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