Self Healing

Heart Chakra Meaning
Author/Service Provider:Pamela Santore

Many cultures believe that the key to health, happiness and spiritual connectedness lies in a balance of chakras. There are seven main energy centers comprising the chakra system and it is believed that each chakra has a specific purpose. If a chakra, which in Sanskrit means "wheel of light," becomes disturbed, illness can take place. Each chakra is connected with an area of the body, a color, a gemstone, an essence and a musical note, so in order to most effectively balance an area, you should consider using gemstones, music and essential oils. The Heart Chakra, or fourth chakra, is located in the center of the chest and is the focal point in bringing about the healing of physical illnesses brought about by heartbreak. It is associated with the colors green or pink and responds to the musical note, F. An imbalance of the Heart Chakra can lead to heart disease, asthma, lung cancer, breast cancer, pneumonia, upper back and shoulder problems. The Heart Chakra can affect our ability to control the emotions of love, compassion, confidence, inspiration, hope, hate, despair, hate, envy, fear, jealousy, anger and generosity. This article will focus solely on working with the Heart Chakra--it will not discuss incorporating crystals and essences into the balancing.

Place your hands over your chest area; let your hands hover there. Do not place your hands on your chest.

Visualize the center of your chest opening up like a window or door. Imagine the color green flowing from the chakra

Use your mind's eye to make the area glow a beautiful green color. Watch as this color green flows out of your heart chakra. When you see the color glowing a deep green, say to yourself--"I purify, energize and balance the Heart Chakra now."

Take your right hand and make three counterclockwise circles over the chakra, then shake out your hand to remove negative energy. Repeat this step until you feel the energy is balanced.

Take your left hand a make three clockwise circles over the chakra, then shake out your hand. Repeat this step until you feel the energy is balanced.

Visualize the chakra glowing to its beautiful green color and sweep your hands over your head seven times--the number of your main chakras.

Visualize the heart chakra closing like a window or door as you brush your hands over the area.

Ground yourself by imagining tree roots growing out of your feet and burrowing deeply into the ground.