Calm Heart Meditation

by Judy Griffin on January 9, 2012

I have made an intention to incorporate daily meditation into my life. I know this will benefit me in numerous ways. I find meditating calms my body and mind, reduces stress, blankets me with comfort, and really helps me focus and find some balance. The trick for me is carving out this time regularly so it becomes a really nourishing habit. Like any intention or goal you need a a plan, action steps, and support.

One day my yoga teacher, Laura Williams, showed us this Calm Heart meditation in class.  I found it so soothing and loved the simplicity of it so DSCN2031 I asked Laura to send me the steps.

Calm Heart Meditation

1. Sit in easy pose, focus at the third eye

2. Left hand over the heart, fingers pointing sideways.

3. Right hand in “oath” position, with elbow bend comfortably at your side. The right hand is in gyan mudra. (tip of the thumb & index finger touch)

4. Inhale slowly and consciously, watching each iota of breath as it fills you up. Hold for as long as you comfortably can.

5. Exhale with the same amount of consciousness and slowness. Take the time to get ALL the air out. Hold out for as long as you comfortably can.

6. Keep that breath pattern going as you keep focusing at the third eye.

(You can inhale SAT and exhale NAM to keep your concentration.)

Give it a whirl and see how it makes you feel. Best to find a quiet time and space. If you try it let me know how it impacts you.

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