And if the only prayer you ever said was “Thank You,” that would be enough – Meister Eckhart
To begin a series of yoga postures for awakening the heart chakra let’s begin with a lovely hand gesture that is called Anjali Mudra.
This gesture is recognised as a hand gesture connected to invoking an attitude of prayer. It helps to establish the intention to reconnect with your Higher Self. It is a posture and attitude of reverence.
What Is Mudra?
‘Mudra ‘can be translated as ‘seal’ or ‘gesture.’ When we do a mudra, it acts as a seal or bond which brings our whole body in alignment with the energy associated with the mudra.
The essence of postures for the heart chakra is the attitude of prayer. This is not prayer as normally understood for centuries and which gets you nowhere.
This posture of prayer is not prayer as some form of petitioning God.
It’s not a form of Cosmic ordering whereby you demand of Divine Intention “Where’s my stuff?” (Caroline Myss) whether that be by way of wealth, health, or relationship.
This is prayer as a posture of trust and receptivity. It is an emptying out of your desires and demands other than one central desire. This is the desire to be a servant of Love’s purpose.
With most every image on the web that show yoga for the heart chakra postures there are none that invite a posture of prayer and receptivity.
This attitude is what the modern mystic Joseph Goldsmith (The Infinite Way) refers to as “an atmosphere of prayer.”
This is the atmosphere you are required to commit too in order that yoga for the heart chakra is effective.