The Heart Chakra
Etymology ( The Hidden Meaning ) the hidden of the Heart Chakra
The word “Anahat” is a Sanskrit word. It is made up of two words; “Anahata” which means “The eternal sounds-OM” and “Nad” which means “music” or “sound”. The music of OM is called Anahat. OM is called Aanahat Nad which means unstruck sound created by the vibration of nothingness. This means that in the very beginning, there existed nothing to strike against to produce a sound. All other sounds are Aahat Nad which means sounds that are produced by some kind of collision. The ultimate OM is not what we can utter because the OM that we utter is also an Aahat Nad, produced by the friction of the Vocal Cord.
The Secret Location of the Heart Chakra
The Heart Chakra is the 4th Chakra and is located in the center of the chest, right next to the heart. That is why it is called the Heart Chakra in English. The Heart Chakra is supported by the Thoracic Curve Vertebrae.
The Thoracic Curve Vertebrae is the part of the spinal column that forms a group of twelve small bones in the upper truck area; the chest, the back, the shoulders, the rib cage, heart, lungs, and others. Just like the curve in the location of the 2nd chakra (Sacral Chakra), the location of the Heart chakra also has curves because of the rib cage.
Rib Cage is the part of the Thoracic Curve Vertebrae that protect the heart and the lungs. Rib cage forms a protective curved shape, like a shield in the chest area, and because of the curve, the vital energy in this Chakra expands more.
Let’s understand the function of the curve in this way. We all have seen rivers and all rivers have curves. Where does a whirlpool (vortex) occur? Yes, at the sharp turns and curves. The sharper the curve is, the stronger the force of the whirlpool is. This is why the energy at the Heart Chakra expands more easily than at any center.
Lets Unreveal the Function and the Hidden Meaning of the Symbol of the Heart Chakra
The Heart Chakra is associated with Thymus Gland.The thymus gland is part of the Immune System, located in the upper front part of the chest, in front of the heart. The thymus gland is large in children and slowly shrinks and becomes fat by puberty (teenage) but before it disappears, it develops the autoimmunity in the body which works throughout life.The Thymus gland produces Thymosin hormone.
The function of the Thymosin hormone is to produce T Cell ( Thymus Lymphocytes Cells ). The function of the T Cell ( Thymus Lymphocytes Cells ) is to protect the body from pathogens.
A pathogen is a bacterium, virus, or any microorganism that causes disease. So, the physiological function of the Heart Chakra is to protect our body from diseases.
Now let’s understand the function of the Heart Chakra on the spiritual level.
The symbol of the Heart Chakra is a lotus with 12 petals.
The 12 petals of the Heart Chakra represent 12 divine qualities.
The 12 divine qualities are;
- Kindness and
Meditation on the Heart chakra results in a healthy manifestation of the 12 petals of the lotus.
The Heart Chakra is represented by green color. The green color is composed of yellow and sky blue. Yellow is the color of the chakra below the Heart chakra and sky blue is the color of the chakra above the Heart chakra. So, this is one of the reasons why the color of the Heart chakra is green.
There is another significant meaning of the green color. Green is the color of spring, flowering, and growth in Nature. We discussed above that the 12 petals of Heart Lotus are Bliss, Peace, Harmony, Love, Understanding, Empathy, Clarity, Purity, Unity, Compassion, Kindness, and Forgiveness. So, it indicates that the growth of humans (both inner and outer growth) is possible only if they practice the 12 petals.
Associations of the Heart Chakra with Subtle Body and Glands
The Heart Chakra and The Mental body
The Heart chakra is associated with the Astral Body which is the 4th layer of the Aura from the physical body. Stimulation of this chakra expands the Astral body and functions as a bridge between the frequencies of the lower and denser bodies and the frequencies of the higher and finer bodies.
The Heart Chakra and The Thymus Glands
The Solar Plexus chakra is associated with the Thymus gland (a part of the Endocrine Glands). An active Heart chakra means a healthy Thymus gland. The function of the Thymus gland is to promote immunity in the body.
The element of the Heart Chakra
The Heart chakra is associated with the Air Element because as discussed above the location of the Heart chakra is at the Thoracic region of the body where lungs are also located and the function of the lungs is associated with the air. The function of the lungs is to assist oxygen from the air that we breathe to enter into the red blood cells and to help the body to get rid of carbon dioxide when we breathe out.
The Heart Chakra and the Bodily Sense
The Heart chakra is associated with the sense of the touch because as discussed above the heart chakra is associated with love and touch is primarily the medium to express love through touches like; holding hands, hugs, and kisses.
The Mysterious Sounds and Mantra of the Heart Chakra.
The Heart chakra vibrates at the frequency of 342.88 Hertz. So, listening or humming along music in F Note music (A Note tuned in 432 hertz) can stimulate this chakra. The mantra of this chakra is YAM.
Transforming Meditations for the Sacral Chakra
- Do you feel lonely?
- Are you socially shy?
- Do you still feel sorry for a past event?
- Do you hesitate to accept love from others?
- Do you find it difficult to trust people?
- Are you scared of deep relationships?
If answers to almost all of the questions above are in “NO”, your vital energy is flowing up through the Sacral chakra and it is awesome news but if most of the answers are in “YES”, you need to work on this chakra. Let’s discuss how to do it, step by step?
Affirmation Meditation for the Heart Chakra (FREE DOWNLOAD – click here to listen or download)
Sit or lie down in a comfortable position. Close your eyes, loosen up your body, and take a deep breath in and let go and relax. Now, repeat these words and visualize the words with feelings as a manifested reality. Take a deep breath after each sentence.
- My heart radiates with love
- I deserve the purest love
- I attract love
- I am in harmony with all
- I let go of all the resentment
- I forgive myself for the mistakes that I have made in the past
- There believe that love is infinite
- I give and receive love in totality
- I love myself unconditionally
- My heart is receptive
- Love is my guiding star
- Every day is an opportunity to share love
- I am one with all
- My heart is healing
- I am thankful to all who love me
- All my relationships are pure
- I value all my relationships
- I choose love and compassion
- I love all beings
- I love insects, animals, humans and all beings
- All beings are my family
- My heart is filled with gratitude for all sentiments
- I accept myself in totality
Chanting & Visualization Meditation for the Heart Chakra.
Sit or lie down comfortably with your spine (back) straight.
Take 4 slow and deep breaths and relax and let go.
Visualize a green circular light emitting from the location of the Heart Chakra.
Simultaneously, chat the mantra of the chakra, YAM (optionally, along with the music in F Note tuned at 342.88 Hertz. That is A Note tuned at 432 Hertz)