5 Poses That’ll Inspire You to Live From Your Heart

Your heart is a source of intuition and deep knowledge—but you may miss its messages when your (busy) mind rules. This sequence is designed to help you get out of your head and into your heart.
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In this fast-paced world, it can be challenging to live from your heart. Here, yoga teacher Sarah Ezrin shares her secrets—and a home practice—that can help you get out of your head and into your heart.

In this fast-paced world, it can be challenging to live from your heart. Here, yoga teacher Sarah Ezrin shares her secrets—and a home practice—that can help you get out of your head and into your heart.

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There is a place inside each of us that knows all the answers without us even having to ask the questions. It’s a place that acts as a personal GPS, guiding us toward our truths and away from that which no longer serves us. This place is the source of your light, made up of unconditional love. It’s your heart, and there is no greater act of self-love than living from it.

If you ever doubt that your true nature is one of pure joy and love, spend some time with a baby. It is awe-inspiring to watch infants take in the world. They don’t spend time beating themselves up or feeling insecure about their tummies. They use their mental energy to observe the astounding world around them. As they gaze deeply into your eyes or nuzzle into your shoulder, you can tell that they are fully living from their heart. Self-love is innate. Self-loathing is learned.

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So how do you unlearn the patterns that have become so deeply engrained in your brain that it’s easy to mistake them as reality? By identifying your thoughts for what they are: just words. Thoughts are words that were learned, heard, or observed. And just like when you read words in a book or on screen, you can choose when to stop reading, paying attention, and believing.

By tapping into the well-stream of infinite love constantly flowing from inside, you can drown out the outside noise that you may have come to believe as truth. You can tune into your heart, where you are already perfect—because you are love.

What I’m saying is not some distant utopian ideal. It’s about connecting to a deeper place within you and living from that space. It’s about letting your heart be a source of guidance. It’s about peeling off the masks we mistakenly feel we need to wear and discovering who we authentically are—and living life in accordance.

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Ready to get started? Try this simple, 5-pose home practice to help you start living from your heart: