Have you heard of the Inner Balance App and Ear Sensor? It’s one of my favorite tools to help myself and patients practice the art of meditation because let’s face it, it’s not something most people can pick-up (and love) overnight. As a naturopathic physician, I see countless patients who struggle with daily anxiety, chronically high cortisol levels, chronic fatigue, persistent insomnia, and dozens of other complaints that could be managed with daily meditation. In fact, out of all my years of practice, the most common complaints I hear involve the words “fatigue,” “stress,” and “anxiety.” Many patients don’t know that there are some simple, yet truly beneficial practices they can add to their daily (or weekly) routines that can immediately impact their symptoms. Meditation is one of those practices.
What Is the Inner Balance App?
The Inner Balance™ Sensor for iOS is an innovative approach to naturally improving wellness through training, education, and self-monitoring. It helps you change your reaction to stress, gain insights in your shifting moods, and create a more positive outlook on life, while also tracking your progress. You can even journal your accomplishments and share them with others. With the Inner Balance app, you enter how you feel in the moment and then run a session focusing on a positive moment. Research has shown that focusing on positive emotions like appreciation can greatly reduce the effects of stress and deliver you to a more calm, peaceful state.
- Gain insight into your shifting moods
- Learn to focus on appreciation
- Track your progress
- Award your success
- Journal your accomplishments
How Does It Work?
Simply plug the HeartMath Sensor for iOS® onto your iPhone®, iPad® or iPod® Touch and connect the earpiece to your ear. Tap in the space below the breath pacer to start your session. Follow the pacer and the prompts below to help you moderate your breathing, activate a positive emotion, and restore your Inner Balance.
The Ear Sensor
The Inner Balance App uses an ear sensor to capture your Heart Rate Variability (HRV) data. This data gives the most accurate, in-the-moment reading of your heart rhythm patterns.
What Should I Feel? or ‘What Does Coherence Feel Like’?
Coherence is a natural state of internal synchronization between the heart, breathing, and the head. People experience coherence as a sense of inner calm and balance, an increased focus, while others experience coherence as a more relaxed state. While everyone experiences this differently, and some people have more inner stress than others, most people experience some results within the first couple of weeks of regular practice. The effects of coherence will increase the more often you use your Inner Balance Trainer.
When I regularly use my Inner Balance app, I notice a dramatic improvement in my mood and energy. Whether you use this device or have another meditation method, I encourage you to make it a daily habit. Your health is worth it!
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