Heart rate variability (HRV) refers to an organism's ability to continuously adapt the interval between heartbeats to situational requirements. Physical strain or mental stress result in a quickening of the heart rate, which falls again during relaxation and recovery.
Heart rate variability is a good indicator of health status, stress tolerance, resilience and biological age. Restricted heart rate variability is a sign of labile health, burnout, depressiveness and a biological age that is higher than actual age.
The training aims to achieve coherence of breathing, pulse and blood pressure. Three training forms are provided for this purpose.
In baroreflex training the client learns to breathe at a demonstrated frequency (6 breaths per minute). The aim is to gradually synchronise breathing and pulse rate.
Coherence training provides feedback on respiration movement and frequency, pulse rate (Puls), the extent of respiratory sinus arrhythmia (RSA) and the periodic fluctuations in arterial blood pressure (LF). This enables the three parameters of respiration, heart rate and blood pressure regulation to be synchronised in a controlled manner (coherence).
In RSA training a breathing curve is displayed and actual respiration is fed back. Parallel feedback of the pulse rate supports development of the respiratory sinus arrhythmia.
RSA and coherence training require a RESP-P in addition to the MULTI-P.
MULTI-P, possibly RESP-P
Special training programs