My mother always told me, if she could protect me from anything, it would be a broken heart and I never understood why until it happened… I’m convince that having a broken heart is equally as painful as any physical pain to the body. The good news is, time heals all wounds but there are also steps you can take to help sooth through the pain day by day. Read the tips below to help get you through your next heart ache:
Step 1: Tune into your breath.
Lie down on the floor with one hand on your heart and your other hand on your stomach. Breathe and feel your chest rising and falling. Feel your heart beating, sending blood to every part of your body. Don’t try to change your breath or control your body in any way; simply feel the sensations of lying on the floor. If you’re feeling a knot in your chest or a pit in your stomach or any kind of physical sensation related to your emotions, that’s OK. Let yourself feel it, and notice how the pain doesn’t stop your heart from beating.
Step 2: Tap the thymus.
There is a reason monkeys beat on their chests. That is where the thymus gland is. It is the thing that shrinks when we have a “broken heart.” By gently tapping on your chest, you can stimulate the thymus gland and help it to expand and heal.
Step 3: Ask yourself a few questions.
Reflect on the following prompts, which will help you see the beauty in the breakup.
1. Why is this happening FOR me? (… instead of why is this happening TO me?)
2. How do I trust that this will play out as it is meant to play out?
3. How do I enjoy that I will never have to relearn these lessons?