An Introduction To The Heart Chakra + How To Heal It
The seven chakras are the main energy centers of the body. The fourth chakra, Anahata or the heart chakra, represents our ability to love and be loved. With an open heart chakra, you can achieve true compassion and empathy—for others and yourself. Here's a quick beginner's guide to this chakra:
Location of the heart chakra.
Center of the chest, just above heart.
What the heart chakra controls.
Love, joy, and inner peace.
Color of the heart chakra.
A healing visualization for the heart chakra.
Visualization is the best tool for penetrating the heart chakra. It becomes more effective when paired with a mudra, or hand gesture.
Place your index finger at the base of the thumb. Then, on the same hand, place the tip of your middle and ring finger at the tip of the thumb. Make the same gesture with your other hand. Place both hands by your side as you sit cross-legged. Close your eyes and visualize anything that makes your heart expand: a loved one, a special place, or a warm, magnetic energy emanating from within you.
Beneficial foods for the heart chakra.
- Green foods like spinach and kale
- Green tea
If you are interested in learning more about chakras and how to open each to harness your spiritual energy to feel truly alive, check out my course, Chakras 101: How to Harness Your Spiritual Energy for Better Sex, Better Sleep & Better Moods.
Yogi Cameron left the world of high fashion to pursue the Yogic path in India, and has studied Ayurveda and Yoga since 2003. Today, he's based in L.A. and has helped thousands of people tap into their spiritual side through yoga, meditation, his books, and other practices.
Yogi Cameron became certified in Yoga at the Integral Yoga Institute in New York City as well as the Sri Satchidananda Ashram. He studied Ayurvedic Medicine at Arsha Vidya Peetam in South India and trained at the International Academy of Ayurveda in Pune, india. He’s been featured in ELLE magazine, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and The London Times, and has appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Today Show, E! Entertainment, and Martha, amongst others. He is also an expert on the hit show “Conversations with Maria Menounos” on SiriusXM.
He is also a mindbodygreen video course instructor, and his chakra-opening course is designed to help you create more harmony and purpose in your life.