This is a key heart chakra meditation that will bring you to your heart center and allow you to feel your heart in a most intimate way.
Your heart is the gateway to your inner world and to some of the best meditation you’ll ever experience. Heart chakra meditation will give you the experience of bathing in an ocean of pure emotional energy.
This type of meditation keeps you grounded in your body centered in your heart. This is a mindful heart practice where the focus of your attention is on your heart and breath. I’ll teach you this meditation here and you can try it out for yourself. I think you’ll see that it’s a great way to meditate.
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The following quote is from Jelaluddin Rumi, a 13th Century Poet and Sufi Mystic. Often called the greatest poet ever, his poems are about the heart and love. Here’s one Rumi quote I like to get you in the mood for this heart chakra meditation:
I looked for myself, but my self was gone
the boundaries of my being
had disappeared in the sea
waves break, awareness rises again,
and a voice returned me to myself.
It always happens like this..
Sea turns on itself and foams,
and with every foaming bit
>another body, another being takes form.
And when the sea sends word,
each foaming body
melts back to ocean-breath.
Here’s The Meditation
Sit upright in a chair, or on a cushion. Let your back be straight but relaxed. Let your spine be long and let your belly be soft. Close your eyes and enjoy turning your attention within. The inner world is as vast as the outer world. Enjoy this time to give attention to yourself and recharge your internal battery, your heart.
Allow your breath to become slower, deeper, quieter and more rhythmic. Breathe fully and deeply and rhythmically. Try to make your inhales and exhales approximately the same length.
Bring your awareness to your heart area. You can simply direct your inner glance to the area in the middle of your chest and you may want to place a hand over your heart for a little while. Now imagine that your heart is breathing and that your inhales and exhales are flowing in and out of your heart.
After a full inhale, try to hold your breath gently for a few seconds or longer. During the holding, see if you can feel or detect your own heartbeat in your chest. Try to get a sense of they rhythm of your beating heart. You may also contact a pulse point on your wrist or neck to find your pulse.
Now try to exhale to a count of 6 heartbeats and then inhale for 6 heartbeats. This makes your breath balanced between the inhale and the exhale. Continue to breath in this rhythm for the duration of the meditation.
Now on your next exhale, think of lightly touching your heart on the exhale and then lifting up off your heart on the inhale. Keep a smooth, steady breathing pattern.
Notice any sensations or emotions that come from touching down upon your heart. Also notice anything that arises with the inhale. How are these different?
Cultivate gratitude for any emotions this practice brings to your attention. You are giving your heart the power of your breath and your attention.
Try and do this practice for 10-20 minutes. Do it every day if you like. It can become a regular part of your meditation practice.
Listen to Touching The Heart
Click here to listen to a free 12 minute guided meditation for this heart chakra meditation practice. It will guide you through the meditation.
General Guidelines for Heart RhythmMeditation
- Everything that happens in your meditation is part of heart rhythm practice
- Think of expanding yourself from the heart outward
- Don’t space out. Seek reality and truth. Put your attention on bodily sensations, emotions and visions
- Consider that your heart is trying to speak to your through these signals. Listen to them but do not express them (during the meditation)
- Send breath into any sensations, and move towards any emotions. They will deliver their message to you.
- You are always in control of the experience through control of your breath
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