• Lisa Brown

Open Lotus Heart Meditation

This is one of my all time favorite heart-opening meditations which I learned while doing my kundalini yoga teacher training in NYC many years ago. This meditation uses a mantra, or group of words that are spoken out loud or recited internally to help stregthen concentration and deepen the meditation. The specific mantra “hummee hum brahm um” used in this meditation translate to “we are we, we are God” and refers to us as the spirit of God in a spiritual sense. If you don’t feel comfortable chanting out loud, you can always repeat the mantra mentally.

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Open Lotus Heart Meditation

Strengthen and heal the heart center.

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.

Eyes: Focus at the lip 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.

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.



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