Position within the bodyIn the centre of the chest at the level of the heart.
ColourSKY BLUE – purity, freedom, expansiveness, infinity
ORANGE and GREEN – radiation of the fire from the Manipūra chakra
TattvaVĀYU (Air) – movement, energy, touch, sensation
MantraYAM
Lotus12 petals – 12 qualities of the heart: joy, peace, kindness, patience, love, harmony, clarity, compassion, purity, understanding, forgiveness, bliss
AnimalANTELOPE – vigilance, speed, sensitivity
DivinitySHIVA and SHAKTI – consciousness and nature
SymbolsNEW MOON – changeability, path to perfection
Two Triangles – rising and falling energy
Qualities and AspectsJĪVAN JYOTI – Seat of the ‘Living Light’
ĀTMA BHAKTI – Love, devotion, understanding, compassion, forgiveness
BHĀVA SAMĀDHI – Samādhi of love for God
positive: ICCHĀ SHAKTI (willpower), KRIYĀ SHAKTI (vigour/drive)
SANKALPA SHAKTI – Power of wish fulfilment
MANTRA SHAKTI – Power of words
AJAPĀ JAPA – spontaneous, constant repetition of Mantra
Seat of feelings and emotions, creative writing, artistic talent
positive aspect: awakening of divine love
negative aspect: changing emotions, stagnation of development
PrānaPRĀNA – breath
PlaneMAHĀR LOKA – balance
PlanetVENUS
PrincipleSANKALPA–VIKALPA –forming and discarding of ideas
MOON – changeability
Precious StoneSAPHIRE
MetalCOPPER
MineralPOTASSIUM
CharacteristicMOHA – Lack of vision/perception (cause of attachment)
SensationTRISHNĀ – thirst
Sense OrganTVACH – skin/principle VAYŪ – touch
TasteASTRINGENT
QualityPRASARANA – expansion
Part of the BodyPĀNI – hands/principle INDRA – giving and taking
SecretionSVEDHA – perspiration
GlandTHYMUS
PlexusCARDIAC PLEXUS
Other NamesHEART CHAKRA, HRIDAYAKAMALA, CHINTĀ MANI





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