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The Heart’s Electromagnetic Field

The heart sends more information to the brain than the brain sends to the heart. Your heart emits an electromagnetic field that changes according to your emotions. The heart’s electrical )ield is about 5000 times greater in amplitude than the electromagnetic energy generated by the brain.  The electromagnetic energy generated by a horse’s large heart is 5x stronger than a human heart.


The human heart’s electromagnetic field can be measured several feet away from the body.


Our heart rhythms affect the brain’s ability to process information.


The heart can act independently of the cranial brain and has extensive sensory capacities.


The heart has a system of neurons that have both short and long-term memory, and the signals they

send to the brain can affect our emotional experiences positive or negatively.


Changes in the electromagnetic field correspond with changes in thoughts and feelings.  

Others, including horses, can pick up information through the electromagnetic energy radiating from the heart.

Understanding the heart’s electromagnetic field

The concept of coherence is useful in understanding how physiological patterns (in this case our heart’s electromagnetic )ield) change with our emotional state. Heartmath research shows that our heart beats in a regular, steady pattern when we experience positive emotions such as love or appreciation, thus these are coherent states. An irregular, erratic heart rate corresponds with negative emotions such as anger, anxiety or frustration and are examples of incoherent states. Positive emotions not only feel better subjectively but they increase synchronization of the body’s systems, thereby enhancing energy and enabling us to function with greater ef)iciency and effectiveness. Alternately, negative emotions, where left unprocessed over time, take a toll on the body by causing disruptions in healthy body function.The strong electromagnetic energy generated by a horse’s heart is part of the explanation for their extremely heightened intuitive senses that enable them to accurately perceive, energe4tically, the state and safety of their surroundings. In noticing the horse’s reaction to us and our reaction to the horse (in essence, our electromagnetic, non-verbal communication) we can learn about ourselves. Horses help to make the invisible visible.

This information is from the Heart Math Institute Research Center, where ongoing research is being conducted to explain the role of the heart in our horse-based experiences. www.heartmath.org