Heart Chakra (Anahata):
This is an important Chakra since it is responsible not only for the love you have for yourself but for the love you have for others as well. It helps you feel “unstuck” in this world.
Located: Near the center of the chest.
Means: Literally means unstuck. Moves love through life. Storehouse of your energy system and the center for healing and love.
Organs/Area: Lungs, blood, diaphragm, heart, shoulders, arms, legs, breasts and hands .
Influence on the Body: Compassion, forgiveness, passion, devotion, love for self, love for others, and circulatory system.
Symbol: Crescent moon.
If Imbalanced: Lung cancer, pneumonia, breast cancer, shoulder problems, confidence problems, envy, fear, hate, despair, and jealousy.
Cures and how to balance:
- Wear green clothing or jewelry
- Meditate/touch/carry emerald or jade stone
- Light jasmine, rose or lavender incense
- Yam chant- sound
- Repeat the affirmation in your head “I am open to love” during meditation
- Eat broccoli, spinach, parsley, green tea, basil and thyme
- Diffuse or wear tea tree, eucalyptus, pine or rose oil
What I do: I Light a candle, place my emerald stone on my alter, and put rose oil on my wrists. I then set my timer for 12 minutes. I take a comfortable seat on my pillow, sit up nice and tall pressing the shoulder blades down the spine and close my eyes. I then place my hands in Abhaya Hridaya Mudra. I take 5 deep breaths and start chanting the affirmation “ I am loved, and I am open to love” in my head. There are many different affirmations you can chant but this is my favorite one.
Stay tuned for next week moving on to the Throat Chakra!