Fourth or Heart Chakra
This post is part of a series on the chakras. For details on the information provided for each chakra, be sure to read the Legend to this series.
Focal Point: Center of chest, where breastbone starts to curve
Color: Green; sometimes pink or gold
Life Aspects/Themes: Associated with love, compassion, empathy, relational skills and emotional balance.
Body Systems/Organs: Heart, lungs
Gland(s): Heart, thymus
Foods: Cruciferous vegetables, leafy greens, sprouts, raw foods
Strengthening Activities: Any activity in fresh air, open space, ‘green’ environment; compassionate service.
Yoga Asanas: Breathing exercises; Chest openers; backbends
Mantra: Yam (pronounced ‘Yum’)
Yantra: 6-pointed star (2 triangles), 12 petals
Intuitive Sympathy: Relational – interactive/empathic
Spiritual Gateway(s): Love, devotion
Spiritual/Religious Paths: Christianity, Sufism, Guru paths
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