(Last Updated on : 24-05-2017)
Anahata Chakra is the fourth chakra of the Kundalini Chakras
as per the Hindu
traditions. It is also known as the Heart Chakra. Heart chakra is known to be located in the chest near the heart. In the body, this chakra links to the cardiac plexus, and governs over the heart, lungs, and thymus gland. The heart is undeniably a centre of peace.
Appearance of Anahata Chakra
The emblem for the heart chakra is a circle of 12 lotus
petals bordering 2 overlapping triangles, shaping a 6 pointed star. The triangles symbolise the descent of spirit into the body and the ascent of matter intensifying to meet spirit. This symbol illustrates the Sacred Marriage
; the equilibrated interpenetration of masculine and feminine. This is the star of radiancy that radiates from an open-heart chakra. The 6 points can also be seen as associating with the 6 other chakras, as they are each incorporated at this centre. The element of this chakra is Air
which symbolises breath or Prana
Function of Anahata Chakra
Anahata is an integrating and unifying chakra bringing to wholeness as such, it is the healing center. Indeed, most spiritual traditions recognize love as the ultimate healing force. The energy of Anahata allows one to recognize that he or she is a part of something larger, interconnected within an intricate web of relationships extending through life and the universe. Anahata allows one to recognize and get in touch with the sacred and fundamental truth that runs through all of life and connects everything together.
Awakening of Anahata Chakra
Heart is the center, essence and the spiritual core of one. Once the heart chakra is fully activated, it will awaken the soul consciousness and the higher chakras bringing ones Spirit down into a physical being. When the heart is fully opened one remembers the divinity and allow the love of creation to flow.
Exercise of Anahata Chakra
Regular practice of Yoga
is a great way to open and balance the 4th chakra and also the entire chakra system. Since the chakras are intricately linked, the opening and balancing of one chakra benefits energy flow through the rest of the chakras. The heart chakra located in the center of the chest which governs the respiratory and circulatory systems. Heart opening yoga asanas
typically involve the chest and shoulder area, as well as arching postures.