It’s been 350 years since Dutch physicist Christiaan Huygens, the illustrious inventor of the pendulum clock, noticed that no matter how his oscillating masterpieces started, within 30 minutes they would always end up swinging the opposite direction to each other if mounted on the same beam.
Since then, scientists have been experimenting with two pendulum clocks hanging from the same beam, and while the conclusion was that forces exerted on this moveable beam were causing the syncing action, no one could agree on how this actually works. Recently a new breakthrough has been reported.
Using these perfectly strung pendulums, Oliveira and Melo calculated that the speed of their swings corresponded to the cycles of the sound pulses they produced, which travelled through the wall from clock to clock. “We could … verify that the energy transfer is through a sound pulse,” Melo told the AFP.
“The two clocks interact, giving two ‘kicks,’ one in one direction and another one in the opposite direction,” Oliveira told David Freeman at The Huffington Post. “Only when the clocks are at phase opposition the effects of the perturbation cancel,” he said, which causes the pendulums to swing in opposite directions.
The results were published in the journal Scientific Reports.
The team says this isn’t just an explanation for a centuries-old mystery – understanding how “very small interactions can add up, and in the end, synchronize very large systems” can have huge implications in everything from economics and electronics to the biology of how cells sync up to produce a heartbeat.
A session of Network Care is commonly referred to as an “entrainment.” The concept, similar to the synchronizing of pendulums, is applied to creating efficiencies in the energy systems of the body. The goal is to create cohesiveness, or oneness, within the person. This recent research again points out the tonal implications of how the nervous system communicates within the human body. This gives us greater insight into the healing process.
5 Morning Habits to Start Your Day Off Right
By Dr. Luke Schmelzle
“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle
Does your day start out rushed, with a mad frenzy, or does it have a relaxed rhythm that carries over into the day? The tone of your morning will determine the tone of your day, so it’s time to start planning accordingly.
The habits you cultivate in the morning influence how you feel, act, and think during the rest of your day. Here are 5 simple habits that you can add into your morning routine now, to ensure that you are at your best.
1. Stay Unplugged
Starting the day by checking your phone for messages, social media or work email immediately cultivates a reactive mindset, instead of a proactive one. Instead, remain detached from technology for the first hour of your day so you can begin your day with greater presence.
2. Practice Gratitude
Smiling and vocalizing gratitude signals your brain to release the feel-good neurotransmitters (dopamine, endorphins, and serotonin), which lift your mood, relax your body, and lower your heart rate. There is a growing body of research pointing out the physiological benefits of gratitude, laughter, and positive comments.
A few minutes of meditation/prayer can make a tremendous difference in your life. It connects you to a greater sense of power and purpose. It allows you to set the tone of your intentions for the day’s activities. It helps you to be more open to handle the unexpected. Create a dedicated space and time for this vital activity.
Whether it’s a simple yoga routine, a brisk walk with your pet, a quick set of sit-ups and push-ups, or hitting the gym, you cannot go wrong with movement in the morning. “Motion is lotion.”
5. Eat a Healthy Breakfast
You’ve most likely heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Take the time to eat a meal that is healthy and tasty. You will start the day with a high level of energy and vitality. Begin each day with a great start!
Your body, and indeed every living thing on the planet, is endowed with an inner wisdom that directs every cell, whether waking or sleeping. Each breath you take, every beat of your heart, and the growth of each new hair follicle are examples of this inner intelligence at work. You were simply born with this wisdom or intelligence and it directs you.
There is a significant difference between thriving and surviving. Surviving means, “to continue to live or exist,” while thrive can be defined as “to grow or develop well, to prosper or to flourish.”
How come, when so many of us claim to have a goal of thriving, the majority of us are still just surviving?