Heart Chakra

Learn about the fourth, Heart Chakra, Anahata, and its energies of love, compassion, and more.

Anahata - Heart Chakra, Fourth Chakra

The Sanskrit name of the fourth chakra, the Heart Chakra, is Anahata. This energy center is related to universal and individual love as well as other things.

Associated with: compassion, emotions (loving), empathy, forgiveness, love, unconditional love, understanding

Color: green, pink (lighter and darker shades)

Location: center of the chest

Some Stones: actinolite, cuprite (balances heart chakra with root chakra), diopside, dioptase, emerald, fluorite, green apatite, green aventurine, green calcite, grossular garnet, euclase, jade, kunzite (pink spodumene), malachite, moldavite, moss agate, nephrite, pink manganocalcite, peridot, pink danburite, pink optical calcite, prase, rose quartz, rubellite (pink to red tourmaline), serpentine (aka New Jade), tsavorite, tourmaline (especially watermelon), variscite, zoisite, most green or pink stones, most love stones

The Heart Chakra says, "I love unconditionally." It is related to touch, both in a literal and metaphorical sense. The Sanskrit name for the Heart Chakra means "stillness" in the sense of wholeness beneath the movement of the universe. This chakra, the third chakra, is considered the "center" chakra because it is between the three higher and lower chakras.

Dieties: Aphrodite (Venus), Freya, Isis, Vishnu

Element: Air

Exercises: give, hug yourself, push ups, swimming (breast stroke)

Foods Beneficial for the Heart Chakra: basil, broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, celery, greens (most), green tea, kale, parsley, sage, spinach, squash, thyme

Body Parts/Organs/Glands: arms, breasts, blood, circulatory system, hands, heart, immune system, lungs, ribs, thymus gland

Planets: Venus

Scents: amber, bergamot, jasmine, lavender, rose, rosewood

Sense: touch

Related Dis-ease: anemia and other blood diseases, arteriosclerosis (hardening of the arteries), asthma, breast cancer, breathing problems, bronchitis, chest pain, emotional issues, emphysema, heart disease and illness, high blood pressure, immune system issues, insomnia, leukemia, peripheral vascular insufficiency, pneumonia, shoulder problems, upper back problems

Signs of Closed or Imbalanced Energy:

Excessive Energy - controlling, conditional love, demanding, hyper-critical, moody, melodramatic, possessive, vengeful

Deficient Energy - fear of rejection, indecisive, paranoia, self-pity, unloving

Signs of Balanced or Open Energy: accepting of people, compassionate, empathetic, friendly, in touch with feelings, loving, nurturing

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Rose quartz is an example of a heart chakra stone.

Rose quartz is an example of a heart chakra stone.


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Dioptase is a Heart Chakra Stone.

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