The Heart of Balance

A common symbol for the Anahata or heart chakra. The heart chakra is the fourth primary chakra in our bodies.

Getting to the Heart of the Matter

If you’re an avid reader of our blogs, you’ve probably noticed a trend when we bring up certain meridians or chakras and how they tend to relate to scientific or cultural understandings of those body parts. 


It should come as no surprise, then, that the ancient concept of the heart chakra is rooted in the concept of love, our capacity to love, and, perhaps most importantly, our ability to love and forgive ourselves. 


You can also assume that the unruly emotions of love like jealousy, fear of commitment or being egocentric are representations of when this chakra is out of balance. The heart chakra can make us short-sighted and stick to grudges that only hold us back, bitter and unwilling to forget past events that preclude us from receiving love with new experiences. 

…when we seek to balance our heart, we mean both our emotions and how those emotions manifest in our heart’s health.

On the other end of our balance, the heart chakra can make us too willing to give of ourselves to others and even risks making a victim out of ourselves as we become easy to manipulate emotionally and blinded to our own needs and rights in that regard. There is nothing wrong with wanting to be a loving person, but it should never come at the expense of your own health and wellbeing. 


An imbalance in these concepts can lead to health issues for our physical, earthly reality too. Stress, depression, and even simple loneliness from an inability to commit to others and rise above our egos can manifest in the body physically. For example, stress has been linked with causing inflammation which ultimately can become a contributor to heart disease itself. So when we seek to balance our heart, we mean both our emotions and how those emotions manifest in our heart’s health. 


As we mentioned above, while the chakras and meridians always represent a very spiritual way of understanding the world, they also connect to our physical realities and the overall health of a given body area. Their imbalances help inform us about the potential physical ailments we can deal with and what might be the best courses of action to help enable our bodies to do their best possible natural job of healing. 


If you’d like to know more, or this sounds like something you’d like help balancing in your life, please let us know today. We are always here and eager to help you achieve your ultimate state of well-being and natural healing.


– Dr. Rogini Thirukkumaran D.C., BSc. – Shakti Chiro

Your Holistic Chiropractor, Energy Healer, and Founder of Inprana Integrative Healing

*Disclaimer: Energy healing releases any energy blockages or improves pranic energy which allows regeneration of tissues at a cellular level and stimulates innate healing mechanisms of the body. It does not attempt to diagnose, treat, or cure illness.





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