The Chakras - the Heart Chakra
The Heart Chakra is the fourth Chakra
Location: At the sternum - the center of the chest.
Sanskrit Name: Anahata
Associated Colors: Green primary/pink secondary
Associated Body parts: Thymus gland, heart, lower side of lungs, circulatory system, skin, hands
Imbalances: Dysfunction of the Chakra can result in the inability to love, fear, anger, sadness and feel disconnected which can lead to heart disease.
Function: The Heart Chakra is a bridge between the physical and spiritual realms and the center of emotional well-being. When this Chakra is fully developed one is able to give and receive unconditional love, which manifests as compassion.
The heart chakra is considered to be the love center of our human energy system. Among others, love, heartbreak, grief, pain, and fear, are all emotions that are felt intensely within this energy vortex. For this reason, energy-based therapies that focus on balancing the heart chakra are often the purest healing. Learning self-love is a powerful initiative to undertake in order to secure and maintain a healthy heart chakra. All love begins with the love and acceptance of the self.