Centering in the heart.
It is an expression we yoga teachers tend to use a lot in our classes.
What does that truly mean though?
No matter what age, gender, character, race we are when we talk about Self we point to the heart.
Scientists wanted to experiment on the effects of meditation on Buddhist monks and they started wiring their heads. The monks started laughing. Scientists thought that the monks found the devices funny but in fact they just looked down on the idea of measuring the reactions in the brain when all is happening in fact in the heart; the seed of the soul.
Heart conditions are the number one cause of fatalities by a scary stat of 15.5% in an increasing trend.
It seems we have started living a life further and further away from the seed of the soul; from where it all happens, foreign to the Self.
This yoga program aims to keep your heart healthy and prevent any cardiovascular problems. It is great for low blood pressure. Please note that for friends who have experienced cardiovascular problems I will offer another sequence in near future. For now, just practice the final breathing technique/meditation. This practice is suitable for all levels and there is also a version with adaptations using props for friends with physical limitations.
I invite you all to take a minute of silence every now and then; just feeling your heart. You don't need a special technique or a philosophical context. Whenever it all gets “too much“ just listen to the heart without any judgement or expectation. Letting go of the thoughts for a while and reconnecting. See how that feels.