Chakra 4: Heart, Relationships, Emotions
Updated: Sep 11
Chakra 4 is traditionally called Anahata in the yogic tradition. Anahata translates from Sanskrit to English as "unstruck", or could be thought of as the indestructible force. This energy/power center is located in the heart and chest area.
This energy center acts as our center of feelings, acceptance of ourself and of others. It deals with our capacity to love and accept love.
Signs of balance:
The ability to meet people where they are
The capacity to cry at something beautiful or painful
Out of balance red flags:
Judgement of others
Emotional bypassing and inauthentic "it's all good" people
Heart chakra affirmations:
"I love and accept myself unconditionally".
"I am worthy of love".
"Love and gratitude overflow through me".
"My heart is open".
"I accept my anger, but it does not control me".
"I let go and release of my pain".
Practices focused on this energy center:
Love & Gratitude Meditation
Being around children
San Pedro Cactus (grandfather medicine)
Release work like Yin Yoga to move stored emotional baggage stuck in the body
Questions to gain insight on this energy center:
How open is your heart?
How aware are you of your emotions?
What pain are you holding onto?
What makes you sad?
What does gratitude mean to you?
How can you fully accept yourself?
What judgments are you holding on yourself?
What judgements are you holding on your partner?