Anahata means "unstuck". "Unstruck Sound": the place where the spirit descends into the physical by the power of the "word" (shabdbrahman), the point of creation. Free from Constraint. Anahata, the heart chakra, has twelve vermillion petals. The Yantra in the center of the chakra is composed of two overlappings, intersecting triangles. One triangle, facing upward symbolizes Shiva, the male principle. The other triangle, facing downward, symbolizes Shakti, the female principle. A balance is attained when these two forces are joined in harmony. In the center of our chests is the heart chakra, which has vital importance to our inner health and happiness.
(Anahata), the heart chakra; manifests as three different emotions which are love, hatred, and fear. Governs love, compassion, mediates between higher and lower planes of being, healing, lungs (breath, prana), sense of time, and the area of relationships in your life.
The Colour associated with this chakra: Green
The mantra Sound for Activation of this Chakra is: Yam
Raga for activating this chakra is Ahir Bhairav, Durga, Ahir Bhairav (Komal Re, Komal Ni, all other notes are Natural.)â€‹
Music Note associated with this Chakra: Ma
Planets associated with this chakra: Venus
Astrological signs associated with this Chakra: Taurus & Libra
Shakti associated with this Chakra is: Kakini Shaktiâ€‹
Practices for The Heart Chakra:
1. Asanas (yogic postures) - Asana are defined as "posture" and their literal meaning is "seat." Asanas greatly stimulate and influence the functioning of the endocrine system. The following asanas are useful in awakening heart chakra: shalabhasana, dhanurasana, matsyasana, gomukhasana, kandharasana, baddha padmasana, sarpasana, supta vajrasana, and sirshasana.
2. Bhramari Pranayama - Bhramar means "humming bee" and pranayama means "restraint of the prana or breath." Bhramari pranayama is a breathing practice in which a soft "humming-bee" sound is produced during exhalation to stimulate the heart chakra.
3. Ajapa Japa - Japa means recitation. Japa is of two kinds; written Japa and Japa done by the recitation of a mantra. The letter A in front of the word Japa means "without." Thus, ajapa-Japa is the practice of Japa without the mental effort normally needed to repeat the mantra. Ajapa-Japa means constant awareness and, in this state, the mantra "repeats itself" in the mind.