Anahata  /  Heart chakra


Anahata means unhurt or not struck.  The Anahata or heart chakra is naturally all about love, our right to love and be loved.

While our root chakra forms our physical identity, our sacral chakra creates our emotional identity and our solar plexus chakra our ego identity, this chakra, the middle of the 7 is the basis of our social identity.

It is the middle or integrating chakra drawing the opposites of mind & body, male & female and ego & unity together.  It is associated with the element of air, symbolizing equilibrium.  Not only does it support self-acceptance but acceptance of others.

One who has energy freely flowing in the Anahata is compassionate, loving, and peaceful.

Signs of Imbalance:

If chakra is overly stimulated a person can be inappropriately emotionally expressive, be jealous, clingy, and demanding. If this centre is depleted one can be withdrawn, critical, depressed, and show a lack of empathy.

  • Location – centre of the chest, base of the heart
  • Colour – Green
  • Element – Air
  • Purpose – Love & balance
  • Identity – Social
  • Mantra – Yum
  • Demon – Grief
  • Related to sense of touch
carmine 48" x 48" oil on canvas by Marlene Lowden
carmine 48″ x 48″ oil on canvas by Marlene Lowden


How to bring the chakra back into balance?

Take walks in nature, spend time with family and friends, journaling and breathing exercises.

The next Chakra is the Vishuddha or Throat Chakra.






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April 28-30th

Roberts Creek, B.C.

with Georgia Cyr & Marlene

The moment you make your way up the winding driveway through the trees to Linwood House, you know you’ve arrived somewhere special. The finely crafted Victorian home, surrounded by beautiful gardens and forest, offers a perfectly serene getaway.

We can’t wait to host you there for a weekend of relaxation, play and exploration into many of the gifts of yoga, meditation and creativity.

We have put together a fantastic schedule for you; a balance of guided offerings as well as plenty of free time. We will move our bodies, connect to our inner stillness, tap into creativity, cultivate connection, commune with nature, breathe deep and enjoy nourishing meals.

No experience is necessary – come with an open heart, a playful attitude and a desire to nourish yourself, and we will take care of the rest.

Only 15 spaces available. We would love for you to join us!

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