Heart Chakra-Yam


sanksrit name: Anahata (unstruck)
mantra: be open
symbol: Lotus with 12 green petals. Within it are 2 intersecting triangles, forming a star.
color: primarily green, but pink is also used
location: center of chest behind the sternum
corresponding hormonal gland: thymus
associated anatomy: heart, lungs, immune system, lymph system (circulatory system= cardiovascular system + lymph system)
characteristics: unity, brotherhood/sisterhood, love, peace, purity, innocence
heart chakra life issues: allowing love be the center of your life, following your heart’s desires, learning to love yourself 1st, then others, learning to forgive, being open to receive
affected by: relationships with significant others, family, friends, co-workers, acquaintances, & strangers, love, forgiveness or unforgiveness, intuition
physical activities: yoga, dancing, cardiovascular exercise (such as walking, running, hiking, jumping), anything you love
spiritual activities: learning to love yourself 1st, then others, prayer, singing, healing, pursing anything that you’re passionate about, learning forgiveness
musical note: F


Blockages can manifest as immune system or heart problems, or a lack of compassion. Characteristics of a blocked heart chakra include fear of rejection, feeling unworthy of love or loving too much.

If there is blockage in the heart chakra, you may feel unworthy of love and skeptical of anyone who wants to love you (and paranoid that you will wind up hurt, yet again), or your love relationships may be completely co-dependent.


You’ve probably experienced one or more of the following; shaming, authoritarianism, volatile situations, domination of will, physical abuse, dangerous environment, fear of punishment, enmeshment, age inappropriate responsibilities or inherited shame from parent.

If this chakra is imbalanced in some way it means that somewhere along the line, there has been a disruption in your attitude and understanding of love. You may want to give your love with the hopes of gaining control of a person or situation and thus confusing love with manipulation, or you may be giving your love in the hopes of gaining recognition to boost damaged self esteem. You may consequently be a possessive and mistrustful person who lacks much compassion.

If the heart chakra is completely blocked, this tends to manifest itself in the antithesis of what the heart represents: you are literally heart-less and quite icy in how you receive yourself and others. If you are not open to love in your life, it is not possible to feel very happy and joyful about life or yourself and, people with blocked heart chakras most certainly do not.


Look through the characteristics of both excessive and deficient energy flow;

Excessive energy- Spins fast (no harmony)





power hungry

have last word

temper tantrums

violent outbursts

overly aggressive


conditional love

possessive nature

attraction to sedatives

arrogant and hyperactive

controlling/need to be right

use money or sex to control

driving ambition

master of conditional love

Deficient energy – Spins slow (no harmony)




Low energy

poor digestion

can’t reach out

victim mentality

collapsed middle

self conscious

low self-esteem

blaming of others

terrified of rejection


weak- will


guilty conscious

easily manipulated

feel sorry for yourself

passive and unreliable

attraction to stimulants

need constant reassurance

afraid of letting go

feel unworthy love

poor self-discipline


Physical Imbalances




lung cancer


lung problems

heart problems

breast cancer

blood pressure

thymus problems

vascular problems

respiratory problems

circulatory problems

upper back problems

circulation problems

Auto-immune system problems

Physical Malfunctions







heart pain

heart attack



muscle spasms

chronic fatigue

eating disorders

muscular disorders

digestive disorders

difficulty breathing

high blood pressure

gall bladder and liver

disorders of stomach

Psychological Imbalances


At war with yourself

Feelings of alienation

Self-destructive tendencies

inability to bond with another

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