IntelliSense Virtual Reality Mindfulness Trainer
Why is it Important?
Most of us know what it feels like to be in a state of harmony and flow, where our hearts and minds are working together. IntelliSense will help you achieve this state of mindfulness through a few quick steps that are intentionally designed to be simple. When you achieve nervous system balance with heart rate variability (HRV) training, you gain control over your stress response, thereby resulting in more effective performance, optimal cognitive performance, and a greater calm in life. Additional effects include improved mood as well as a much greater sense of well-being.
Heart rate variability (HRV) is tightly related to the workings of the Autonomic Nervous System (ANS). The ANS is part of the peripheral nervous system and acts as a control system, influencing the function of internal organs and helping maintain balance in the body. In most situations, we are unaware of the workings of the ANS because it functions in an involuntary, reflexive manner. Most of these bodily functions, such as digestion, perspiration, and dilation of the pupils, are generally performed without conscious control.
However, some of these activities also have a conscious element of control, such as breathing. Breathing is the only bodily function that is both involuntary (i.e. self-regulated) and voluntary (i.e. through conscious control). All it takes is a bit of training, and you can also have control over your heart rate. Therefore, breathing exercises are regarded as extremely important and useful in many religious, spiritual, martial art traditions, and modern medical and relaxation techniques.
Know your HRV
Simply put, heart rate variability (HRV) refers to the beat-to-beat alterations in heart rate or pulse. Most people think the heart is like a metronome, and beats vary evenly from one beat to the next. But the reality is that how your heart beats depends on how much stress and fatigue you’re under. When you’re under a lot of mental stress or you’re not sleeping well, you see a very specific pattern in the heart rate as opposed to when you’re well rested. A higher HRV suggests a relaxed, low-stress physiological milieu, while a lower HRV indicates a need for recovery, rest, and sleep. IntelliSense uses virtual reality (VR) environment to help you reach a heart-brain mindfulness state through heart-coherent breathing techniques.