An Open Heart - by Karen Ramsey McCabe

An Open Heart
“Expansive, vulnerable, soft, accepting, authentic. These are the words that come to mind when we think of an open heart. When our heart is closed the first telltale sign is our body's posture. Those little wings on our backs, blades slumping forward making our shoulders droop inwards as if they want to protect us. Physically we protect, mentally we project our fears outward and inward.
In Sanskrit, Anahata is found at the center of the chest just above the heart and literally means unhurt, unstruck and unbeaten. To open the heart, we must first start by loving ourselves without the need for that love or acceptance to come from the outside. With love and acceptance of all our imperfections, we open ourselves up to be more loving and accepting of others and find true connection.
This is the beginning. Silently we say yes to the universe that we are unafraid and unhurt and like a blooming flower we slowly open ourselves up to all that life has to offer.
~May all beings feel ease of well being~Namaste.”

About the Author

Karen Ramsey McCabe completed her Vinyasa yoga teacher training at Montezuma Yoga in 2009.

She's a mother, dancer, graphic artist, co-owner of Anamaya Resort and is now flexing her wings as a writer. She takes her personal life experiences as lessons to learn for inspiration and growth. She loves yoga, travel, spending time in nature, eating healthy and playing with her daughter. She is currently working on her first children's book.

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