Anahata Chakra and Yoga- #4 Heart Chakra Balancing

Anahata Chakra and Yoga

Anahata Chakra and Yoga

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What is the Chakra system?  Chakras are the energy sources that are placed in seven different points on the spinal column.  They are responsible for disturbing the life energy and can get out of balance. But yoga poses can help bring the chakra’s into balance.  Come with me on a seven week Chakra Journey into energy balance!

What Chakra are you? Take my Chakra Quiz to find out!

Anahata Chakra and Yoga Balancing

Please call me by my true name so I can wake up, and so the door of my heart can be left open, the door of compassion.

Thich Nhat Hanh

The Heart Chakra energy is focused at the heart and is associated with the color green and love, friendship, and companionship.

Do you find yourself:*
Codependency
Poor Boundaries
Jealousy
Being a martyr
Being a pleaser?
Then you may have too much energy around your Heart Chakra

Are you sometimes:*
Anti-social, withdrawn
Critical, intolerant
Lonely, isolated
Lack of empathy
Fear of intimacy?
Then you may have too little energy around your Heart Chakra

Do you want to be balanced?  Yes! Here is what you could experience:*
Caring
Compassionate
Empathetic
Accepting
Self-Loving
Peaceful
Centered
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Learn more about the heart chakra with the Chakra Balancing Workbook (paid link) by Anodea Judith.

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Anahata Chakra and Yoga Practice

How can you balance your anahata chakra and yoga?

Ustrasana (Camel)- opens the heart naturally as you roll the shoulders back and reach for the heals.  Try dedicating this pose to someone you love.
Setu Bandha Sarvangasana (Bridge)- This pose is part of a warm down so stop short of your edge and keep it friendly.  Try dedicating this pose to someone who needs a little love.
Anjanyasana (Low lunge)- Try reaching one hand to the sky and one down the leg to open the heart into a deeper back bend.  Try dedicating this pose to someone you need to forgive.
Camatkarasana (Wild Thing)- From down dog, lift your right leg up and back.  Open the right hip and bend the right knee to stretch the hip flexors. This is big heart opener that requires some faith and courage.  Dedicate this pose to someone who needs to take the leap into love.
Supta Baddha Konasana- Bring your hand to your heart to feel the breath moving in and out of the heart space.  Close your eyes and allow yourself this time to soften into the heart energy.  Dedicate this pose to yourself as you bring love, compassion, and joy into all you do.


You could also try connecting to your Anahata Chakra and Yoga with the essential oils of Lavender, Peppermint, Eucalyptus, and Marjoram.  I suggest doTERRA Essential oils. I also like Chakra singing bowls (paid link). The tones relate to each chakra- very balancing! 

The chakras are a journey, the anahata chakra and yoga is no exception. Take the Journey full journey: Root, Sacral, Solar Plexus, Heart, Throat, Third Eye, and Crown.

Try out my Chakra Sun Salutation Program!

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