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The Heart Opener

Updated: Mar 4, 2020

Kundalini Yoga for the Heart Chakra for giving and receiving love.



Title: “The Heart Opener”

Sequence of Practice

Opening:

3 OM’s & Gayatri Mantra (Broaden our intellect and bring light into our live)

Mantra Meaning: The eternal, earth, air, heaven that glory, that resplendence of the sun May we contemplate the brilliance of that light May the sun inspire our minds.


Warm-Ups

Spinal Flex

Posture: Sit in easy pose, grab ankles, inhale up and exhale back

Benefits: Stimulates and strengthens the lower spine (awakening kundalini from Mooladhara chakra)


Spinal Twist

Posture: Sit in easy pose, hands-on shoulders, thumbs behind, fingers in front. Inhale as you twist to the left and exhale as you twist to the right.

Benefits: Great for digestive health


Sufi Grind (Spinal rotation)

Posture: Sit in easy pose and rotate to the left and right. Inhale forward, exhale backward.

Benefits: Stimulates all the internal organs of the digestive system.


Neck Roll

Posture: Roll-neck clockwise and counterclockwise

Benefits: Removes tension in the neck and stimulates your thyroid.


Shoulder Shrugs

Posture: Shoulders shrug up on inhale and shrug down on exhale

Benefits: Loosens tensions in shoulders and relaxes upper back


Butterfly

Posture: Grab feet and make a butterfly motion w/ legs

Benefits: Opens the hips and relaxes the inner thighs


Wide-leg stretch

Posture: Stretch legs wide apart as possible and reach to touch shins or feet. Inhale up and exhale down.

Benefits: Great for sciatic nerve


Pranayama (Breathwork)

Bhrammari (Bee Sound)

Benefits: Instant way to relieve tension, anger, and anxiety. It is a very effective breathing technique for people suffering from hypertension as it calms down the agitated mind.

  • Calms your mind

  • Releases anxiety

  • Improves concentration and memory

Anulom Vilom (Alternate Nostril Breathing)

Benefits: Improves heart health, and helps in curing other diseases such as asthma, depression, migraine, high blood pressure, arthritis, and many others.