The Open Lotus Heart Meditation lets you awaken to the power of the heart while it strengthens and heals the heart-center.
Instructions on The Open Lotus Heart Meditation
Posture: Sit in a meditative posture.
Mudra: Bring your hands into an open Lotus Mudra in front of the Heart Center. The base of the palms come together. The first digits of the pinkie fingers and the thumbs touch their corresponding fingers along the sides. The remaining fingers are straight and spread open, much like a lotus in bloom. The palms face each other are open to the heavens.
The thumb represents the ego and is related to the element of fire and the little finger is related to the planet Mercury and the element of water.
The mudra inspires purity and perseverance by representing the lotus flower floating above the muddy waters of desire, fear, and attachment.
Eyes: Focus at the tip of the nose.
Mantra: Chant Humee Hum Brahm Hum.
Many feelings will pass through you as your Heart Center strengthens and old wounds begin to melt into the sound current. Once hardened parts of your heart and old defenses will begin to drop away. Trust yourself. Immerse yourself in the presence of the open heart. We are most aligned with our real Self when we have the strength to stay open and connected to all people, everything and everyone in the Universe. It is in this connectedness that we realize our uniqueness. Be real and be present as you chant and dwell in the sound current.
Time: Continue for 31 minutes. (Each meditation is different – they work on different aspects of the mind and body, so the time varies with the technique, anywhere from 3 minutes to 2 1/2 hours. The common times used are 3 minutes, 11 minutes, 15 minutes, 22 minutes, 31 minutes, 62 minutes, 1 1/2 hours, and 2 1/2 hours. Start with what is comfortable for you. If you are a beginner I recommend 3 minutes and build up your time to do 11 minutes and so on.
To End: Inhale, suspend the breath, and exhale. Repeat 2 more times. Sit absolutely still for one minute. Sense everything. Then move your shoulders and arms and relax.
This meditation can be found in The 21 Stages of Meditation, available through KRI.
© The Teachings of Yogi Bhajan
Resources: I have made a library of yoga exercises for you, you can click on the link and try some of the Kundalini meditations and kriyas below.
Do you want to learn about Yogic words in Sanskrit? I have made a glossary of 108 Yogic terms here that you can take a look at.
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