Heart Meditation

One way to deeply connect with our ecstatic heart is through meditation.  Heart Rhythm Meditation is a method of inner reflection that involves smooth, rhythmic breathing and a focus on the heart.  This meditation method builds the health of the heart at the physical, emotional, and spiritual level.  Through harmonizing the breath and heartbeat, we learn to both calm and energize the body and mind.  Our innate gifts are strengthened, and we feel a deeper connection to life!

Basic Steps in Heart Rhythm Meditation

  1. Sit up straight and tall, in a chair.
  2. Place your hand on the center of your chest.
  3. Focus on two things: your breath and your heart. Usually it’s hard to focus on two things at the same time; the secret here is to imagine that your heart is breathing. Your heart breathes in, your heart breathes out.
                                                                      (from Asatar Bair, IAM-U Blog: Basic Heart Rhythm Meditation)

These are the basic steps to begin Heart Rhythm Meditation--that's all there is to it!  I recommend starting with a few minutes a day.  As you become more familiar and comfortable with the practice, there are more advanced techniques that can be learned.

The classic meditation book Living from the Heart, by Puran and Susanna Bair, offers more information about the benefits and methods of Heart Rhythm Meditation:

Living from the Heart Book

For information about local and online Heart Rhythm Meditation classes, visit:

Local Heart Rhythm Classes Worldwide

Online Webcourses

Yours from the Heart,


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