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Imagine when we were children. We were running around and learning daily. Physical activity strengthened our motor neurons, allowing energy to move freely in the lower part of the body.
While active learning and acquiring facts improved our brain faculty and the upper part of our body was charged by the neurons and we were healthy.
With activity in both regions, as children to our teenage years, we were in a physical and mental balance.
But our wholesome activity cycle took a turn as we grew older and we started working our brain more than the lower part of our body. Our physically activity, especially the physical exercise of running around reduced considerably and the balance we had when we were young was broken.
Generally after the age of 40, we tend to have joint aches, dry skin on the lower part, muscle pull, arthritis, backaches and constipation and to name a few.
All these are caused by the lack of activity below the waist as the motor neurons are not charged and activated regularly.
This chair is designed specifically to create a balance between the lower and upper part of the body.
Using the “Science of Mirroring” to trigger motor neurons, it is a very relevant tool in this present time as the human society is relying more on exercising the brain than the whole bodily system.
The chair is made of wood to sustain vibration and the structure is carefully crafted to make sound vibration travel through the wood grains. Pieces of wood were joined together through compression for a better reverberation.
The backrest is made of layers of lengthy wood to allow subtle vibration to continuously move without much distraction.
The front portion of the chair has no legs and is held firmly by the centre beam which is grounded with a circular wood to reduce gravitational interaction.
There are two speakers and a tweeter attached to the chair. The tweeter picks high frequency while the other speaker picks mid tones.
There is a feet rest pad made of the same wood and is contoured at a degree to rest the feet. It is specially designed to send sound vibrations into our middle lower feet and up to our calf muscles.
There is a mid toned speaker just below the seat and covered by a thin wood just enough to carry the weight of the sitter. This is to allow the sitter to feel the vibration from the speakers.
There is also another speaker at the lower part of the back rest. Just below the twitter, it is a high pitched speaker that would let sound travel into the lower part of our vertebral column.
The left armrest is slanted lower at a 45 degree to allow the arm to relax. This is done to let the left arm absorb more vibration without exertion. A metal knob is attached to the end of the left arm chair to allow the vibration to travel into the left side more effectively.
The right armrest is at a 90 degree and a wooden knob is attached to the end. By gripping it, the usual release of energy from the body is minimalised. This is to help the body to conserve the energy and not release externally during the charging period.
This chair is somewhat like your battery charger. It charges your motor neurons on the lower part of your body and the message is directed to the ‘heart-brain’.
The heart-brain transmits messages to the brain which registers it after repetitive signals and repairs the lower body. When this practice is done daily for a specific time
One of the primary researchers in this field is Rollin McCraty, Ph.D., Director of Research at The Institute of HeartMath, located in Boulder Creek, California. He is a Fellow of the American Institute of Stress, holds memberships with the International Neurocardiology Network, the American Autonomic Society, the Pavlovian Society, and the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, and is an adjunct professor at Claremont Graduate University. McCraty, whose background is in electrical engineering, is responsible for several inventions widely used in the semi-conductor and automotive industry today. But in 1991, McCraty decided to pursue his passion and helped Doc Childre founded the Institute of HeartMath. The research team they have put together has been exploring the role the heart plays in creating emotional experience and accessing intuition, as well as its role in the physiology of optimal function.
The heart is in a constant two-way dialogue with the brain. But, McCraty explains, the heart and cardiovascular system are sending far more signals to the brain than the brain is sending to the heart.
This has been known since the late 1800s, but has largely been ignored. While it is recognised that these afferent signals, or signals that flow to the brain, have a regulatory influence on many aspects of the autonomic nervous system, including most glands and organs, it is less commonly appreciated that they also have profound effects on the higher brain centers. Cardiovascular afferents have numerous connections to such brain centers as the thalamus, hypothalamus, and amygdala, and they play a direct and important role in determining our perceptions, thought processes, and emotional experiences.
Recent work in the relatively new field of neurocardiology has firmly established that the heart is a sensory organ and an information encoding and processing center, with an extensive intrinsic nervous system that’s sufficiently sophisticated to qualify as a heart brain. Its circuitry enables it to learn, remember, and make functional decisions independent of the cranial brain. To everyone’s surprise, the findings have demonstrated that the heart’s intrinsic nervous system is a complex, self-organized system; its neuroplasticity, or ability to reorganise itself by forming new neural connections over both the short and long term, has been well demonstrated.