Category: Chinese Chi

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Exaggerated heart rate oscillations during two ...
C K Peng, Joseph E Mietus, Yanhui Liu, Guruchaan Khalsa, Pamela S Douglas, Herbert Benson, Ary L Goldberger
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 […]