Monday, May 14, 2012

Anahata - The Heart Chakra

Anahata is the Heart Chakra or the 4th Chakra located in the center of the chest. It is associated with unconditional love, harmony, healing, personal transformation, warmth, sharing and devotion. It is said to be the source of forgiveness, compassion, understanding and selflessness. In one word, the Heart Chakra is about compassion. The verb attached to Anahata is ‘love’, as in “I Love.”

Green and pink are the color vibration related to the Heart Chakra with Emerald, Green Jade, Rhodonite, Green Aventurine, Peridot, RoseQuartz, Ruby, Kunzite and Watermelon Tourmaline acting upon the balance of the Chakra. The Heart Chakra is tied to the Air element and the herbs Saffron, Rue and Marjoram.

Anahata is connected to our sense of smell and responds to Marjoram, Geranium, Jasmine, Lavendar, Rose, Ylang Ylang and Citrus aromas. The Mantra connected to the Heart chakra is YUM and is sometimes chanted at the F tone during meditation. It is also vocalized as “ah”. Physically, the Heart Chakra is connected to the circulatory and immune systems, the heart and skin.

Tomorrow will focus on how to tell if your Anahata is out of balance.