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The Silence Series: Chakra Colors For Meditation – ANAHATA (Green)

At the core of All That Is … is the Heart….

I think this is my favorite chakra. It seems to resonate with me in a deep and profound way. While meditating I reach out towards the heart within; rejoicing in its beating pulse, embracing the connection to my life’s blood, and falling in love with the healing energy. This is ANAHATA, the Heart chakra. The principles guiding this chakra are Love, Faith, Duty, Awakening and Devotion. The energy source of this chakra provides healing and functionality for the respiratory, circulatory, and immune systems. It’s related sense: Touch.

With gentle ease and focus bring your attention to the 4th chakra which can be found in the heart region. Breathe in the rich sustaining color of deep green. This is the source of unconditional love (in giving and receiving) and the home of profound openness. When open, you feel the power of love and the willingness to go forth without fear or resentment. There is a great sense of peace and harmony with yourself, life, and All That Is….

It is a good practice to try to maintain your focus on each chakra for about 5 to 10 minutes.

The sound of the 4th chakra is … YAM.

Breathe in the rich color of deep green and repeat the mantra … YAM … YAM … YAM …

The 4th chakra ANAHATA

I want to give a special thanks to Deepak Chopra, whose teachings are a major source of my inspiration and information for this series.


18 responses

  1. Love the series Walter! 🙂

    February 24, 2012 at 3:16 am

  2. Walter of all the chakra articles I have read so far…have to say..your’s is the best..not just the short crisp info but amazing images…very well done

    February 24, 2012 at 3:49 am

    • Thank you so very much Soma. I appreciate the uplifting comment. A lot of my specific information is coming from the teachings of Deepak Chopra.

      February 25, 2012 at 4:31 pm

  3. My favorite too. [along with Ajna and Sahasrara]. Maybe because it’s the chakra of compassion. To me, heart chakra feels like a connection of body & spirit.

    February 24, 2012 at 11:05 am

    • Marina, this chakra does possess an intimate expression reflecting all that we are. Compassion is the perfect word.

      February 25, 2012 at 4:29 pm

  4. Yamyah

    Love this post, Walter. It is also my favourite chakra…there is a meditation i have been practising centered on the heart and inner heart chakra and the golden light…it works profoundly on our compassion by raising it. Much Love, Joy and gratitude, my friend ♥

    February 24, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    • Thanks Yamyah. Much peace and light to you as well.

      February 25, 2012 at 4:26 pm

  5. Beautiful post, Walter. The more connected we are to the energy within . . . the more love we radiate.

    February 24, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    • So true Nancy. Our connection with our inner-self through awareness is essential to our well being.

      February 25, 2012 at 4:23 pm

  6. jakesprinter

    Absolutely always great entry you have here my friend ,Nice 🙂

    February 25, 2012 at 8:42 am

  7. This meditation is very effective for me. Thank you.

    February 25, 2012 at 2:11 pm

    • Shelila, I am glad the series is having a positive effect on you.

      February 25, 2012 at 4:20 pm

  8. Excellent post!! shalom

    February 25, 2012 at 3:33 pm

    • Thanks for the positive response. I appreciate it. Stop back again and check out the 3 previous posts and the remaining ones to come.
      Walter … Feel free to subscribe to the blog if you like.

      February 25, 2012 at 4:18 pm

  9. …I’m coming back here often to check for your Vishuddha, Ajna and Sahasrara! …looking forward!

    May 16, 2012 at 7:02 am

    • Thanks Marina. I was just thinking I need to complete the series. Will do:-)

      May 16, 2012 at 11:29 am

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