Passive Heart Opener with Block
From Dandasana, place a block behind your sternum and exhale as you lengthen your spine, lean back on your elbows. Tuck your shoulder blades onto the block. Place your hands in prayer and allow your heart center to open. Stay for at least 5 breaths.
Throughout this exercise breathe into the upper chest and draw the lower belly gently in. Don’t force the pose, instead practice opening your heart and surrendering the weight of your body into the floor. If intense emotions arise, don’t try to change them, just experience them, as they are without generating attachment or aversion. This is an exercise in emotional and psychological surrender, as much as it is a heart opener.
See also Calm Heart Meditation