The heart chakra, or Anahata, its Sanskrit name, is a deep green in color. It is what gives our life compassion, love and beauty. Our fourth energy center is all about loving others and loving ourselves.
The heart chakra is located in the center of the chest, our 4th chakra, and its element in air. The heart chakras psychological meanings and functions are: love for oneself and others, relating, relationships, compassion, empathy, forgiveness, acceptance, change, transformation, ability to grieve and find peace, compassionate discernment, center of awareness, integration of insights.
When your heart chakra is open you may feel deeply connected and exchange harmonious energy with what is around you. When it is blocked you may experience difficulties in relating with others, excessive jealousy, codependency, closed down or withdrawn.
The heart chakra is related to our ability to love, bridge between early and spiritual aspirations, transcending personal identity and limitations of the ego, experience uncoditional love and connection with all, heart centered discernment, appreciation of beauty, deep and meaningful relationships.
At times the heart chakra may become out of balance, blocked or even overactive. The following are signs of imbalance - overly defensive, closed down, jealousy or fear of intimacy, codependency, putting oneself in savior or rescuer mode or the opposite and becoming the victim. isolation, recluse, or antisocial, or holding grudges and refusing to forgive.
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