Heart Chakra (4th)

Sanskrit: Anahata
Location: Center of the chest, near the heart
Color: Green or Pink
Element: Air
Verb: I love
In a Word: Compassion

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The HEART CHAKRA is the fourth chakra and it deals with all facets of love, empathy, tolerance, compassion, and forgiveness. Among the seven common, in-body chakra, it is the middle or center one, located in the center of the chest, near the heart. It mainly deals with social identity, self-acceptance, physical healing, balance, harmony, compassion, and love.

When balanced, we can love deeply, feel compassion, have a deep sense of peace, trust others and take responsible risks. However, when unbalanced, one suffers a loss of self-discipline, difficult relationships due to an inability to maintain healthy relations or we repeatedly put the needs of others before ourselves putting our own health at risk.

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Basic Overview of the Heart Chakra:

  • The center point of the other seven in-body chakras.
  • The integrator of opposites in the psyche: mind and body, male and female, persona and shadow, ego and unity
  • Controls the heart, blood circulation, immune system, lower lungs, rib cage, skin, and upper back

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Extended Details about the Heart Chakra:

Color:Green or Pink
Sense:Touch
Symbol:Crescent
Associated Gland:Thymus
Associated Organ/Systems:The thymus gland, heart, blood, circulatory, immune and endocrine systems, lower lungs, rib cage, skin, upper back
Musical Keynote:F - vocalized "ah" but its sacred sound is YAM
Sound:Wind/Air
Sound Frequency:341.3 Hz
Qualities and/or Functions:Unconditional love, harmony, forgiveness, healing, compassion, understanding, personal transformation, warmth, sharing devotion, selflessness
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Tools for Working with the Heart Chakra:

To help activate this chakra, wear green clothing and eat green foods/drinks like vegetables, spend time in nature, along with utilizing the following tools:

Gemstones:Emerald, Green Jade, Rhodonite, Rhodochrosite, Rose Quartz, Ruby, Kunzite, and Watermelon Tourmaline
Herbs:Marjoram, Geranium, Jasmine, Lavender, Orris Root, Rose Oil, Yarrow
Essential Oils:Marjoram, Geranium, Jasmine, Lavender, Mandarin, Melissa, Rose, Maroc, Tangerine, and Ylang-ylang
Yoga Poses:Camel Pose, Wheel Pose, Bridge Pose, Warrior I, Cobra/Upward Facing Dog and Reverse Plank Pose
Health Tips:"Enjoy a heart-healthy Mediterranean diet; exercise aerobically but also walk." (Dale, 2009)

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Healing Meditation for the Heart Chakra:

Guided Visualization by Taos Winds Spirit Music:

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Sources:

  • https://www.peacefulmind.com/project/heart-chakra/
  • http://naturalchakrahealing.com/sound-healing.html
  • https://www.yogiapproved.com/yoga/7-yoga-poses-to-open-your-heart/
  • (Book) The Complete Book of Chakra Healing by Cindi Dale (2009)
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