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Heart Chakra

Chakra Four - Exploring the Major Chakras

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Heart Chakra

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root chakra | sacral chakra | solar plexus chakra | heart chakra | throat chakra | brow chakra | crown chakra

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 in bringing about a healing. Thus, the words "Love Heals All" have great truth.

Hurtful situations that can effect our emotional being are divorce or separation, grief through death, emotional abuse, abandonment, adultery. All of these are wounding to the heart chakra. Physical illnesses brought about by heartbreak require that an emotional healing occur along with the physical 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/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 & 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, emeraldrose quartz
Flower Essences holly, poppy, California wild rose
Learning About Chakras

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

Copyright © Phylameana lila Désy - Sep 1998
updated Oct 2013

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