Do you know how to do meditation? Maybe you have tried to meditate and maybe you never have. If you are at this page then you are being called to explore meditation more deeply than you have in the past. That is good.
My area of expertise is in heart rhythm meditation which is a downward, in-the-body practice. You focus on your breath and heartbeat. This creates a powerful rhythm in your body that is good for your heart and which takes you into an ocean of meditation and heart.
I have a complete e-Course that will teach you all the basics of Heart Rhythm Meditation if you are interested in that. You can download it and it comes with guided audio, video and step-by-step handouts. If you don’t have much meditation experience you might start at my meditation instructions page which begins with a Just Sitpractice!
My easy meditation techniques page has basic heart rhythm practices you can listen to and try right away.
How to do meditation is like riding a bike. At first, before you can ride (without the training wheels) you don’t really know what it will be like to ride. But once you get it… you never forget how.
Once you get it the first time you are hooked! You know what it is and how to get there again. This can be the beginning of a lifetime of practice. You will benefit so much from learning how to do meditation. It becomes something you can rely upon and call upon as you need it anytime you want to.
But don’t overlook the benefits of a regular practice either. Like exercising or diet, you benefit more from regularity. This builds a rhythm in your life and that’s something to really strive for. Inhaling and exhaling. Receiving and giving.
We begin by remembering
the sound and feeling of the One Being,
the wellspring of love.
We affirm that the next thing we experience
shimmers with the light of the whole universe.
–Neil Douglas-Klotz, The Sufi Book of Life
The Heart and the Head
In practicing meditation, the heart has a greater role than the head. Many people practice meditation to quiet the mind, but what ultimately quiets the mind is an awakened heart. The heart referred to is not just the physical organ, but is rather a certain sensitivity within each of us that can be enhanced through the practice of meditation.
Directing emotion and energy in conjunction with our breath is the way to awaken the heart. Heart Rhythm Practices will create sensitivity and awareness in your heart.
I looked for my self, but my self was gone.
The boundaries of my being
had disappeared in the sea.
Waves broke. Awareness rose 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.
With one hand lightly on your heart, breathe easily and gently. Feel the awareness of breath and heartbeat creating a clear, spacious place inside. Expand your heart into multi-dimensional space and connect your heart with the Universal Heart.