The Heart Chakra, Moving From Power to Peace
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.,
In the last few yoga articles we talked about how the solar plexus chakra controls your personal power and today we move to the heart chakra; the seat of acceptance, peace and love. The Anahata or Heart Chakra’s energy is a key to peace as it helps you fully accept all that you are and express that self love to the entire universe.
A deep sense of peace will vibrate within you as you send your loving heart out to not just your inner circle of friends and family, but to all of life (every person, tree, animal). This means if we want to find peace there is no room for judgment, competition, or comparison. We’re replacing those feelings of insecurity and jealousy with pure acceptance, understanding, and yes, love.
How often do you judge yourself? How often do you compare yourself to others? The moment we step into that way of being; we slide away from our true nature which is love.
“If you judge people, you have no time to love them.” ~ Mother Teresa
As beautiful as a well balanced and unblocked heart chakra is, however, at some points in our life we will encounter blockages in this area. Many different life events can contribute to issues in this energy center. Everything from break-ups to low self-esteem.
Blocked heart energy can manifest into being hyper-critical, defensive, suspicious, controlling and manipulative. But when the energy in the heart chakra is in balance, you will exhibit acceptance and understanding of yourself and others.
Enjoy the exploration between your personal power of the solar plexus chakra to the infinite power of unconditional love that resides in our heart chakra in today’s yoga training video. You can find the video in the yoga forum by clicking on “7 Natural Energy Centers Training” and then clicking on “Heart Chakra Yoga Postures”.
In Light and Love,