Heart rate dynamics during three forms of meditation.

@article{Peng2004HeartRD,
  title={Heart rate dynamics during three forms of meditation.},
  author={C K Peng and Isaac C. Henry and Joseph E. Mietus and Jeffrey M. Hausdorff and G Khalsa and Herbert Benson and Ary L. Goldberger},
  journal={International journal of cardiology},
  year={2004},
  volume={95 1},
  pages={
          19-27
        }
}
OBJECTIVE This study was designed to quantify and compare the instantaneous heart rate dynamics and cardiopulmonary interactions during sequential performance of three meditation protocols with different breathing patterns. BACKGROUND We analyzed beat-to-beat heart rate and continuous breathing signals from 10 experienced meditators (4 females; 6 males; mean age 42 years; range 29-55 years) during three traditional interventions: relaxation response, breath of fire, and segmented breathing… CONTINUE READING

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