As you remember, the readouts are all waves moving across a screen, and as the amplitude of the waves decreases so does our vital signs until the amplitude is zero and we are flat-lining.
And all things being equal, the bigger the amplitude of the metabolic waves, the healthier we are.
The idea is that we have many waves moving through our body and psyche at any time and they are all related, so if we can influence the amplitude of any one wave, we can influence the amplitude of the others.
This idea is also well illustrated in Interval Training where the metabolic rate is influenced in a wave like manner. And Interval Training is considered a powerful and successful exercise for athletes.
However I am very interested in the effects on my psyche. Already I notice that as my metabolic rate rises on the wave, I become euphoric; and as my metabolic rate falls on the wave, my relaxation response kicks in and I enter the meditative state.
So far I have been able to do this now and then and found it to be very powerful. So now I want to make it into a daily habit and I think this will take three weeks. So I will need to be consciously forming this habit for three weeks, after which, like all habits, it becomes second nature.
I expect the three weeks will bring big changes in me that may be difficult for me to manage alone and that is why I ask for your support.