Our journey into the Chakras begins with the Center! Anahata – the Heart Chakra – represents the balance between our spiritual and physical bodies, set in the center of our chest as it’s the fourth chakra.
Anahata is visually symbolized by a lotus flower with twelve petals. Each petal represents the qualities of the heart: bliss, peace, harmony, love, understanding, empathy, clarity, purity, unity, compassion, kindness and forgiveness. Inside the petals we’ll find the intersection of two triangles, indicating the union of male and female, Shiva and Shakti.
The Heart Chakra is associated with Love, in all its declinations: unconditional love, romantic love, self-love and compassion for other human beings. This chakra is related to arms and hands, the heart and lungs. The colour associated with Anahata is mainly green and the seed mantra is Yam.
Find Your Balance
When unbalanced we can experience both physical issues – such as asthma and issues connected to the circulatory system – and emotional discomfort like alienation, indecisiveness, loneliness, lack of compassion, bitterness, tendency to unhealthy relationships and grief.
When balanced we experience acceptance, harmonious relationships with ourselves and others, unconditional love and self-love.
Several crystals can be beneficial on Anahata: Peridot and Emerald can boost your vibration and activate the chakra; Pink Topaz and Rhodonite can calm your Heart Chakra; and if you need some balance nothing works better than Green Aventurine, Jade and Rose Quartz.
If you want to make sure you’ll take good care of your Heart Chakra use these best practices!
- I am open to love.
- I deeply and completely love and accept myself.
- I am wanted and loved.
- I love the beauty of nature and the animal world.
- I am open to love and kindness.
- Bhujangasana – Cobra Pose
- Urdhva Dhanurasana – Wheel Pose
- Supta Baddha Konasana – Reclined Bound Angle Pose
Mantra & Music
- Chant Anahata seed mantra YAM
- Listen to upbeat music or a specific tune that resonate with you: the healing power of music is extraordinary
The best way to open your Heart Chakra and activate all the benefits of a balanced heart is Self-Love! When you feel overwhelmed and stuck, do something for yourself: go for a walk, take a long bath, take yourself on a lovely date and explore the beautiful person you are!