Monday Mindfulness

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Free Your Heart

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AHIMSA – a Sanskrit word for non-injury, non-harming, kindness – a practice we should regularly engage in with others and ourselves according to ancient yogic traditions.  But, too often hurt, loss, or betrayal cause us to want to protect the heart, put up a shield, wrap it in armor and fight back.

Opening the heart to love and loss allows one to forgive, let go of resentment, and release fear, and thus to feel all emotions more fully, including love, joy, and contentment.

Today is the day to FREE your heart, to practice Ahimsa.  Shed the coat of armor, soften and expand the space surrounding your heart and allow sensations to flow through you.

Peel back the armor by inviting deeper and more fulfilling breath into your body, reaching deep down inside, freeing your breath, freeing your body, freeing your feelings.

Let your face muscles soften

…brow relax

…corners of the mouth curl up in a subtle smile

…shoulders roll back and down

… ribs move more freely as breath draws deeper into the body

…heart space opens.

Feel nurtured by your breath.

Feel the freedom beginning to unfold.

Dive into the love, joy, and freedom you bring to yourself on the wings of your breath.

Begin healing your deepest essence.  Breathe in…breathe out…FREE your heart.

Author: Monday Mindfulness

Yoga and Mindfulness Education @ and

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