Fourth Chakra: Heart Chakra (Anahata Chakra)
Where : Center of the chest, in front of the heart. It is associated with the heart, lungs, chest, breasts, arms and hands.
Emotions/Behaviors : The heart chakra represents our ability to love ourselves and others, to communicate with other beings, and to express our gratitude and joy.
Physical signs of imbalance : heart or respiratory problems, poor blood circulation and breast problems (cancer, lumps, etc.).
Signs of an overactive heart chakra : Being overbearing and “overly caring” of others, placing your love for others above your love for yourself, conditional love, anger, grief, being manipulative, codependency, giving too much of yourself and not allowing yourself to receive and act like a “nice person”.
Signs of an underactive heart chakra : Negativity, feeling unloved, unappreciated or as if you are “not worthy” or undeserving of love, lack of self-love , feeling disconnected from society and loved ones and having difficulty trusting or communicating with others.
How to balance the heart chakra?
The associated color is green.
You could try eating high-vibration foods that are dark green in color or just lighter foods like broccoli, kale, Swiss chard, and other leafy green vegetables.
Herbs and plants to recommend for the 4th chakra : use cayenne pepper, jasmine, lavender, marjoram, rose, basil, sage, thyme, coriander, parsley.
You could also use green crystals like moss agate , meditate, practice yoga, try heart-opening exercises, practice self-love (have time for yourself) and chant the mantra “YAM ”.