The ability to act with love, kindness, and compassion is a very human trait. It is a basic tenet on which we build and nurture our relationships, and it empowers us to do the right thing in decision making. Our Fourth Chakra, or the Heart Center, is the manifestation of this energy of love within our bodies.
The Fourth Chakra, when it is in a state of balance, enables us to empathize with people and animals, and to build friendships, love, and forgiveness. It also lends itself to passion, and strength, both personally and professionally, giving us the power to actualize our dreams and make them a reality.
When our Heart Center becomes unbalanced, however, we can find ourselves being suspicious, insular, or untrusting. This simple and quick meditation practice opens up the Heart Center, enabling the Fourth Chakra to rebalance so we are able to receive love into our lives.
Benefits of Meditation
This meditation for the Fourth Chakra has many benefits both to your personal happiness, but also the health and prosperity of your relationships. The Heart Center is an incredibly strong and powerful center, and when it is in balanced by this meditation it can:
Help to manifest goals
Enable you to build trusting relationships
Aid forgiveness and empathy
How to do this Meditation
Start by sitting on your heels, and pull your spine up straight over the hips. Raise your arms to shoulder height, keeping them parallel to the ground. Your palms should face the ground, and your hands should be flat with your fingers together.
Bend the elbows to bring your hands in front of your chest. The fingertips should come together to almost touch right in front of the heart in the center of your chest. Focus the eyes on the tip of the nose.
This meditation is silent, which means you do not have to make these sounds aloud, but rather internalize them. The mantra for this meditation for the Heart Center is done to the sound of Humee Hum, Brahm Hum by Nirinjan Kaur and Guru Prem Singh.
The posture described above is the starting position. After each movement you should return to this position. Allowing the music to set the rhythm and the pace of your movement, move your hands and arms so they are outstretched at either side of your body, still parallel to the floor and with hands facing downward.
As you perform this movement, be sure to tighten the core, pull your navel and raise the diaphragm. As you return the arms to the starting position, allow your core to relax back to a resting position.
Repeat these arm movements, remembering to engage your navel point and solar plexus each time, for 11 minutes.
To end, breath in slowly and deeply and hold the breath in for 15 seconds. Repeat this twice more, and then relax.
Take a few seconds to enjoy being completely present in the moment, and go about your day with a renewed and intensified sense of love and compassion.