The golden mean or golden ratio “is a special number found by dividing a line into two parts so that the longer part divided by the smaller part is also equal to the whole length divided by the longer part. It is often symbolized using phi (Φ), after the 21st letter of the Greek alphabet. In an equation form, it looks like this:

a/b = (a+b)/a = 1.6180339887498948420 … (1)

The term “coherence” in the context used here refers to a consistent and harmonious relationship between waves that allows for their constructive addition and multiplication. This leads to the preservation of form (in-form-ation) during a change of wavelength. Dr. Irving Dardik (2), founding chairman of the U.S. Olympic Sports Medicine Council, was a pioneer in the researching of wave coherence in the realm of heart conditioning and in integrating Heart Rate Variability (HRV) into fitness training.

The Center for Fitness Research seeks to continue research efforts into this valuable aspect of fitness training following the lead of Dr. Dardik and other researchers in this field, notably Dan Winter (3), who was the first to coin the term and measure “heart coherence” in 1992 and who, together with Paul Harris (4), is one of the creators of the THERAPHI bioactive plasma device.

In the context of fitness, golden mean coherence refers then to a wave structure in the body’s biofield within which life supportive information can be maintained and shared on all levels of functionality.




1     LIVESCIENCE among multiple other sites

2     Roger Lewin, Making Waves, Irving Dardik and his Superwave Principle (USA: Rodale Inc./

        Holtzbrinck Publishers, 2005).