Exaggerated heart rate oscillations during two meditation techniques.

@article{Peng1999ExaggeratedHR,
  title={Exaggerated heart rate oscillations during two meditation techniques.},
  author={C. Peng and J. Mietus and Y. Liu and G. Khalsa and P. Douglas and H. Benson and A. Goldberger},
  journal={International journal of cardiology},
  year={1999},
  volume={70 2},
  pages={
          101-7
        }
}
  • C. Peng, J. Mietus, +4 authors A. Goldberger
  • Published 1999
  • Medicine
  • International journal of cardiology
  • We report extremely prominent heart rate oscillations associated with slow breathing during specific traditional forms of Chinese Chi and Kundalini Yoga meditation techniques in healthy young adults. We applied both spectral analysis and a novel analytic technique based on the Hilbert transform to quantify these heart rate dynamics. The amplitude of these oscillations during meditation was significantly greater than in the pre-meditation control state and also in three non-meditation control… CONTINUE READING
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