Anahata, the Chakra of Contentment

Next week, I will host a class for creating greater healing and balance for the Anahata or heart chakra. The Anahata is the energetic place for harmonizing and perpetuating the flow of tenderness, warmth and love.

The heart chakra can be thought of as the energetic bridge from the lower three (more physical) chakras to the upper three (more spiritual) ones. For this reason, the heart chakra carries the symbol of the star formed by two triangles, one pointing downward and one pointing upward.

To review, the first chakra or the root chakra is all about the foundational qualities of physical security and mental grounding. The second chakra or sacral chakra is responsible for the energy of nourishment and pleasure and is known as the self-abode. The fire of the third chakra, or solar plexus chakra, depends on the energies of the chakras below it to manifest focus and confidence. And the Anahata, or fourth chakra, uses the foundation, nourishment and confidence of the lower chakras to generate the love of self and others.

The first step on the bridge to love is contentment (or santosha as it is called in Sanskrit).

Contentment is attained through altruism and acceptance. It appears when you eliminate superficialness, selfishness, and greed. When you are content, you begin to see life as it truly exists.

“Contentment comes as the infallible result of great acceptances, great humilities–of not trying to make ourselves this or that, but of surrendering ourselves to the fullness of life–of letting life flow through us.”  

-David Grayson

Once the heart pathway is made clear and energy is permitted to flow freely, you become a happier person.

Happiness or contentment is vital to our physical and mental health. When we are happy, our immunity is strong, each day is a joy to greet, we look forward to being with others and eagerly anticipate our future.

There is a reason for this. When we are happy, those feelings of positivity connect us with the universe. When we are in sync with nature, we are aligned with the vibration of love, joy and compassion. Attuned to the universal flow of energy, we accumulate support and guidance and are able to receive what it is that we most desire. 

Once your spark is ignited, you will find it easier to instill the qualities of harmony, peace and love in others. Remember, deep within, we are all inherently seeking love.

Love is all you need, love will keep us together, love is the answer.  💜

If you would like to learn more about the tools for balancing the heart chakra, sign up below and I’ll send you the zoom link for my free Yoga & the Chakras – Part 4: Be Radiant class.

Namasté, Kim 🕉

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