Open The Window of Your Heart
Namaste PCS&M friends,
In the spirit of the month of Love, let us take the time to ponder our hearts. There is a window in our hearts that we can open and close. The practice of yoga invites you to journey through your heart. Think about the physical heart and how powerful it is. It’s incredible how hard it works and how it pumps life into our bodies, whether we are aware of it or not.
Just as the physical heart works hard to keep us alive, let's take a glance at the subtlety of the heart. As it pumps, it uses energy to fuel us. As it’s physically working, it simultaneously is processing your heart-felt emotions and sensations. Just as we nourish the physical heart, the subtle heart needs our nourishment, attention and awareness too; an invitation to heart healing. I invite you to take a moment for self-love and self-care by sharing in this practice:
A Healing Heart space practice:
Within your busy day, step away for a moment, even into a bathroom or a moment sitting safely in your parked car. Softly close your eyes, place both hands on your heart, breathe, feel and sink into your heart. At that moment, take a few deep breaths, in and out as you settle in. Think about something or someone you are grateful for.
Placing the thought and energy into your heart builds the energy of love and self-healing.
Allow yourself to feel without judgment. On the inhale, breathe love into your heart space. From that Heart space, Exhale and send love to those around you. Feel the warmth of your heart and in your chest build. Your heart ripples the energy of love through the beautiful being you are. You are loved, connected to your heart space, your divine. Slowly through your breath, open your eyes, release your hands and swallow.
Congratulations, you have just opened the window of your heart.
In this week's Chair Yoga practice, live at the chapel at 63 Washington St and streaming on Twitch.tv and Relevnt (maybe even youtube if we can figure that out!) we will practice breathing into our heart space. Our asana (yoga poses/postures) practice will focus on heart-opening poses to support your heart space and raise your overall feel-good vibration. Looking forward to our practice together.
We also uploaded several older episodes to our YouTube page so be sure to give us a follow! Take the practice home and enjoy!
Your Self Care Doula and Yoga teacher,