Monday, May 19, 2008

Google Biorhythms


A biorhythm (from Greek βιορυθμός - biorhuthmos) is a hypothetical cycle in physiological, emotional, or intellectual well-being or prowess. "Bio" pertains to life and "rhythm" pertains to the flow with regular movement. Biorhythms theory has no more predictive power than chance, and has been labelled a pseudoscience by skeptics

I first heard about Biorhythms many years ago and at the time I got myself a book and got quite into it all. It did seem to have some substance in that, critical days were often not good ones for me! It is said that people make many more mistakes on critical days; and also have more accidents!

I have recently started to get back into it as I have a gadget on my Google desk top that automatically shows me that days chart. So much more convenient than drawing the chart by hand as I did when I was first interested.

The blue line equals the Physical cycle, the pink line is the Emotional cycle and the brown is the Intellectual. All the cycles vary in length. Each cycle starts at zero on the day you are born. The Physical cycle is 23 days, the Emotional is 28 and the Intellectual is 33 days. These are known as the primary rhythms.

There are also 4 secondary rhythms: Spiritual =53, Awareness = 48, Aesthetic = 43 and intuition = 38. The site where the Google gadget gets it's info. says the following:

How to interpret biorhythms readings
Each biorhythm is zero when you are born, then it changes by a sinus-like law with the period equal to specific number of days depending on the rhythm (physical - 23 days, emotional - 28 days, intellectual - 33 days).

At any time each biorhythm is between -100% and 100%. Closer to 100% is better, closer to -100% is worse. The color of the circle shows this number visually, for example: pure green is 100%, green-grey is 50%, red-grey is -50% and pure red is -100%.

Special attention should be paid when the biorhythm is 0% or close to 0%. The days when the sign of the biorhythm is changed are called critical days, the circle becomes special . It was observed that people make many more mistakes on critical days.

If you are interested take a look at what Wikipedia has to say:

If you want to get your own charts then just Google the word "Biorhythm" there are loads of free sites.

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