Anders Olsson, How our breathing can affect our health, performance, and longevity

We all breathe as an absolute necessity, yet, many of us breathe sub optimally. In this interview, Anders, author of a highly rated book Conscious Breathing, walks us through the seven components of Conscious Breathing. We also discuss fascinating and less-discussed topics around breathing, such as the importance of carbon dioxide (CO2) in our body,Continue reading “Anders Olsson, How our breathing can affect our health, performance, and longevity”

Rohan Dixit, founder and CEO of Lief Therapeutics: Discover and improve the state of your mind through continuous HRV monitoring with biofeedback

Rohan left his academic job as neuroscientist to spend almost an year with monks in Tibetan mountains. Initially focusing on scanning monks’ brains, his focus shifted to heart rate variability (HRV) as a way into the state of our mind. In this interview, Rohan discusses HRV both as a measurement of and intervention to mentalContinue reading “Rohan Dixit, founder and CEO of Lief Therapeutics: Discover and improve the state of your mind through continuous HRV monitoring with biofeedback”

How Does Autonomic Nervous System Affect Health?

If you’ve been following my blog, you may already know that I’m very keen on learning about and improving my HRV through a continuous HRV monitoring. Why focus on HRV, you may ask. It seems intuitive that autonomic nervous system (ANS), that regulates body’s vital functions like breathing, temperature and digestion, affects the rest ofContinue reading “How Does Autonomic Nervous System Affect Health?”

Try this one thing to improve your HRV instantly

After posting my first article about continuous HRV monitoring with Lief, my journey to improve HRV continues. Today, Lief is an indispensable part of my lifestyle and attaching it on my chest is one of the first things I do every morning. Seeing live impacts of an action, a habit, an event etc. on myContinue reading “Try this one thing to improve your HRV instantly”

Is standing workstation hurting Heart Rate Variability? How to improve HRV with continuous HRV monitoring

When my acupuncturist asked how my stress level was, my sincere answer used to be: “Not particularly stressed. My job is a deskwork writing emails and such. It’s not that stressful”. Little did I know! After I started wearing my Oura ring, the most surprising findings were my deep sleep and very low nighttime HRV.Continue reading “Is standing workstation hurting Heart Rate Variability? How to improve HRV with continuous HRV monitoring”