Updated: Sep 12, 2019
The heart chakra, colors our life with compassion, love, and beauty. Driven by the principles of transformation and integration, the fourth energy center is said to bridge earthly and spiritual aspirations. In other words, the heart chakra acts as a center of integration of earthly matters and higher aspirations. Far from seeing these energies as separate, the experience of the heart integrates them effortlessly and harmoniously.
The Heart chakra is all about connecting and relating. The emphasis here is on love, giving and receiving, and how open we are in relationships. Love is the energy that helps transfigure emotions and experiences. It’s an essential element in any relationship, whether it’s is with others or oneself.
Love experienced through the fourth chakra is not just about romance, but about going beyond the limitations of the ego and personal preoccupations to open up more fully to compassion and acceptance of all that is, as it is. When we live from our heart and our heart energy is opened and balanced, we can see clearly and position ourselves in any situation, no matter how challenging it is, with discernment and compassion. The heart chakra is also a center through which we experience beauty in life. Seeing the world through a balanced fourth chakra is being in a state of openness and acceptance that brings us in touch with our world and ourselves in profound and fulfilling ways.
Where is the heart chakra
Located at the center of the seven. It is where the physical and spiritual come together. Located at the exact center of the chest, it corresponds not only to the heart but your lungs, thymus gland, and your cardiac plexus.
In Sanskrit, it is referred to as the Anahata which means unhurt, the spiritual place where past experiences and grievances cannot harm us. The Anahata Chakra is associated with the color green, which stands for transformation and love energy.
Key characteristics of the heart chakra
The main meanings or functions associated with the heart chakra are:
Love for oneself and others
Ability to grieve and reach peace
Center of awareness, integration of insights
What is heart Chakra Healing?
Heart chakra healing is the practice of opening, clearing, cleansing, supporting, and strengthening the heart chakra within our bodies. Heart chakra healing involves using a number of holistic remedies to bring the body, mind, and spirit into alignment.
Be green. Get out in nature. Let the varying greens surround you—and begin to heal you.
See green. Visualize a strong, clear green light filling up your heart center—located in the center of your sternum and below your shoulder blades.
Breathe green. With each inhale imagine your heart center—and possibly the rest of your body—filling up with a soft, green light and with every exhale feel your heart center purge pent-up negativity. Don’t be too forceful on your exhalations. Rather, focus more energy on your positive, “green” inhalation.
Be love. Being a martyr is a sign of imbalance for this chakra. Allow yourself to be loved—including, and most especially, by yourself.
Give love. One of the best and easiest ways to cleanse and balance this chakra is by loving others unconditionally and unselfishly.
Forgive. A lot of blockages in this chakra are fostered by not letting go of past hurts, anger, grief, regret, etc. Let go. If you need professional counseling, putting it off only makes your healing more challenging and prolonged. Take care of yourself and try to also remember that when each door closes a new one opens.
Keep a gratitude journal. Write down at least five things that you feel grateful for at the end of each day. Read what you wrote the previous night when you wake up the following morning.
Heart Chakra Affirmations..
I am open to love.
All love resides within my heart.
I deeply and completely love and accept myself.
I nurture my inner child.
I am wanted and loved.
I live in balance, in a state of gracefulness and gratitude.
I love the beauty of nature and the animal world.
I forgive myself.
I am open to love and kindness.
I am grateful for all the challenges that helped me to transform and open up to love.
I am connected with other human beings.
I feel a sense of unity with nature and animals.
I accept things as they are.
I am peaceful.
I am quiet and listen to my heart’s song.
I chose to be united with all beings, visible and invisible, in the realm of love and light.
I anchor my heart in truth, love
Love opens and heals me.
I choose the peace that surpasses all understanding.
I am love, I am peace, I am light.
I follow my heart’s desire for truth and goodness and love.
My core is pure and innocent. Nothing can touch the soul of my heart except love itself.
God’s love fills me and opens my heart to all goodness.
Joy is my reason for living.
I look for the joy in myself and see it in all things.
I delight in sharing my joy.
I let my heart shine and give from the depths of my being to those who accept love.
Heart Chakra Meditation
The heart chakra is central to your inner energies, knowledge, and self-awareness.
When you meditate with the purpose of activating your heart chakra, you will effectively be opening yourself up to feelings of compassion, empathy, and forgiveness.
The heart chakra is not just associated to love for yourself, but in fact, also enables you to extend your love and appreciation to those around you.
The energy that comes from this chakra is highly useful when forming and strengthening the relationships that you have with the people around you.
When you activate your heart chakra during meditation, you will invite emotions of acceptance, love, and peace.
These feelings will allow you to truly embrace your life for what it is, which includes getting closure on a hurtful past and making peace with it so you can move forward with your life.
Unleashing your heart chakra will ensure that your energies work in harmony with the forces around you so that you can achieve serenity and tranquility in your life
“Love is the answer to everything. I am an infinite being full of divine love, which I give freely and openly accept from others”
Sounds for Heart chakra
The mantra sound corresponding to the fourth chakra is the sound YAM. A special mantra to help expand love and compassion is OM MANI PADME HUM. You can repeat this mantra in meditation to gain greater access to these qualities.
Anahata is the vowel sound “Ah” and the mantra chant “Yam”, and the musical note F.
The quickest way to heal the Heart Chakra is a harmonizing Solfeggio frequency of 639 Hz, combined with the sound therapy technique of binaural beats.
Solfeggio frequency of 639 Hz : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5T_QxR8aclQ
Binaural beats: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RI-_uP2JJYU
Stones for the Heart Chakra
Emerald, Jade, Amazonite, Aventurine, Rose Quartz, Malachite, Prehnite, Rhodochrosite,Unakite Chrysoprase, Green Kyanite, Pink Spinel, Green Apophyllite, Green Moldavite, Green Datolite, Green Herderite, Pink Danburite and Petalite