Heartfulness is to live by the heart. It is supported by a set of practices that directly bring us inner peace and love within. The four practices that form the foundation of the method are relaxation, meditation, mental detox or cleaning, and connecting with the higher self through prayer. Together they support awareness of the heart while regulating mental and emotional disturbance and overactivity. After these are mastered, there are a number of additional practices that take us deeper into a heartful way of life.