Feel compassion, love and deeply connected to everyone in your life.
The heart chakra, known as the Anahata in sanskrit, helps activate your emotional center to foster energy circulation, the expression of love and a sense of empathy, while dispelling callousness and anger.
Location - Center of the chest
Sanskrit Name - Anahata
Color - Green
# of Petals - 12
Element - Air
Mantra - Yam
Mind - Passion/Compassion
Emotion - Love of Self as well as Others
Spirit - Devotion
Aromatherapy/Essential Oils & Herbs
GREEN governs the HEART chakra.
BALANCE, LOVE, SELF CONTROL
Related organs: heart and breasts
Endocrine gland: thymus gland
Associated problems: heart diseases, diseases of the Immune system eg.AIDS and ME (myalgia encephalomyelitis,sometimes referred to as chronic fatigue syndrome); other problems related to the immune system, allergies, cancer of the breast. TURQUOISE also has a helpful effect on the immune system and also helpful in relation to the throat chakra. PINK also relates to the heart chakra being the colour of love.
Personality Traits: Understanding, self-controlled, adaptable, sympathetic, compassionate, generous, humble, nature loving, and romantic.
Green chakra relates to love/self love - the ability to give and take unconditionally. When balanced we are able to give love and also to love and nurture ourselves. Helps relax muscles, nerves, and thoughts. Cleanses and balances our energy, to give a feeling of renewal, peace and harmony. Green connects us to unconditional love and is used for balancing our whole being.
ANAHATA CHAKRA (Heart)
Meaning : Unstruck Element :Air Action : Love Mindset : Charity Aspects: Balance Guna : Rajas or sattva Yoga:Bhakti
Yantra : Anahata is the next chakra with twelve different nadis entering and visualized as a rotating vortex of energy with twelve petals carrying energy from the lungs, heart, circulatory system, arms and hands. The shape of the chakra are two triangles one straight and one inverted, symbolizing balance and the male and female aspects in harmony. The colour of this chakra is Green. The symbolic animal for this earth chakra is an antelope. It depicts the nature of anahata chakra person – aware, sensitive and nimble. Its deity is Ishana Rudra Shiva – a detached form of Shiva wearing a tiger skin (depicting the mind).
Mantra: The ten alphabets on the petals correspond to the vibratory frequency of the nadis coming in from the physical body. The main frequency of the anahata chakra is “Yam". Uttering these mantras in a certain format while meditating on the navel and in a certain phonetic style, stimulates the chakra. When repeated in proper manner, the sound vibrates in the heart and opens up minor blockages.
Practices : There are teachers and gurus who teach the correct techniques of stimulating the chakras using visualization, puja, havans and mantras, also called kriya kands. Anahata is awoken and balanced through practices including asanas, pranayama, and the practice of ajapa japa (repetition of a sacred mantra). It is purified through the process of bhakti (devotion).
Foods : Vegetables, green leafy vegetables gives the body a balanced hygiene and is good for anahata. Music, scenery fulfill anahata.
General : This encompasses good tendencies, sanctity, balance and good consciousness. Full of love, faith, bhakti and trust. To beware of sleep, dullness, laziness, anger and cruelty. Generally happy, playful, joyous people.
Properly functioning heart chakra gives such features as love, compassion, friendliness, responsibility. When it lacks balance a person becomes insensitive, emotionally closed, passive, stuck in sadness and spleen.