The heart is the emblem of Leo the Lion -- its fiery warmth and boundless creativity. Each one of us is absolutely unique, and our one-of-a-kindness is our gift to the world.
With the new Moon in Leo this Friday, August 17, it’s time to let your heart-light shine bright. New Moons are the perfect time to begin new habits. Here’s a simple-yet-powerful meditation to unleash the heart’s creative potential.
Heart Breath Meditation
1. Focus your attention on the area of your chest around your heart.
2. Breathe into and out of your heart area. Listen to your body and find a rhythm that feels natural and gentle for you.
3. Allow a positive emotion, such as love, joy, happiness or fulfillment, to radiate from your heart area. If you need inspiration, you can imagine a time when you felt a positive emotion, and allow the echo of it to overflow from your heart area and move into the rest of your body.
Practicing this Heart Breath meditation whenever you feel stressed can have profound effects both physically and psychologically, including lowering blood pressure, boosting mental clarity and increasing an overall feeling of well-being and connection.
Even if you only meditate one minute a day, your inner Lion will be purring!