Anahata Chakra -  Heart center

Anahata Chakra - Heart Center

The perfect awakening of self-realization takes place through love

The Qualities and Symbols of the Anahata Chakra

Position within the body In the centre of the chest at the level of the heart.
Colour SKY BLUE – purity, freedom, expansiveness, infinity

ORANGE and GREEN – radiation of the fire from the Manipūra chakra

Tattva VĀYU (Air) – movement, energy, touch, sensation
Mantra YAM
Lotus 12 petals – 12 qualities of the heart: joy, peace, kindness, patience, love, harmony, clarity, compassion, purity, understanding, forgiveness, bliss
Animal ANTELOPE – vigilance, speed, sensitivity
Divinity SHIVA and SHAKTI – consciousness and nature
Symbols NEW MOON – changeability, path to perfection

Two Triangles – rising and falling energy

Qualities and Aspects JĪVAN JYOTI – Seat of the ‘Living Light’

ĀTMA BHAKTI – Love, devotion, understanding, compassion, forgiveness
BHĀVA SAMĀDHI – Samādhi of love for God
positive: ICCHĀ SHAKTI (willpower), KRIYĀ SHAKTI (vigour/drive)
SANKALPA SHAKTI – Power of wish fulfilment
MANTRA SHAKTI – Power of words
AJAPĀ JAPA – spontaneous, constant repetition of Mantra
Seat of feelings and emotions, creative writing, artistic talent
positive aspect: awakening of divine love
negative aspect: changing emotions, stagnation of development

Prāna PRĀNA – breath
Plane MAHĀR LOKA – balance
Planet VENUS
Principle SANKALPA–VIKALPA –forming and discarding of ideas

MOON – changeability

Precious Stone SAPHIRE
Metal COPPER
Mineral POTASSIUM
Characteristic MOHA – Lack of vision/perception (cause of attachment)
Sensation TRISHNĀ – thirst
Sense Organ TVACH – skin/principle VAYŪ – touch
Taste ASTRINGENT
Quality PRASARANA – expansion
Part of the Body PĀNI – hands/principle INDRA – giving and taking
Secretion SVEDHA – perspiration
Gland THYMUS
Plexus CARDIAC PLEXUS
Other Names HEART CHAKRA, HRIDAYAKAMALA, CHINTĀ MANI
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