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


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.


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


Extended Details about the Heart Chakra:

Color:Green or Pink
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 Frequency:341.3 Hz
Qualities and/or Functions:Unconditional love, harmony, forgiveness, healing, compassion, understanding, personal transformation, warmth, sharing devotion, selflessness

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)


Healing Meditation for the Heart Chakra:

Guided Visualization by Taos Winds Spirit Music:



  • 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)