Focused work will give us the fluidity, flexibility, and strength needed to experience our true nature as conscious blissful beings. The topic of heart-opening yoga most often brings forth images of various back-bending yoga postures.
Our life energy moves through the heart space. Being bendy is good but having a truly open heart is vital.
We need to remember that asana, the physical postures of yoga, are only 1/8th of the equation. For lasting benefit and healing, we also want to implement the other seven limbs of yoga—yama(ethical standards), niyama (self-discipline), pranayama (breath work), pratyahara(withdrawal or restriction of the senses), dharana (concentration), dhyana (meditation), and samadhi (integration).