What is heartfulness meditation practice?
Heartfulness is a simple and straight-forward meditation practice, it benefits one by enhancing positive emotions such as kindness, empathy, compassion and love. The focus is more on the heart and inner self rather than the mind.
Heartfulness practice is based on the principle of bringing your attention to the divine light already existing within( do not imagine, believe its there and bring your awareness around it).
Though heartfulness meditation originated almost hundred years back, its technique perfectly fits in today’s modern lifestyle. I personally call it swift meditation technique as it does not require to concentrate on breath, mantras and any postures.
How to practice heartfulness
- Sit in a calm environment without distractions.
- Close your eyes and let the body relax from head to toe.
- Imagine stress leaving the body and vanishing in air.
- When you feel relaxed focus on the divine light in your heart.
- Feel the light illuminating the heart and spreading to your entire body.
- If the mind wanders or any other thought occurs just bring back your awareness gently.
- Meditation should not be forced. It should feel comfortable and natural.
- After few minutes of meditation you will start feeling serene and calm.
- Reflect on the session once you are done and analyse the positive emotions. This is an integral part of this technique.
- Heartfulness meditation can be done for 20-30 minutes and beginners can start by practicing 8-10 minutes twice a day or at least once before going to bed.
Heartfullness meditation does not belong to any religion and can be practiced by people from all walks of life. Its simple and can be combined with other meditation practices or yoga as well.
The benefits of heartfulness meditation
- Enhanced warmth and love will improve personal relationships.
- The focus will shift on your hearts true purpose and distracting thoughts will fade away.
- Creativity and productivity will increase at work.
- It cleanses the system and you will refreshed and positive.
- Heartfulness meditation also improves sleep quality.
- Its great for new practitioners and busy individuals who want to replenish positive energy after a hard day.
Heartfulness meditation is subtle and requires less practice than mindfulness but both techniques have their own benefits.
Psychological studies show consistent practice of heartfulness makes people compassionate towards each other, they do well at work and inter-personal relationships strengthen as well.
I would suggest you to try this meditation technique for sometime and decide if heartfulness practice benefits you or not!