Heart Rate During Sitting Meditation and Poetry Recitation

Trying to repeat the data in this paper entitled “Heart Rate Dynamics During Three Forms of Meditation [ Relaxation response, breath of fire, and segmented breathing ]” with my heart rate monitor.  I performed the “Relaxation Response” protocol from the paper during the segments on the heart rate graph entitled “Sitting Meditation.”  I also read from the Modern Poetry of Pakistan anthology edited by Iftikhar Arif.  I read Hassan the Potter, Write, and Son of Stony Mountains.  I want to try the “Breath of Fire” meditation technique next.

Two books that are cited by the article are:

1.  The Relaxation Response

2.  Breathwalk: Breathing Your Way to a Revitalized Body, Mind, and Spirit

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I am a Berkeley educated chemistry Ph.D. who is moving into the area of working on developing appropriate technology for communities that are subjected to socio-economic oppression. The goal is to use simple and effective designs to empower people to live better lives. Currently, I am working with Native Americans on Pine Ridge, the Lakota reservation in South Dakota. I am working with a Native owned and run solar energy company. We are currently working on building a compressed earth block (CEB) house that showcases many of the technologies that the company has developed. The CEB house is made of locally derived resources, earth from the reservation. The blocks are naturally thermally insulating, keeping the house cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Eventually, a solar air heater and photovoltaic panels will be installed into the house to power the home and keep it warm, while preserving the house off the grid. A side project while in Pine Ridge is a solar computer. I hope to learn about blockchain encryption software for building microgrids. In addition, it is an immediate interest of mine to involve local youth in technology education.
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