As we know from our last post, brain & heart coherence is simply a state of unity and integration of mind, body and spirit –when our thoughts, intentions and actions seamelessly align. It not only has powerful effects on our mental and emotional health, stability and resilience, but also on our physical health, affecting heart rate, immune system, sleep quality and overall energy levels. In this post, we will examine 12 major benefits of living in a state of coherence from mental, emotional and physical perspectives.
When we are in a state of coherence, we are honest with ourselves, we accept the facts and our feelings in response to the facts wholeheartedly, and we take aligned action – from the bottom of our hearts. When we practice this consistently, we get to reap the benefits of brain & heart coherence:
1. Feeling Whole
Because brain & heart coherence entails unconditional acceptance of what is, when we practice it, we exist in the “now” ( as opposed to living in the future or dwelling on the past). This helps us feel whole without the need to escape anything.
2. Feeling Unity with Yourself and the World
The more we accept ourselves and our life the way it is, the deeper our sense of unity with ourselves and the world becomes. We breathe life in freely, without fighting anything, and it fosters deep relaxation and the feeling of unity with the world.
3. Deep Inner Peace
The more heart-centered actions we take, the more we teach our mind to believe that no matter what happens, we will always have our own backs and we will always be OK. With this, comes deep trust in ourselves and our personal power, which brings about feelings of deep inner peace.
4. Decreased Stress
When we fully accept our life the way it is, breathe it in, and allow our bodies to experience it, the less we feel the need to worry about the future or dwell in the past. With acceptance comes letting go, and way less to stress about. Because once again, when we take actions that serve our hearts, our mind learns that no matter what happens, we will be OK. As we have now become our own protectors, our own best friends, and our own partners in crime.
5. Increased Energy & Vitality
When we are in a state of coherence, we think way less and feel way more. Moreover, with aligned actions, there is suddenly no need to dwell – only do. Heart speaks very clearly and gives very clear directions. And when we align our actions with the heart’s desires and act from there, so much energy is saved because we are not constantly worrying and ruminating anymore. We have a clear destination in mind and can use all of our energy towards the action.
6. Enhanced Creativity
The less we think, the more space we have in our mind. And the more we feel, the more we tap into the flow of our creative energy. All of a sudden we start getting more creative ideas about situations in our life that we would have never thought of before, more ideas about how to creatively express who we are. And when we take action on these ideas, the joy generated by our decisions creates palpable ripples in all areas of our lives.
7. Emotional Intelligence & Mastery
When we align mind, body and soul, we stop running from our emotions and start running towards them. We willingly jump into the sea of our deep emotional heart, because we are not afraid anymore. We know that the heart can withstand all, and the deeper we go, the free-er we become. With this newfound freedom, comes a genuine desire to understand our emotions, validate them, and act from our center. And the more we practice it, the more we learn about ourselves (and consequently about others as well). When difficult emotions come up, we find new and new ways of dealing with them and we start dancing with them, enjoying even the most “negative” ones. Because now we know that they are here to help, and the faster we get to the core, the faster we resolve our internal conflict.
8. Greater Resilience
Here, we, again, come back to the concept of teaching our brain that no matter what, we will always have our own back. With this, comes incredible resilience, because now, when tough situations try to knock the breath out of us, we know how to act: we feel all there is to feel, and then we take a deep breath and keep on moving.
9. Solid Mental Health
Solid mental health lies in trust: trust in oneself. And because living in a coherent state requires deep trusting relationship with one’s heart, once that trust is established, there is a solid foundation that no one else but you can ruin. Not outside circumstance could erode this trust, as it is built on actions that you choose to take. And when your actions are rooted in love, in who you are, and who you feel and believe yourself to be, your foundation will be solid and could withstand any storm.
10. Improved Physical Health
Research shows that the state of coherence improves your immune function, decreases stress hormones, improves heart health, and promotes overall wellness. This is the true “health inside-out” phenomenon that could be easily achieved and measured.
11. Deeper Emotional Connection with Yourself and Others
The deeper you dive into your own emotions and the more compassion you feel for yourself, the deeper you will be able to dive with others, creating incredible relationships rooted in honesty and authenticity.
12. Improved Quality of Life Overall
All the factors described above impact every area of a person’s life. Life becomes lighter, richer, deeper, more joyful and meaningful. And the more of this richness you have, the more you want, naturally creating more joy, energy and vitality. But now you don’t have to think about it. It’s who you are.
The Alleviant Team