Throughout the Chakras Explained Series, we have been discussing ways to recognize if your chakras are out of alignment, how to balance them and the nitty gritty science of the Chakra System. Today, we talk about the fourth Chakra, the Anahata.
The essence of the heart energy is explained using the following categories:
- 5 Facts about the Anahata Chakra
- Questions to Evaluate Your Heart Chakra Health
- 5 Ways to Balance Your Anahata Chakra
5 Facts About The Anahata Chakra
#1 – Heart Chakra
The easiest to locate – at the center of your chest! The Heart Chakra is the fourth energy center in the Chakra System, and connects your lower chakras to the higher chakras.
#2 – Psychological & Emotional Associations
The Heart Chakra focuses on self-acceptance.
Psychologically, the fourth chakra links to your Right to Love.
#3 – Relationship with Physical Body
The Anahata is linked to the circulatory system in our physical body, along with the lungs, arms and hands too.
#4 – Relationship with Diet
Your Heart Chakra is the energy center of balance and being neutral. It is therefore associated to chemically neutral foods that bring a balance between the higher and lower energies.
#5 – Examples of an Imbalanced Heart Chakra
- Lack of Compassion
Have you ever suddenly, felt emotionless or disconnected from somebody’s pain? Or felt a lack of empathy for problems? Yup. That’s a telltale sign of a blocked heart.
- Loving Too Much
On the contrary to the point above, are you often told you wear your heart on your sleeve, that you give too much, or love too much? There’s a good chance that your Heart Chakra is overstimulated.
If you are constantly trying to change things, or resisting reality, it indicates the possibility of a blocked Anahata.
- Imbalance In Daily Life
Struggling to find the right balance between work and play, between family and career, between dieting and binging, and so forth. Yup – all signs.
Questions To Evaluate Your Heart Chakra Health
This quick self-assessment will help you evaluate the health of your Anahata, and determine if you’re in need of balancing this energy center.
- Are you good at maintaining long-term relationships?
- Do you hide a lot of grief from the past?
- Does acceptance come easily to you?
- Are you compassionate?
- Can you forgive easily?
5 Ways to Balance Your Heart Chakra
If you have identified that there is a need to balance your Heart Chakra, start with these suggestions.
#1 – Meditate on the Chakra’s color, green, and its shape.
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#2 – Practice Heart Centered Good Practices
Here are some heartfelt suggestions (pun intended) :
- Self-love & self-care
- Practicing Forgiveness
- Accepting people for who they are
- Acknowledging love for other people
- Creating healthier relationship boundaries
#3 – Invest in a Rose Quartz crystal.
I kid you not – my heart was pounding when I first held my rose quartz in my hands, during meditation. I felt a burst of emotions flowing and immense love.
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#4 – Practice Bhakti Yoga
There are so many forms of devotion.
If you’re looking for some inspiration, here is a quick roundup of some Bhakti related posts :
- 4 Life-Changing Spiritual Prayers & Their Meaning
- 5 Ways to Surrender to the Universe
- 8 Tips on How to Be More Grateful and Love Your Life
#5 – Dietary Balance
The Heart Chakra is all about balance and moderation, so it helps to consume neutral foods. Namely veggies!
1-2 portions of freshly-prepared vegetables everyday, is great for your body, and as an extension, for your entire Chakra system.
If you’ve been following this series so far, I hope that you’ve started finding actionable items to add to your daily routine. Most of the changes are very minor, but bring immediate changes in the energy body. Start trying them and achieving higher levels of awareness, happiness and consciousness!
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