Lead with the Heart
In every yoga pose, when there is a bend at the hips, the instruction is to “lead with the heart.” It’s a measure that physically insures the spine stays aligned and the neck muscles are not over-exerted. But it’s also a life-lesson, one that underpins all yoga philosophy.
In yoga anatomy, the heart chakra balances the three chakras below and three above it in union. Also called the Anahata chakra, which translates to “untouched” or “unstruck,” the implication is that the heart remains pure no matter what you encounter. It can be challenging to accept this as true. But when you become aware that the mind influences how you see things, a space opens that allows you to recognize the heart’s purity. You also align yourself to the precise reason for letting the heart lead the way. The ancient yogis knew that every one of us has the capability to be holy. All it takes is a willingness to listen to your heart.
Recommended: The Way of the Heart by Karunesh (CD)
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