Exploring the Heart Chakra

Heart Chakra
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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,
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.

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