Opening the Heart Chakra

The heart chakra located at the center of the chest, is the chakra of compassion and love. Your ability handling issues of love, grief, hatred, anger, jealousy, fears of betrayal, and loneliness depends on the condition of your heart chakra. You will find that if you open your heart chakra, handling these issues in a positive way will come more naturally to you. A popular technique often used for exercising our heart energy, is through mantra meditation. Each chakra has a specific sound or “mantra”, by reciting the heart chakra’s mantra you will effectively be able to open the chakra point, effectively stimulating and strengthening it in the process.

If you happen to have a mala, which is a special string of beads used for counting mantra recitations you can use it for this exercise. If you don’t that’s okay, you can just count the recitations in your head instead.

Before we proceed with the exercise, I would like to forewarn you that this is a serious technique that will generate a large flow of energy. Please be careful not to overdo it, over stimulation of the heart chakra can lead to an imbalance of the other chakras. This technique should only be used in addition with other techniques that will prepare you body to handle this new energy.

Now without any further delay, here are my guidelines to performing this mantra meditation.

1.Find a quiet and comfortable place to sit down on the floor cross legged.

2. Close your eyes, and recite the heart chakra’s mantra which is “YAM”.

3. As you are chanting this visualize and focus on your heart chakra at the center of your chest.

If chanted correctly, you will notice a new rush of energy. For beginners, I recommend that you do not exceed more than 20 recitations per session.

I’ve spent many years trying to figure out the most effective techniques to open the heart chakra as well as the other seven chakras. I studied meditation and various yoga exercises, with the specific purpose of developing the heart chakra. While some of these techniques, produced fair results I was looking for something more effective.
Now i’ve finally been able to take my chakra training to a whole new level.

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