Hello! Today I’d like to concentrate on the fourth chakra in this series, the anahata chakra. The anahata chakra is located in the center of the chest and a color most commonly associated with this chakra is green. As I mentioned, this chakra is the center of our chakras, with three above and three below and it is where the physical meets the spiritual. The heart chakra is associated with empathy, compassion and love. When this chakra is balanced and open you feel the flow of love, are quick to forgive and are accepting of yourself. An imbalance of this chakra can manifest as a feeling of withdrawal, being overly critical of others, and a feeling of isolation. Heart opening yoga poses such as cobra, camel pose or fish pose can assist with opening this chakra. The element associated with the third chakra is air, therefore practicing deep breathing combined with heart-opening visualizations works well.
In Feng Shui, the area of the Bagua related to the anahata chakra is the Love and Relationship area of the home. Standing at the front door looking in, this is located directly opposite the front of the house, on the right-hand side of the space.
See below for some of my favorite ideas to activate the Love and Relationship space:
- Make this space beautiful! Wherever it is in your home, be sure it is organized, clutter-free and is NOT in disrepair. You certainly do not want to carry over anything that is ‘broken’ into your relationships. Getting rid of clutter clears space for new opportunities.
- Use pairs. Never display single or lone items here. If you have a candlestick, make sure there are two, or at least a multiple of two. The same concept applies to artwork. A picture of a lone tree or figure represents loneliness. Be mindful as to what your artwork is depicting, it should make you feel good!
- Use earth and fire elements to activate this area. Earth colors such as pale yellows, light browns and sandy tones work well. The shape related to the earth element is a square. Using square furniture, accessories or art elements are helpful. Fire colors such as reds and purples are exciting colors and lend themselves nicely to the Love and Relationship area.
- Some of my favorite cures to activate the chi in the Love and Relationship area crystals, uplighting, tall candlesticks, ducks (a pair of course!), and anything that represents your personal ideas surrounding love.
Beauty. Balance. Blessings.