“Heartspace” is a term used a lot in the healing/mind-body worlds, and yet the manner in which it is often brought to our attention, in my opinion, lacks specificity.
The mediastinum (dubbed the ‘love muscle’ by my teachers) is a gossamer-thin wrapping that literally holds our heart. It is also connected to our breathing areas, so as our breath comes in and the diaphragm drops, this pulls on the mediastinum such that it massages the walls of the heart.
So, it literally is what holds our heart and creates the actual heartspace. This space can get tight and feel trapped when we hold a lot of tension and aren’t giving it the love and attention it needs and deserves.
This class is focused on this area as well as our usual nervous system basics.