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Anahata or Hirdaya Chakra


Anahata means 'unstruck' or 'unbeaten'. It is the seat of anahad nada, the cosmic sound, which is experienced only in the highest state of meditation. This sound is unstruck because it is not caused by any external form of friction nor can it be heard by the ears, mind, or psyche. It is transcendental sound, which can only be perceived by pure consciousness.

Where is Anahata located in the human body?

Anahata is located behind the heart in the spine.

Which element of the body is Anahata associated with?

Anahata is associated with the air element.

Anahata and Psychology

In psychological terms, Anahata is responsible for the awakening of refined emotions. The person with a developed Anahata is generally very sensitive to the feelings of others. This center relates to the sense of touch and its awakening bestows the power to heal others either by touch or by radiating energy. Many people who perform miraculous healing do so through the agency of Anahata.

Anahata and Beej-mantra

The bija mantra, or master key, to Anahata is Yam.

Yoga Asanas

For this Chakra, you can practice the following

  1. Bhujangasana (Cobra Pose)

  2. Baddha Virabhadrasana (Humble Warrior)

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