Heart Chakra Meditation

heart chakra meditation
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This heart chakra meditation is a simple technique to release sadness and fear and to bring compassion and love into your life.

Sit in a comfortable position, either cross-legged on the floor or in a chair. Sit up tall with the spine straight, the shoulders relaxed and the chest open. Inhale the palms together and lightly press the knuckles of the thumbs into the sternum at the level of your heart (you should feel a little notch where the knuckles magically fit). Breathe slowly, smoothly and deeply into the belly and into the chest. Soften your gaze or lightly close the eyes. Let go of any thoughts or distractions and let the mind focus on feeling the breath move in and out of your body. Once the mind feels quiet and still, bring your focus to the light pressure of the thumbs pressing against your chest and feeling the beating of the heart. Keep this focus for one to five minutes.

Next, gently release the hands and rub the palms together, making them very warm and energized. Place the right palm in the center of your chest and the left hand on top of the right. Close the eyes and feel the center of your chest warm and radiant, full of energy. See this energy as an emerald green light, radiating out from the center of your heart into the rest of your body. Feel this energy flowing out into the arms and hands, and flowing back into the heart. Stay with this visualization for one to five minutes.

After you feel completely soaked with heart chakra energy, gently release the palms and turn them outwards with the elbows bent, the shoulders relaxed and the chest open. Feel or visualize the green light love energy flowing out of your palms and into the world. You can direct it towards specific loved ones in your life or to all sentient beings.

To end your meditation, inhale the arms up towards the sky, connecting with the heavens, then exhale and lower the palms lightly to the floor, connecting with the earth. Take a moment or two before moving on with the rest of your day.

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Comments 6

  1. Same here :D for the simple meditation, I feel relaxed, for this one, I feel happy and full of love ♥

  2. One question. What would be the purpose of meditation?
    I talked once with a teache about meditation techniques. I was very frustrated about my inability to concentrate, on some meditation exercise I was doing, and I told him about it, so he asked me why struggle?What is meditation? It is detaching the mind from all distractions and focusing it to a single point, idea, concept, object, etc. Also, I understood that once you started with a technique is good to stick with it. I guess the final purpose is the same for all meditation techniques…so why would we try many types instead of focusing at one?

  3. kozmijn – The purpose of meditation is to move towards a state of enlightenment through focusing the mind and cultivating inner peace.

    Yes, you should find a technique that works for you and stick with it to be able to progress and reap it’s benefits. There are many types of meditations because different people have different strengths and needs.

  4. Thank you. This was the first time that I tried this HCM. It was so calming and soothing. It actually brought many emotions to the surface in a healing way. I especially loved opening the palms to share my energy to the world. Very yoga like to share what we have inside with others. I plan on adding this at the end of my yoga class that I teach. Namaste

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