Saturday, January 22, 2011

Energetic Studies - The Fourth Chakra

Identifying Names: Heart, 4th Chakra, Anahata

Colour: green (and/or pink)

Location: Center of chest and upper back

Governs: thymus, heart, chest, lungs, air and blood circulation, thoracic vertebra, immune system, shoulders and arms, hands, ribs, breasts, diaphragm, pericardium and vagus nerve

Fragrances & Oils: rose, bergamot, melissa, watermelon, chamomile, lavender, amber, sandalwood, lily of the valley and carnation

Crystals: tourmaline, rose quartz, emerald, aventurine, malachite, green jade, peridot, moonstone, kunzite, rhodochrosite, rhodonite, dioptase, chrysocolla, hiddenite, amazonite, and lepidolite
  • Crystals that work with all charkas: moldavite, clear quartz, seraphinite and fulgurite
Archetypes: Positive archetype: Lover; Negative archetype: Actor

Physical Dysfunctions: shallow breathing, high blood pressure, heart and coronary artery disease, cancer (including lung and breast), congestive heart failure, heart attack, mitral valve prolapse, cardiomegaly, asthma, allergies, bronchial pneumonia, upper back, shoulder, respiratory problems, arteriosclorosis, chronic obstructive lung disease and autoimmune disorders such as lupus, rheumatoid arthritis and polymitosis

Emotional Dysfunctions: fears about betrayal, co-dependency, melancholy, love and hatred, resentment and bitterness, grief and anger, self-centeredness, loneliness, commitment issues, lack of forgiveness or compassion, lack of hope or trust

Sacramental Association: Marriage

  • Leafy vegetables: spinach, kale, dandelion greens, etc
  • Air vegetables: broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, celery, squashes, etc.
  • Liquids: green teas
  • Fruits, Herbs & Spices: basil, sage, thyme, cilantro, parsley. apple, lime, pine, bergamot, watermelon, chamomile, lavender

Developmental Age: Young adult – 18 - 28

Life Lesson: related love, forgiveness, compassion

Other information/Associations:
  • Element: Air
  • Gland: Thymus
  • Musical Note: F
  • Type of Music: Choral
  • Animals: Dove, Antelope, Deer
  • Planet: Venus
  • Astrological Signs: Libra & Taurus
  • Symbol: Cross or Star of David
  • Kabbalah Sefirah: Tif'eret
  • Sefirah Attributes: Beauty
  • In Animals: When Unbalanced the animal may experience: anger, heart problems, rigidity, lack of love. To Awaken and Balance: Serve others (and if possible take your pet with you). Watch tender movies that "tug at your heart strings." Believe it or not; your animal will tune in and feel your emotions along with your intent

General Notes of Interest:
  • Described as the transitional chakra because it makes the transition between the lower and upper triangles
  • Considered to be the most important chakra in the healing process as all energies metabolised thought the lower chakras must travel through the heart to reach the upper chakras and then continue on to flow out the hands and eyes of the healer or on through to the 5th, 6th and 7th charkas

References Cited:


• Hands of Light
By: Barbara Brennan
• The Crystal Ally Cards: The Crystal Path to Self Knowledge
By: Naisha Ahsian
• Energy Medicine – Balancing Your Body’s Energies for Optimal Health, Joy and Vitality
By: Donna Eden with David Feinstein, Ph. D
• Meditation as Medicine – Activate the Power of Your Natural Healing Force
By: Dharma Singh Khalsa, MD & Cameron Smith
• Perfect Health – The Complete Body-Mind Guide
By: Dr. Deepak Chopra

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