Crazy. I've been wondering about this 'ability' for a long time. I've been able to do it as long as I can remember. Didn't know about the dilated pupil aspect until I tried it out tonight. Not huge, but the effect was immediate. I've never really monitored the actual BPM each time, I'm sure it was at least 120 when I held it for at least ten seconds.
There is one aspect, though, that I've not seen mentioned yet. All of the details of everyone else's experience I've had also (haven't figured out the lowered HR thing w/out changing breathing, but my resting rate is already around 55, would probably freak me out to go much lower). I can also, however, locate the intensity of the 'rush' sensation anywhere in my body that I wish and change it's location as quickly as I can think it. It can be a full body experience, or I can move the intensity to just my feet, or out to my hands, back to my chest, just my head, etc. That, to me, says it may be something more than just adrenaline. Seems energetic, possibly nerve related. Some might even say it's chi being moved around. I don't know.
If it is adrenaline related it gives me pause to do it quite so freely now. The stress hormones can do some damage over time. I've used this to keep me going on long road trips at night, also, but as many have said the energy boost only lasts for a few minutes at most.
Please share your thoughts on this energetic movement aspect and if any of you have had this experience. Glad I found you guys. Thought I was just a little nutty, turns out I'm not the only one.View Thread