Introduction to Heart Chakra Anahata

Chakra is the Sanskrit word for circular wheels of energy, which are in and around our bodies. The 7 chakras line up in the center of our bodies. Chakras 8 through 12 are connected to the soul, the divine and the cosmos (   This post is about the Heart Chakra Anahata

Heart chakra

Sanskrit name: Anahata

Association:  deep bonds with others, sense of caring and compassion, feelings of self-love, generosity, kindness, respect

Imbalances: painful or negative emotions, diseases of the heart, inability to give or receive love

Symbol: lotus with 12 petals with a six pointed star in the middle

Color: green

Element: air


Location: chest

Healing Stones to balance, heal and cleanse the heart chakra: rose quartz, jade, green calcite, green tourmaline, green aventurine

Essential Oils to support heart chakra: lavender, rosemary, frankincense, ylang ylang, sandalwood, hyssop, rose, marjoram, jasmine, Melissa, neroli, chamomile

Organs connected to heart chakra: thymus, heart

Strengthening heart chakra:   practicing self-love and self-respect; gratitude journal; random acts of kindness; yoga poses: Cobra (Bhujangasana), Cow Face (Gomukhasana), Eagle (Garudasana), Camel (Ustrasana), Fish (Matsyasana), Cat (Marjaryasana), Upward-facing Dog (Urdhva Mukha Svanasana)

Yoga with Adriene Heart Practice

Allie Van Fossen: The Journey Junkie Anahata yoga flow



39 Replies to “Introduction to Heart Chakra Anahata”

  1. I’m currently working on Chakra meditation. I’ve reached a point in my life where each day is considered a gift. My studies in crystals, essential oils, meditation, and psychometry has opened a whole new world to me and I love it.

  2. I have actually read a little bit about this before. I felt like something was off and I was trying to diagnosis myself and it told me about imbalances connected to specific parts of your body. Very interesting read.

  3. I’ve been looking to learn more about essential oils, crystals, and everything connected to the body because I’ve heard wonderful things about these practices. I find this fascinating, so this post is an easy overview of learning more. Thanks for sharing!

  4. I have an acquaintance who has undergone a transformation and is the happiest she’s ever been. I know that she attributes it to yoga and meditation. I wouldn’t be surprised to know that her life includes a lot of things you mentioned here. As an outsider, it has been really interesting to watch her find herself.

    1. I am a teacher and August is always a stressful month getting ready to go back to school. My husband said this past August, that yoga must be working because this is the calmest you’ve ever been in August:)

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