Heart Above Head

I first heard the phrase "heart above head" in a random yoga class. The young teacher highlighted that some Yoga postures are designed not only to stretch and relax muscles but also to place our hearts above our heads.

Examples include: The famous Downward-Facing Dog, Child's Pose, and my favorite posture these days: inversions. The inversion postures in particular have remarkable benefits for improved blood flow and oxygenation. But not only, inversions are brilliant for clearing the head and finding more balance with Heart and Mind.

Think of it this way, sometimes in our life, we get so caught up in our head that we forget that our heart has the ability to speak to us as well.

Placing our hearts above our heads from time to time reminds us that what matters in life is not just to DO well but also to LOVE well...


What's the main message behind "Heart Above Head"?

In a world often driven by logic and rationality, the call to place the "heart above head" resonates with a profound message. It urges us to acknowledge and honor the power of our heart as valuable guides that shape our experiences and choices.

At first glance, one might assume that this phrase advocates for irrationality or the dismissal of reason. However, its true essence lies in the harmonious integration of heart and head, rather than the exclusion of one in favor of the other. It invites us to strike a delicate balance between the warmth of our emotions and the clarity of our intellect.

Our hearts hold immense wisdom. They possess an intuitive understanding that often eludes the confines of logic alone. By valuing our heart intelligence, we tap into a wellspring of insights and love.

Yet, our heads offer their own unique gifts. Our intellectual capacities provide us with analytical prowess, critical thinking, and the ability to make rational decisions. They enable us to assess risks, solve problems, and unravel the mysteries of the world. The mind, when properly aligned with the heart, becomes a trusted ally, enhancing our understanding and helping us manifest our heartfelt desires.

When we place the heart above the head, we choose to honor our heart guidance without allowing it to overshadow reason entirely. It is an invitation to listen to the whispers of our inner selves. By doing so, we gain a more comprehensive view of ourselves and others, and we unlock the transformative power that lies within.

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Tal Gur is an author, founder, and impact-driven entrepreneur at heart. After trading his daily grind for a life of his own daring design, he spent a decade pursuing 100 major life goals around the globe. His journey and most recent book, The Art of Fully Living, has led him to found Elevate Society.

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