Heart Chakra - Anahata
The Heart Chakra is the 4th Chakra, located at the center of the Seven Chakra System. It is where the physical and spiritual come together. Located at the exact center of the chest, it corresponds not only to the heart but your lungs, thymus gland, and your cardiac plexus.
In Sanskrit, it is referred to as the Anahata which means unhurt, the spiritual place where past experiences and grievances cannot harm us. The Anahata Chakra is associated with the color green, which stands for transformation and love energy.
The Heart Chakra brings awareness to compassion, love, and beauty. Driven by the principles of transformation and integration, the fourth energy center is said to bridge earthly and spiritual aspirations, join the upper3 and lower 3 chakras.
In this article we will briefly introduce the Heart Chakra and its attributes. Most Chakra articles begin with discussing the Chakras using either the Root Chakra or the Crown Chakra as a starting point. I personally like to start the discussion from the center, or the Heart of the matter because it is the connector of the upper three (Spiritual) Charkas and lower three (Physical) Chakras. The Heart Chakra can allow in more energy than the Root or Crown and can energize the energy the strongest getting this energy to the other Chakras with great speed and efficiency.
In Part 2 of Understanding Your Heart Chakra, you will learn how to open and balance the Heart Chakra so it may be a point of Spiritual, Emotional, Physical equilibrium in your body and life.
Heart Chakra Aspects
Heart Chakra Balanced Attributes
If your fourth chakra is properly balanced, this is indicated by your personal conduct. Those with an open Heart Chakra are full of love, forgiveness and compassion. If the Heart Chakra is out of overactive or blocked people tend to have personalities that are filled with anger, grief, hatred and jealousy, all being physical manifestations of a fourth chakra that needs to be healed.
Heart Chakra: Blocked Emotional
Heart Chakra: Blocked Physical
Heart Chakra: Overactive
Heart Chakra: Air Element
Heart Chakra: Color Green
Green is the color of nature and health. It represents growth, nature, money, fertility and safety Green is the great balancer of the heart and the emotions, creating equilibrium between the head and the heart. It is also the color of growth, the color of spring, of renewal and rebirth. It renews and restores depleted energy. It is the sanctuary away from the stresses of modern living, restoring us back to a sense of well being.
Green has healing power and is understood to be the most restful and relaxing color for the human eye to view. Green is the color of prosperity and abundance, new growth and rebirth. Green is soothing, relaxing, and youthful. Green also brings with it a sense of hope, health, adventure, as well as self-control, compassion, and harmony.
Heart Chakra: Symbol
The symbol for the Heart Chakra:
Heart Chakra Location: The Chest
The location for the Heart Chakra is at the center of the chest, between the breasts. It’s slightly to the left of the actual organ of the heart.
As the fourth energy center, it’s important to remember that it is multidimensional and is energetically represented with a front going through the center of the chest, and a back going through the spine between the shoulder blades. The Heart Chakra is associated to the cardiac system and the lungs. These organs are interdependent and rely on air and breathing to function properly. The gland associated with the heart chakra is the thymus, which is in charge of regulating the immune system.
In understanding your Heart Chakra we will continue the introduction by connecting you to the Heart Chakras governance and connections. We will also have a thorough discussion of wonderful techniques to bring your Awareness to a balanced Heart Chakra.
~ Denise Povernick
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