Color – Soft green or pink
Mantra – Yam (“a” is pronounced “ah” as in father)
Location – In the center of the chest, near the heart
Symbol – A lotus flower with twelve petals
Emotions – Love and compassion, healing, relationships, hope, trust, forgiveness, compassion
Lessons to Learn – To feel compassion and connectedness for others & ourselves
The heart and is associated with love, compassion, affection, heartbreak, grief, pain, and fear.
- Learning self-love is a powerful practice to help maintain a healthy heart chakra.
- The heart stands at the center of all energies and connects the upper and lower chakras. An imbalance will affect all the other centers; A clearing will improve all the other centers.
- The heart chakra is the center of compassion & humanitarianism, when the heart is open you care about social causes like saving the whales, kindness to animals and the planet earth.
Illness – Heart pain, Heart attack, High blood pressure, Negativity, Fatigue, Difficulty breathing, Tension, Insomnia, Anger, Paranoia, Cancer.
Balanced Energy – Compassionate, Empathetic, Humanitarian, See the good in everyone, Desire to nurture others, Friendly, Outgoing, In touch with feelings, Sexual energy-can surrender and merge in a love relationship, Can wait for the right partner.
Excessive Energy – Demanding, Overly critical, Possessive, Moody, Melodramatic, Manic-depressive, Use money or sex to control people. Martyra master of conditional love “I love you if” withhold love to get the desired behavior: “You wouldn’t do that if you really loved me.”
Deficient Energy – Paranoid, Feel sorry for yourself, Indecisive, Afraid of letting go and be free. Sexual energy, Feel unworthy love, Can’t reach out, Terrified of rejection. Need constant reassurance.
Ways to Bring Balance
Foods – Green-colored foods. Vegetables – broccoli, kale, cabbage, and leafy greens, sprouts, raw foods, foods rich in chlorophyll
Gemstones – Jade, aventurine, rose quartz, rhodochrosite, malachite, emerald
Essential Oils – Jasmine, lavender, and marjoram
Heart Chakra Mudra
Focus on the heart Chakra at the spine, level with the heart, envision the lotus of your heart opening to receive and give love.
Chant “Yam” at least three times. (“a” is pronounced “ah” as in father) Hold the hand position five minutes.