HEART CHAKRA - FOURTH CHAKRA
Located near the center of the breastbone or sternum, this chakra represents higher consciousness and love. The Heart chakra is associated with the heart, thymus gland, lower lung and circulatory system.
The heart chakra acts as the balance point for all the chakras. It governs our relationships and how we interact with other people. A balanced heart chakra is expressed in acceptance of self and others, personal values and ethics, following one's unique direction in life.
A balanced Heart Chakra means expansion, freedom and growth.Some signs that the Heart Chakra is out of balance are:
- Lack of self discipline
- Difficulty in relationships
- An attempt to live vicariously through another
- Dependence on someone else for your happiness
HEART CHAKRA - Color
The color associated with the heart chakra is Green. Green symbolizes harmony, creativity, health, abundance and nature. It is the combining of yellow (soul) and blue (spirit). Green, nature's color, offers new energy and revitalizes tired nerves.
All the green stones - emerald, green tourmaline, malachite, jade, chrysoprase, dipotase, peridot, aventurine, moss agate, green jasper - are used with the heart chakra. (see heart chakra gemstones)
Healing and the heart chakra
For healing, green is used to balance the vibrations of the nervous system. It is said to aid any heart problem or blood pressure disorder. It is also used to restore tired nerves and will help those in need of more energy.
Although green is the primary color used with the heart chakra, it can also be effective to use pink stones (such as rose quartz or rhodonite) if more softness, affection and love seem to be needed in working with the heart chakra.