The chakra system is an energetic system of the body. It is comprised of 7 chakras throughout the midline of the body. Wherever dynamic energies meet together in nature, they form spinning circular patterns or vortices. An example could be spiral eddies on surfaces of rivers or cloud systems that create cyclones. Ancient students of the body perceived similar vortices within the energy of the human body and this belief system has remained for thousands of years.
The Heart Chakra, or Anahata, is the 4th chakra and is the center and balance point of the seven chakras. It serves as the center of emotional and physical well-being. This chakra is a powerful force of connection unifying the body, mind, and spirit. The Heart Chakra deals primarily with pulsating vital energy out of the body, affecting empathy, compassion, feelings of self-love, kindness, and respect. It is located at the center of the chest and includes the heart, cardiac plexus, thymus gland, lungs, breasts, arms, and hands. The color associated with it is green, and the element is air.
When the Heart Chakra is blocked, you can struggle to relate to other people. You will be less compassionate than usual and may be impatient. You may find it harder to trust and don’t feel at peace. Emotions can overwhelm you and are difficult to control, often leaving you disconnected and distant with others.
When the Heart Chakra is balanced, it helps you be more compassionate, empathetic and loving towards others without expecting anything in return. You have a better understanding and ability to meet your needs. You may also find that intense emotions gradually become less overwhelming. Also, a balanced heart chakra can lead to disciplined living, stronger relationships, and freedom from dependence on others for peace and happiness.
We store emotions throughout our bodies. Emotions impact both our physical and emotional health. Emotions commonly associated with a blocked Heart Charka include broken trust, betrayal, remorse, not lovable, disappointment, trapped, and greed, but many more can also be trapped. It is important to recognize, release, and restore emotions within the Heart Chakra. During February 2018, I will be offering a Heart Balancing Special. This session will incorporate different modalities to balance the Heart Chakra, including recognizing and releasing emotions. using a combination of ECR, essential oils, crystal singing bowl, and Reiki. Invite more peace and happiness into your life by balancing your Heart Chakra!