The heart chakra which is located at the centre of the chest symbolizes love, compassion and sympathy. How you handle emotions such as love, hatred, jealousy, betrayal and loneliness all depends on your heart chakra. So in order to have all the positive feelings floating it is necessary that you know how to open your heart chakra so that all the issues are handled in positive way. Mantra meditation is one of the most popular exercises on how to open your heart chakra.
Each chakra has a specific sound or mantra and by reciting the heart mantra you can effectively open the chakra point. The technique described below is very powerful and generates a large flow of energy so do not overdo it as overdoing the mantra recitation will over stimulate the heart chakra and can lead to imbalance of the other chakras.
It becomes easier for you to count the mantras if you have a mala a special string of beads or you can also count it silently in your head.
First step is to locate a quiet, peaceful place and sit down on the floor with your legs crossed. Then close your eyes and chant the mantra which is “YAM.” As you chant visualize and focus on your chakra and feel the energy force moving through your body. If you are a beginner make sure that you slowly increase your mantra count with each session as sometimes it becomes difficult to handle such high energy. As per the hindu scriptures mantras creates a vibration inside your body which help in stimulation of the chakras and further help in opening of them. For every chakra there is a specific mantra sound associated with it. You can find online tutorials giving a detailed discreption of each mantra and how it is chanted.
Source by Rin Otori