Your heart chakra is the fourth chakra located in the center of the body. It connects your physical and spiritual nature. Anahata is located in the center of your chest and it is responsible not only for the heart function but also for the lungs, thymus gland and the cardiac plexus. That’s why the heart chakra healing is so important!
In Sanskrit, the heart chakra is called Anahata, which means an unharmed, spiritual place where past resentment and experiences cannot hurt us anymore. Anahata is associated with the green color, which means transformation and energy of love.
If your fourth chakra is balanced, first of all, it is noticeable by your behavior. Those who have an open heart chakra are full of love, forgiveness, and compassion. Conversely, those who have a heart chakra that is out of balance or blocked are prone to anger, hatred, and jealousy. All of these are physical manifestations of the fourth chakra, which needs healing.
The ability to open the heart chakra is amazing. It does not matter whether a person suffers from problems with heart chakra since the childhood or due to a recent emotional trauma. When you open your heart, you will begin to heal.
Signs Of Balanced Anahata
When your heart opens, you will immediately feel love and compassion for others. A balanced and open heart chakra allows people to be who they are, instead of trying to meet someone’s expectations. Life with an open Anahata is joyful and happy.
A person with a healthy heart chakra is altruistic, he respects others, he gives love and feels loved, he is kind, caring, and benevolent.
Signs Of Imbalanced Anahata
If you have an imbalanced Anahata, it can negatively affect your physical, mental, spiritual and emotional health. On a physical level, you may have a poor blood circulation and jumps in blood pressure. Anahata strongly affects the heart, lungs and upper body.
From a spiritual point of view, an imbalanced fourth chakra can cause feelings of detachment and a lack of empathy, while the emotional consequences of such a malaise include the inability to trust yourself or others. The feeling of insecurity and fear in such a situation is also very common. They can develop into mental problems, such as manipulative behavior.
People with imbalanced Anahata may feel an indifference to people, the absence of self-love, and self-pity. They are often unable to sympathize, have problems in a relationship and heart disease. They may be capricious and are not able to enjoy their lives.
Signs Of Hyperactive Anahata
People with hyperactive Anahata often blush. In stressful situations, their pulse is rapidly accelerating. They feel excessive compassion and sacrifice, the desire to please others.
Heart Chakra Healing
If you feel the symptoms of a closed, imbalanced, or hyperactive Anahata, which is characterized by a constant negative attitude to yourself or others around you, it means your heart chakra needs good healing.
The only way to do your heart chakra healing is to change your attitude towards the world around you, stop focusing on things you don’t like, and start feeling grateful for what you have in life instead.
Then you will begin to understand how grateful you are for your friends and family and even for the career, you have at the moment. By focusing on the feeling of gratitude for all that is given to you in this life, you can begin to balance your heart chakra.
Anahata is a universal chakra that is capable of easing pain in your life. Its energy connects a person with the Universe and is the center of spiritual healing within a person. When it is balanced, you begin to feel warm, sensual joy to the world around you.
There are many different ways to heal your Anahata. Let me share with you 13 methods of heart chakra healing. In my opinion, they are not difficult to do but very powerful.
As soon as you feel an imbalance in your Anahata, first of all, you should turn to meditation, which will help you to restore the correct flow of energy in your heart.
Meditation is a very personal experience, and everyone should understand what works best for him. However, there are several recommendations that are suitable for almost everyone.
For meditation, use comfortable clothes, and try to find a time and a place where no one will bother you. Even if it’s a five-minute break when kids play a video game, it’s better than no time for meditation!
If you don’t know how to start your meditative practice you may want to try meditations for beginners.
2. Color therapy
The green color can be a great tool for your heart chakra healing since the green color is associated with Anahata.
Include green color in your meditation and daily life. Add green clothes to your wardrobe, wear green jewelry. Do not forget to strive for balance, but do not overdo it. Plants are a great way to add greens to your workspace.
3. Mantra therapy
Mantras are a good way for reinforcing your aspirations. They are simple and help to focus on the most important. Mantra for Anahata is “YAM”. By singing this syllable, you not only physically heal your heart but also spiritually (emotionally) by opening yourself to unconditional love and compassion. You can repeat this syllable aloud or in your mind during meditation.
You can also use special love mantras for your heart chakra healing.
Since heart energy imbalance is often associated with self-esteem problems, it may be useful for you to practice affirmations that enhance the positive energy associated with Anahata.
Examples of affirmations you can use for your heart chakra healing:
- “I love myself and accept myself completely»
- “I’m open to love”
- “I love myself”
- “I forgive myself”
- “I am loved”
- “I radiate love and people around me feel it”
- “I live in balance, in a state of grace and gratitude”
5. Music Healing
It’s not a secret that music has great healing power, and perhaps this is because it touches the strings of the human soul so much. Including music into your meditations, you will enhance its positive effect. You can also listen to love mantras and even include mantra music into your meditations.
6. Ritual Baths For Heart Chakra Healing
Ritual baths are not only a very effective, but probably one of the most pleasant ways to heal your Anahata chakra. All the details of this magical procedure and all the instructions you can find in my article “Ritual Baths For Chakra Balancing”.
While you are meditating, visualize how a loving, healing light enters you through your crown chakra and moves down to your heart. Imagine how love and light fill every dark corner of your heart. Visualize how your heart is filling up with love, and how all the negativity is disappearing. You will see great results if you do this visualization every day for just a few minutes!
8. Hugs, Cuddling, and Touches
Physical touch helps to open your heart chakra. Try to give your partner or family members as many hugs as possible. If you don’t have a partner you can take massage sessions or reiki healing sessions.
Open yourself up to intimacy. Many people who give up relationships because of fears usually have a blocked heart chakra. Some people fear the loss of freedom, others – the loss of love. They avoid contact. But for your heart chakra healing, you need to allow yourself to experience love!
Awaken compassion through forgiveness. It is essential for your heart chakra healing. Forgiveness does not mean that you should ignore or forget that people hurt you. Forgiveness means only that you release your emotional burden about this memory. Kindness will help you forgive the one who has wronged you and heal your emotional wounds. Don’t forget to forgive yourself as well!
11. Radiating Love
When you meditate, send love to everyone you know: to the people you love, hate, fear, avoid, the ones you know and the ones you may be accidentally seen just once in your life. Visualize how you’re radiating love and your love is healing everything and everyone around you. It’s a very powerful transformational and healing meditation!
12. Thoughts Control
Choose the direction of your thoughts. Every time when you catch yourself on a negative thought, tell yourself: “STOP!”. Replace that negative thought with a positive one immediately! This approach requires time, consistency, and discipline but it creates a habit of thinking about yourself in a positive, loving way!
The Bottom Line
As you can see Anahata is a very important chakra. It is a place where the physical and the spiritual come together. When you have an open and balanced heart chakra the whole world is full of joy and love. That is why it is so important for everyone to heal and to nurture their Anahata.