As life seems to spin faster and faster and the needs of those around us begin to impinge more and more be it a relationship, children and their activities an aged parent, the workplace and our career time to sit and take a little peace to ourselves seems to fade and dissolve like pie crust.Try the heart centering technique as a fast method to bring you back to peace.
Yogis have known for centuries that calming the breath calms the mind.Any thing simple and pure is often overlooked as not being profound and powerful.My students are amazed at how this simple but powerful technique improves their lives. One student used this technique along with yoga asanas (postures) daily to turn them around from a stroke. It is a very effective technique if you are troubled with depression or anxiety.
Let me show you how I was taught
Sit in any comfortable position, with your spine straight and your eyes closed, just closed, begin to relax.If feelings of anxiety or discomfit arise just return to the breath.Some people may feel a heaviness , a warmth or even a lightness as the tensions and tiredness leave the body.
Just imagine that you are listening with heart…….
i.e. shift your listening from head listening to heart listening.as though your heart has the listening device within it…
Not that you are listening for anything.
It is merely that listening with the heart allows you a more receptive frame of being
For the full heart Centering technique see Shanti Gowans book Calm the Mind.
The very beautiful Centering in the Heart technique can be found on<http:www.ascendedmastersoflight.com >
One very practical meditation that many find helpful is called centering in the heart. This teaches you to sit in sacred space. It also helps you to stay grounded as you navigate the spiritual path. The more you practice this meditation the easier it becomes. Plus, you will find you can stay in sacred space for longer periods of time. A simple and quick centering technique you can use with any prayer or decree is the following.
- Put your thumb, index, and middle fingers of your left hand together and place them in the middle of your chest next to your heart.
- Close your eyes and focus on this area.
- Take several deep calming breaths.
- Visualize the inner light.