If you want to follow the path of love, it’s a good idea to meditate on the heart chakra everyday – Frederick Lindermann
The heart chakra is the chakra that opens you to the experience beyond the sense of the limited personal self.
The lower three chakras (root, sacral and solar plexus) are related to the development of the personality within this dimension of time and space.
Many people never move beyond their sense of personal identity to the longing for a deeper experience beyond the personal – the transpersonal.
For this writer it is the opening of the heart that begins the authentic journey of Yoga. The word ‘Yoga’ means to ‘yoke’ that is a metaphor for the direct experience of “union.”
This is the union of the personal with the transpersonal and of time with eternity. Yoga is not simply about learning how to be accomplished at asanas or pranayama.
The authentic practice of yoga is the intention to union.
Here are some Rumi quotes that invite the experience of heart yoga.
Love is the bridge to everything – Rumi.
Come out of the circle of time into the circle of Love – Rumi
It is only through the opening of the heart chakra that you come out of the circle of time which is the equivalent of your never ending overthinking personal mind.
You move out of the head (circle of time) into the heart (Circle of Love).
When the heart chakra is open you allow the flow of the everything to be expressed through you. The Christian mystic Miester Eckhart said it this way.
When the higher flows into the lower the lower is transformed by the higher – Meister Eckhart.
The higher refers to the energy of the transpersonal represented by the higher three chakras related to communion with Divine Intention.
The lower relates to the identification with the personal self (lower three chakras). The transformation happens through the open-heart chakra.