The heart chakra

The heart chakra colours our life with compassion, love, and beauty. It is the central chakra and is found at the center of your chest. And that represents that it is located where the physical and the spiritual meet. Physically, it’s said to encapsulate the heart, and as its name implies, is all about the love. Love experienced through the fourth chakra is not just about romance, but about going beyond the limitations of the ego and personal preoccupations. When your heart chakra is aligned and balanced, love and compassion are flowing freely—both in terms of giving it out and getting it back.

A closed heart chakra can give way to grief, anger, jealousy, fear of betrayal, and hatred toward yourself and others—especially in the form of holding a grudge against something or someone. Holding onto hurt harbors negative feelings and cuts you off from opportunities to love.