Heart – Anahata
Location – Centre of the chest, The heart centre
Colour – Green & Pink Element – Air
Glands – Thymus
Related body parts – Heart, lungs, chest, arms, hands and fingers.
Crystals – Green Aventurine, Malachite, Emerald, Green Tourmaline, Pink Tourmaline, Watermelon Tourmaline, Moss Agate, Jade, Rhodochrosite, Kunzite and Rose Quartz.
(any green or pink crystals).
Lovingly moving on to the 4th chakra. The Heart Chakra.
You won’t be surprised if I tell you that the Heart Chakra is located in the centre of the chest area.
The heart chakra is connected with the element of Air. The associated gland is the Thymus gland, and it governs our heart, lungs, chest, arms, hands and fingers. The associated colour is green and pink.
Physical problems that are related to the heart chakra are shoulder and neck problems, upper back problems and anything connected to the heart and lungs: Lung dis-ease, heart dis-ease, high blood pressure, blocked arteries, breathing difficulties such as asthma, bronchitis and pneumonia.
ALL the chakras have an important role to play in our general wellbeing, but as with the root chakra, I believe the heart chakra is just as important. It is the centre balance of our chakra system.
When our heart chakra is unbalanced, it could be for many different reasons. All issues concerning love are looked at here. Perhaps you find it difficult to really love another. I wonder how you feel about yourself? Are you able to receive love? Do you follow your heart’s desire? Do you love yourself? Do you take other life for granted? What about nature and the beauty around us? Perhaps you don’t like yourself, or maybe you love yourself a little bit too much – as in an egotistical, narcissistic way?
In the ‘spiritual’ world you will often hear and most probably, you’ll have used the phrase yourself at one point; “love and light”! Divine love is what love and light are about. Love from the source. Knowing that love will conquer all and that all that really matters is love. If we all really loved one another, the world would be a much better, healthier place. So, working with the heart chakra when you’re feeling a lack of connection to the Divine would be a good place to start.
The same goes when I talk about speaking from the heart and speaking your truth. It is very important to do this but not many of us do it. You’ll understand more about the importance of the heart and the throat chakra in a mo (next section). To speak our truth, the truth from our heart is very difficult.
When I first started out on my ‘spiritual’ path (my natural path), I found working with the heart centre the hardest of all. It wasn’t until I began to balance and open my heart that I realised how amazing life can be.
Do things that make your heart sing, spend time with loved ones, sing, dance, jump for joy….. Breathing exercises and mediation are very good exercises when working with the heart chakra.
Crystals that work well with the heart chakra are those of the same associated colour. From my own experiences, I can say that there is a certain difference between the energy of green and pink.
I associate the green-ray with love for our mother, mother earth. Love for our four-legged friends and love for the tall ones, the trees. Love for all thing natural. Love for nature in all shapes and forms. Understanding how our earth mother keeps us alive, understanding that all living beings have a dependency on something or someone and all of these go back to the source itself, Mother Earth! This beautiful planet that we are blessed to be living on. During difficult times such as these, it is important to stay connected to the source and to love and be grateful for all it provides. The green vibration helps us here.
The pink vibration is, in my experience, directed more towards the love you have for yourself and all things that are in your life. When I first started working with Rose Quartz, I was totally unprepared. I found it heart wrenching, I couldn’t stop crying, for what seemed like a whole week! I really wasn’t prepared for it. It makes me chuckle when people say how lovely Rose Quartz looks, I want to say to them….” don’t be fooled, it’s a badass!” Joking aside, I believe Rose Quartz is one of the most important stones for anyone to have in their collection.
My favourite green heart chakra crystals are Green Apophyllite, Green Aventurine, Malachite (deep healing), Watermelon Tourmaline, Moss Agate and Jade to mention just a few. My favourite pinks are Rhodochrosite, Watermelon Tourmaline, Kunzite and Rose Quartz (yes yes, I fell in love with it in the end).
Love and compassion, for ALL and for one – you.
All issues concerning love. Giving and receiving love. Taking other life for granted. Difficulty in loving another. Appreciating nature and the beauty around us. Perhaps you don’t like yourself, or maybe you love yourself a little bit too much (egotistical/narcissistic).
Shoulder and neck problems, upper back problems and anything connected to the heart and lungs: Lung dis-ease, heart dis-ease, high blood pressure, blocked arteries, breathing difficulties such as asthma, bronchitis and pneumonia.
Do things that make your heart sing, spend time with loved ones, sing, dance, jump for joy. Breathing exercises and meditation.
Green – Mother Earth. Love for our four-legged friends and love for the tall ones, the trees. Love for all things natural. Love for nature in all shapes and forms. Pink – the love you have for yourself and all the people and ‘things’ that are in your life.