Day 4/7 of the #yogaforallsenses challenge.
Today's Chakra is our fourth Chakra, Anahata Chakra or Heart Chakra.
Last year I started intensely working on my chakras. The first blockade I became aware of was in my Heart Chakra. It was also the time when I discovered @malamalamajewelry 's incredible work. I ordered my first of her Malas, the Everlasting Hope Mala to help me on my way. A bit later I also got myself the Mother Earth Mala as it was shouting my name 😊 Mother Earth Mala is the one fitured in today's pics for this challenge. They both helped me a lot to de-block my Heart Chakra and I still wear and use them regularly.
But let's have a deeper look into this Chakra:
The fourth chakra connects the lower and upper chakras. In other words, the heart chakra acts as a center of integration of earthly matters and higher aspirations. Far from seeing these energies as separate, the experience of the heart integrates them effortlessly and harmoniously.
The Heart chakra is all about connecting and relating. The emphasis here is on love, giving and receiving, and how open we are in relationships. Love is the energy that helps transfigure emotions and experiences. It’s an essential element in any relationship, whether it’s is with others or oneself.
Love experienced through the fourth chakra is not just about romance, but about going beyond the limitations of the ego and personal preoccupations to open up more fully to compassion and acceptance of all that is, as it is. When we live from our heart and our heart energy is opened and balanced, we can see clearly and position ourselves in any situation, no matter how challenging it is, with discernment and compassion.
The heart chakra is also a center through which we experience beauty in life. Seeing the world through a balanced fourth chakra is being in a state of openness and acceptance that brings us in touch with our world and ourselves in profound and fulfilling ways.
The Padma (Lotus) Mudra helps us open our Heart Chakra. See @yogastadl 's post on this Mudra for more information 💚
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