Breath in the Heart Guided Meditation

June 13, 2007

We’ve just added the Breath in the Heart meditation to our podcast. It’s a variation on meditations in which you follow your breath. In this case, you maintain awareness of the breath and the heart area at the same time. This helps open and enliven the heart chakra. The heart is the seat of love and connection. Attention on the heart helps to awaken the energy of love. This meditation can be especially soothing as you connect into the energy of the heart. At the same time, it can bring our awareness to any emotional pain which is present in the heart chakra. The pain may be from past hurts or from our current situation. If we are grieving, bringing attention to the heart will help facilitate the feelings of grief. By allowing these feelings to be present, they can move through and resolve.


6 Responses to “Breath in the Heart Guided Meditation”

  1. Pete on July 7th, 2008 7:44 am

    Thank you very much for giving us this meditation. We will be using it today for our online Sangha meeting ( We start by meditating together then have a Dharma discussion. Today you will be sharing meditation with a group from all over the world.
    Thanks again,
    Pete Hot Springs, Arkansas

  2. Mary on July 7th, 2008 9:01 am

    You are welcome, Pete, and thank you for sharing this meditation with others. We are touched to have you choose to use this meditation in your Sangha. I visited your beautiful website and will write a blog post about your Sangha today — which actually is starting right now!

  3. Colleen on April 22nd, 2009 5:21 pm

    I am looking for meditations on forgiveness. I am working the 12 steps recovery and need some help getting through some stuff. I use your meditations on love, letting go, and gratitude. However, I was wondering if you have a specific forgiveness meditation…

    Thank you so much for this site…

  4. Mary on April 23rd, 2009 9:01 am

    Hi Colleen. I’m glad you’re enjoying the meditations. You aren’t the first to ask for a forgiveness meditation. I don’t have one yet, but may create one in the future. Thanks for asking…

  5. Karen on October 6th, 2013 4:45 pm

    Thank you for this meditation. I used it today and was surprised at the despair I became aware of. And saw washed away with love, too. I am grateful.
    Thank you.

  6. Mary on October 7th, 2013 3:51 pm

    Karen, you are so welcome. Thank you for being open to the meditation – to feeling the despair and letting the love in to wash it away. Wishing you the very best on your healing journey.

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