Soon it´s Valentines Day! I don´t know if you celebrate this day or not? Maybe every day should be Valentines day? It started as a celebration for the saint Valentine and has developed over many many years to todays romantic celebration, when you show your love giving gifts or doing something else for your sweetheart.
In the yogic tradition the love and heart is connected to the heart chakra that is at heart level in the center of your body. (The chakra is the yogic energy system). There are many wonderful yoga poses and meditations for the heart and one of them I want to share with you today. It´s called the Calm Heart meditation. I opens up the heart, make you connect to your feelings and also have a very calming effect so it´s an awesome meditation to do if you feel very stressed or anxious.
This is how you do it:
Sit in easy pose or on a chair with your spine straight. Place your left hand on the center of your chest at heartlevel. The palm of the hand is flat on your chest and your fingers are horizontal and pointing to the right. The tip of the right index finger touches the tip of the thumb and rest of the fingers are straight. Raise your hand to your right side as giving a pledge, the palm faces forward. Keep your elbows relaxed and your shoulders relaxed.
Now focus on the flow on your breath. Breathe long and deeply, down to your belly. As you have inhaled hold your breath in slightly, as long as it feels comfortable for you. Then exhale slowly and gently, and as you have exhaled hold the breath out. And continue breathing in the pattern. 3-5 min
To end: inhale deeply, hold the breath and take down your hands, place them on your knees, and exhale. And sit for a few moments and relax.
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Helen Kåselöv is a yoga teacher and yoga therapist and the founder of Healing from within with yoga & food (former Yoga for Endometriosis & Pelvic pain). Helen has a history of severe endometriosis and is today helping women with endometriosis, PCOS, uterine fibroids and other pelvic pain online, with yoga, nutrition and other lifestyle changes. Using yoga both as a tool in different kinds of healing programs, pain management, yoga has become the foundation in her work. “Yoga can help you in so many ways: Physically, mentally, spiritually and as a personal development tool.”