Based on the abundance of Kundalini Yoga music and meditations to heal a broken heart, it’s clear that many of us have looked to heal the heart at one time or another. While a broken heart isn’t a condition you would wish upon anyone (even the one breaking your heart), it’s actually a beautiful opportunity to focus on love and opening the heart center.
Healing the heart won’t happen overnight and rebuilding trust in others takes time, but what is life without an abundance of love to share? So allow yourself to grieve and learn to love yourself first to share love with everyone!
If you’re just going through the shock of break up or a broken heart, the “Meditation for Stress or Sudden Shock” is a good place to start. It uses the mantra Sat Nam Sat Nam Sat Nam Sat Nam Sat Nam Sat Nam Wahe Guru, which you can find on the Kundalini Mantra Instruction Album (Track 53). This helps to keep your mind from going berserk and your nerves from being shattered so you have a better base to continue your life even with the pain that may come.
Yoga music to heal a broken heart comes in many forms and tastes. I’ve found that chanting to Guru Ram Das brings comfort and protection in times of stress and strain. Sometimes chanting Guru Guru Wahe Guru, Guru Ram Das Guru will bring you to tears, each time opening and healing the heart a little more. Mirabai Ceiba has a beautiful version of the Guru Ram Das Chant on Night in Ram Das Puri and another on The Heart of Healing. This mantra soothes pain and brings healing to the broken heart. It plays beautifully in the background to bring peace as you go through your day. Siri Dharma Kaur’s version on Healing in Africa is full of soul and soothing if you’re looking for a shorter chant version. The new CD by Seda Bagcan is beautiful as well and her chant to Guru Ram Das is heartfelt. Although you can chant to Guru Ram Das anytime, in Sadhana Guidelines you can find the “Guru Ram Das Rhythmic Harmony for Happiness” meditation which brings peace.
If you’re not afraid of a little tongue twisting, the “Healing the Wounds of Love” meditation uses the beautiful Shabad “Mera Man Lochai.” This meditation is powerful to heal a broken heart. This chant heals the heart and aligns, purifies and strengthens the heart and soul. It only takes eleven days to do rather than the usual 40 day practice and the chant takes about 45 minutes. The experience is different each time and for each person. I can’t say what will happen if you practice this meditation, but the first time I completed the meditation my heart burst open and I was blessed to provide comfort to a complete stranger later that day to help release some of her burdens. The last time I finished this meditation a blessed stranger came along to help me release some of my burdens and open my heart. This meditation can be found in the book Yoga and Mantras for a Whole Heart and Nirinjan Kaur has a beautiful recording.
How lucky are we that there is a meditation called “Heal a Broken Heart?” Yes, this one is in I AM A WOMAN. Sit straight in easy pose with neck lock. Bring the palms together with the forearms parallel to ground (forming a straight horizontal line). Bring the arms up so that the tip of the middle finger is at the level of the Third Eye Point, still keeping the elbows high. Go within and continue for 11 minutes and up to 62 minutes. There is no breath specified. To finish inhale, exhale and relax the breath. Clasp the hands and stretch the arms up for 2 minutes. There is not mantra specified, but listening to one of the Guru Ram Das chants will make the time go by faster and surround you with music to heal, just remember to focus within.
I can’t say enough about the I AM A WOMAN manual, every woman should own a copy and it really won’t hurt the gentlemen either. Included are many wonderful kriyas and meditations for healing the heart and clearing past, present and future. The”Meditation to Remove Fear of the Future” is a very soothing meditation and especially good when you feel unsure of your future after a breakup. For this meditation pick your favorite version of Dhan Dhan Ram Das Guru and bring yourself into the healing protection of Guru Ram Das to manifest miracles in your life. Snatam Kaur and Prabhu Nam Kaur have a beautiful recording on Mother’s Blessing, Pritpal Singh has a wonderfully different version on One Prayer and one of the classics is on Lord of Miracles – Guru Ram Das by Shakti Parwha Kaur and Kirtan Singh.
Sometimes a broken heart comes with all sorts of other problems. A breakup of a long term relationship, say eleven years, will take time to heal. Something as simple as shopping at the grocery store can be a destabilizing ordeal. Sometimes even a warm-up such as butterfly stretch can have you bursting into tears. There is more than just a broken heart to mend in these cases; the first, second and third chakras need stabilizing. There are a number of kriyas and meditations you can do for different chakras, a great resource is Meditation as Medicine, which covers all the chakras. You could try the “Medical Meditation to Release the Past, Especially Childhood Anger,” which is said to help dispel all of the old wounds, fears and angers from the past to stabilize the first chakra. The “Nabhi Kriya for Prana-Apana” is also a kriya to consider as it brings balance to the energies in the body by focusing at the Third Chakra and then moving into the Heart Center, you can find it in The Kundalini Yoga Experience. This kriya also helps to alleviate mild depression, which can accompany a broken heart. For the second chakra, try Sat Kriya or Sex Energy Transformation from Sadhana Guidelines.
In the end, through using the music and meditations to heal a broken heart it’s important to realize that you are who you are and that is a good thing. Healing the heart by creating self-love will help to keep you balanced in the future. The meditation “Creating Self-Love” is found in Self-Knowledge and in the I AM A WOMAN manual. It’s challenging, but self-love can also be a challenge. Release anger and guilt and remember to treat yourself with kindness through your journey to heal the heart.