elite HRV. You will get a whole lot more than you pay for in this app, so it would be righteous to get this app, use it and then ...

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HRV Apps: A daily routine

It is best to take daily heart rate variability readings to keep and establish a baseline over time and to track variation trends. EveryBODY is different and every body is different everyday and changes at different points along our daily path. So it is important to try and capture your data at the same time and under the same conditions.

Ideally, you should take your daily measurements first thing in the morning, either before you get out of bed or just ...

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Improved Vagal tone and HRV Yoga

What happens in VAGUS does not stay in VAGUS! My apologies for drawing any kind of comparison to Las Vegas and the Vagus nerve, but it’s almost unavoidable! Everything that happens in and along the Vagus nerve informs our most important physiological systems. Unlike the secrets kept in Las Vegas, the Vagus nerve couldn’t keep a secret if life depended on it – in fact, our lives do depend on the Vagus nerve.

The “secrets” of the Vagus nerve are embedded ...

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The two yoga paths to tracking HRV

Heart rate variability (HRV) tracking is useful when combined with an HRV-focused yoga practice. There are several reasons why you would want to track your heart rate variability. For yoga practitioners there are two main paths or areas of interest:

  • HRV tracking in yoga to measure parasympathetic activity
  • HRV tracking in yoga to measure overall fitness

After all, these two paths have been the focus of heart rate variability studies for decades. For parasympathetic tracking, and autonomic challenges of all types have led ...

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HRV and Yoga: Heart Rate Variability Training

Science and Heart Rate Variability (HRV) helps to quantify the effects of yoga and meditation. Yogis have had this heart intelligence for thousands of years. Yoga works. Now we can prove the effects of yoga on the autonomic nervous system (ANS). Like a checks and balances system, the autonomic nervous system helps the body regulate itself. The “fight or flight” sympathetic nervous system and the “digest and rest” parasympathetic nervous system work in tandem. If they ...

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