The Heart

the heart

It’s February and of course, the focus on that incredible organ… the heart. Its ability to beat approximately 115,000 times each day. The capability to keep beating even when disconnected from the body and of course, its ability to be broken. Broken heart syndrome is extremely rare but still a real condition.  

What do the experts say?

In honor of this month, I would like to just share this beautiful quote from Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoch, a Buddhist Meditation Master.  

“The way to rule the universe is to expose your heart. When the ebb and flow of our heart diminishes, we feel separate from the vast world around us, a world in which everything breathes pulsates, expands, and contracts. Your shoulders, arms, neck, and ribs can either be a restrictive cage for your heart or an undulating, comforting protector.” 

Joy and Sadness and the Heart

As we all experience the joys of a happy heart, we also know that there are two sides to everything. As we also know, circumstances and situations can change that experience to sadness in a blink of an eye.   Wherever you are in your heart right now, just know that nothing is permanent and the joy we feel may turn to sadness, and the sadness we feel (and oh do we feel it) will one day turn back into joy.  We may not be grateful at the time when our heart is so hurting from pain, loss, and memories but that is why we keep exposing the heart, to experience all that it brings to us.  

This blog was created by Jane McIntosh, E-RYS 500 who has been practicing yoga for many years Jane began her exploration with yoga through suggestions for alleviating her chronic back pain. Amazed at the difference a few postures made, her practice grew serious and her love for yoga philosophy intensified, truly changing her outlook on life. Yoga found its way into all aspects of her life and her heart. She is currently a lead instructor at teaching online yoga classes and yoga teacher training certification coursework. Jane has written many blogs about transitions in yoga, the power of a smile and many others too.

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