Heart Rhythm Meditation (HRM) is a meditation practice that coordinates the breath with the heartbeat. This generates a powerful internal rhythm that creates heart coherence which is a state of balance with the head, heart, and body.
By giving our hearts our attention and our breath, we can energize and heal our hearts. Breath is a tool we use to bring energy into our hearts. The simple act of breathing consciously and rhythmically will energize your heart and tune it and heal its wounds.
Working with the heart chakra in meditation activates your core self. If you want to discover your purpose in life and be more authentic, you should listen to your heart. Heart Rhythm Meditation connects you to your heart through contact with your heartbeat.
Learn how to feel your heartbeat and watch your heart respond. The heart loves attention and when you can feel it beating in your chest or through your pulse then you will have made a great step in inner awareness. You are standing at the gateway to your vast inner world and your heart is the temple through which you walk.
Your heart is your greatest treasure. It beats out a rhythm which coordinates the inner workings of your Being. It is your central processing core that sends messages to your brain and the entire body.
Working with my own heart chakra has allowed me to be more open towards other people without negative vulnerability. I have been able to leave behind dogma and seek my own spiritual truth.
This is a direct approach to the heart that can bring change quickly and efficiently. Working with the heart doesn’t need to replace other therapies and is a safe self-help tool which can bring tangible results. It will also help you maintain any progress you have already made with other healing practices.
Heart Rhythm Meditation Practices
I have recorded some basic heart rhythm meditation practices here for you to get some immediate relief and relaxation and delve into meditation. You are free to jump right in and try it!
HRM practices can be done at home or any quiet place. Once you learn the basic breathing practices you can use them throughout the day, anytime you want to. Learning how to breathe is a key to all meditation, and a key to good health and happiness.
Heart Rhythm Practice slows the heart rate and makes it more regular. It lowers blood pressure, increases circulation, and creates coherence in your heart rate variability. This is a state of harmony and balance within your body and mind. It is a state of optimal health and a centering place where you can go to recharge and heal any time you want.
Sufis call the heart the sun in the chest. It holds the master key to an awakened self, great relationships, and emotional intelligence. It also is key to a vibrant and healthy physical body.
As more people are learning to connect with their own hearts, social change reflects this. A kinder and gentler world is a reflection of heart centered thinking and behavior. You can be the change you want to see in the world by tuning into your heart and learning to become more sensitive to the hearts of others.
We can nurture our field of dreams and flourish in a heart-centered world. The mind has had its place at the head of the table but now it’s time for the heart to come front and center. We can serve the purpose of life by living from the heart. We can create love, harmony and beauty by connecting with heart. Begin it now!
Heart Rhythm Meditation Origins
HRM has been brought out into the mainstream by Puran and Susanna Bair of The Institute for Applied Meditation over the past 25 years. Their teacher was Pir Vilayat Khan, son of Hazrat Inayat Khan. Inayat Khan brought Sufism to the West from India in the early 1900s.
Heart Meditation has been practiced for many centuries, dating back to both early Christianity and Sufism, with traces in Buddhist practices as well. In Christian monasteries, this meditation was known as the Prayer of the Heart and is described in the old Russian classic The Way of the Pilgrim.
Native Americans have used heartbeat drumming practices for many moons.
In this video, Puran and Susanna Bair talk about their work with HRM and the the development of the University of the Heart.
Heart Healing Practices
Heart Rhythm Meditation can help strengthen and heal our physical heart by increasing heart rate variability and making our heartbeats more regular. The practice creates a powerful rhythm in our hearts that increases our resilience and magnetism. Every minute you spend in awareness of your breath and heartbeat is an investment in your heart’s health and strength.
HRM is a downward meditation where you are centered in your body through connection with your heartbeat. This is healthful to our hearts. Some meditations lift consciousness out of the body but this can lead to disassociation. HRM brings the energy of the universe down into the body through the heart.
Learn HRM at Home
I’ve developed a study-at-home Heart Rhythm Meditation e-Course for anyone who wants to learn this practice in a step-by-step manner.
I’ve recorded heart rhythm meditation practices in a step-by-step format into an online course that you can work through on a week-by-week plan, complete with handouts and mp3 guided meditations.