Other Religions New Age / Metaphysical Exploring the Heart Chakra Share Flipboard Email Print Sylvia Bors / Getty Images New Age / Metaphysical Chakra Balancing Divination Holistic Healing Reiki Crystal Therapy by Phylameana lila Desy Phylameana lila Desy, the author of "The Everything Guide to Reiki," is a freelance writer, holistic healing consultant, intuitive counselor, and an energy medicine practitioner. Updated May 09, 2019 The heart chakra is associated with the color green or the color pink. This love center of our human energy system is often the focus of bringing about a healing. Thus, the words Love Heals All have the great truth. Hurtful situations that can affect our emotional well-being include divorce or separation, grief through death, emotional abuse, abandonment, and adultery. All of these are wounding to the heart chakra and can make the physical body more vulnerable to illness or imbalance. Physical illnesses brought about by heartbreak require that an emotional healing occurs along with the physical healing. Heart Chakra and Your Emotions Whenever our emotions are in a state of overdrive the heart chakra is under threat of distress. It is helpful to get in touch with your feelings. But, it is not helpful to wallow in those emotions. How we feel allows us to acknowledge our current emotional state. The remarkable thing about emotions is that they are always in flux.... so is the heart chakras. The chakras are not static. Actually, a chakra can be static. This means it is stuck, indicating that there is a problem. However, a normally functioning chakra has a pulse. If the heart chakra is stuck, has a low pulse, or is energetically overblown, then the balance is needed. Big Heart VS Large Heart Chakra When someone is said to have a big heart, it means that person is filled with love. Someone with an enlarged heart-physically is a symptom of heart disease, high blood pressure, infection of the heart or blood, etc. In the heart chakra... a large or blown up chakra is also a sign of alarm. A heart chakra that is too open is suspect. The emotions are in need of healing. Learning to love yourself is a powerful first step in securing a healthy fourth chakra. The wounded child resides in the heart chakra. Chakra Four: Associations Color green or pink Sanskrit Name anahata Physical Location center of chest Purposes emotional empowerment Spiritual Lesson forgiveness, unconditional love, letting go, trust, compassion Physical Dysfunctions heart conditions, asthma, lung and breast cancers, thoracic spine, pneumonia, upper back, shoulder problems Mental / Emotional Issues love, compassion, confidence, inspiration, hope, despair, hate, envy, fear, jealousy, anger, generosity Information Stored Inside Heart Chakra connections or "heart strings" to those whom we love Area of Body Governed heart, circulatory system, blood, lungs, rib cage, diaphragm, thymus, breasts, esophagus, shoulders, arms, hands Crystals / Gemstones malachite, emerald, rose quartz Flower Essences holly, poppy, California wild rose pastas, breads, cereal, rices, flax seed, sunflower seeds, milk, cheeses, yogurt, ginger, mints (peppermint, spearmint, etc.), melissa, chamomile, turmeric, cumin, and fennel. Flower Essences holly, poppy, California wild rose Bibliography: Anatomy of the Spirit by Caroline Myss, Flower Essence Repertory by Patricia Kaminski and Richard Katz, Hands of Light by Barbara Ann Brennan, Love is in the Earth by Melody Disclaimer: The information contained on this site is intended for educational purposes only and is not a substitute for advice, diagnosis or treatment by a licensed physician. You should seek prompt medical care for any health issues and consult your doctor before using alternative medicine or making a change to your regimen. Continue Reading Do You Know How Your Sacral Chakra Functions? What You Need to Know About Your Root Chakra Find Out if Your Solar Plexus Chakra is Functioning Properly Energy Medicine Practitioners Weigh in About Breast Cancer Learn More About the Throat Chakra Chakra Symbols and Sanskrit Names Find Out the Function and Purpose of Your Crown Chakra A Beginner's Guide to the Seven Major Chakras Flower Essences to Help Empaths Slideshow Featuring Visualization Techniques Flower Essences Suggestions for Anger Relief Herbal Correspondences for Magic & Ritual Mystery Schools and Subjects Taught There The Celtic Ogham Symbols Birds as Our Spiritual Messengers Have You Heard the Unworldly Music Sung By the Angels?