After completing a meditation, you'll be able to see a summary of how your body responded in the Session section of the app.
You’ll see a chart of how much time you spent meditating (Training), and the amount of that time that you were in a state of Calm and/or a state of Focus. The blue ring represents your Calm time, while the green ring represents Focus. You can experience Calm and Focus at the same time, indicated by the area that the two rings overlap one another.
Directly below, you’ll see a more detailed line graph that shows you exactly when you were in each state, over the duration of the meditation. Calm represents the periods of time when you’ve brought your mind and body to a state of rest. This is determined by the way that your heart rate changed over the course of the session, and how your heart behaved relative to the typical baseline that has been observed from you in the past. A Calm state is characterized by the dominance of your parasympathetic nervous system, (or rest-and-digest system) which helps reduce your stress level.
Focus is a state in which you are physically relaxed, but your mind is active and responsive. This state is characterized by a distinct pattern in your HRV over time. While Calm is a more relaxed, lower-energy state, Focus involves the active engagement of positive emotions, and may be experienced as a balanced and energized state. Focus is conducive to tasks requiring mental acuity,, problem-solving, and decision-making, as well as physical activity and coordination.
Regular meditation practice can, over time, help you achieve Calm and Focus more easily and more rapidly.