Focus

Working from breath, allowing breath to be deep, breath to move the body

Practice

  • Bhujangasana (Cobra) - Intended to broaden the chest area through breath, cobra is a great asana for opening the heart chakra.  Not only does it promote spinal strength, but it also invigorates the circulatory system.

  • Garudasana (Eagle) - The arm and leg positions that make up eagle pose not only build strength and balance, but also open the fourth chakra.

  • Gomukhasana (Cow Face) - Like cobra, cow face pose strengthens the spine and stretches the arms, shoulders, and hips opening the chest and heart chakra.

  • Marjaryasana (Cat) - Cat pose is a great way to release back tension that may be keeping your heart chakra from opening.

  • Matsyasana (Fish) - A tremendous pose for improving spinal flexibility and strengthening the back, you might want to use a bolster for this one.  When practised correctly, fish pose expands the chest cavity to allow the Anahata chakra room to fully open.

  • Urdhva Mukha Svanasana (Upward-facing Dog) - As it strengthens the spine, upward-facing dog also stretches the lungs and chest to open the fourth chakra.

  • Ustrasana (Camel) - This backbend asana strengthens the lower back, thighs, and legs while opening and invigorating the heart chakra.

 

Pranayama

Anuloma krama (inhale-hold, inhale-hold, etc)

Viloma krama (exhale-hold, exhale-hold, etc)

Nadi shodhana (Alternate nostril)

Bandha

Mula bandha and jalandhara bandha

Meditation

Air element, spaciousness, love, balance, ease, twelve petals, intersecting triangles

Seed Sound

yam

Mudra

Press the pads of middle fingers together.

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