|CHAKRA FOUR: HEART: LOVE, COURAGE, TOUCH,
PERSONALITY TRAITS: The
person that has difficulty building and sustaining energetic
charges in the heart, lung and chest area tends to be passive
more than aggressive, prone to depression and actions are motivated
by a sense of fear and inferiority. Because she or he continually
experiences a small portion of self-generated feelings of love
and connectedness, they may feel they need to be charged and
inspired by the life energies of others. Consequently, these
people tend to be more "taker" than "giver".
They may be moody often feeling anguish and despair. Chest-contractive
persons tend to have deflated egos.
The puffed-up chested person may easily express loud emotions,
anger and rage, then apologize afterwards, yet seemed to be
embarrassed to cry or show soft emotions. They need to appear
to be in control. Feelings of tenderness and receptivity are
buried deep and the overemphasis on the upper body draws energy
away from feeling and sexual centers. The over-expanded chest
is indicative of a blown-up ego. These people tend to suffer
from chronic anxiousness, hypertension, high blood pressure
and are possibly inclined towards tuberculosis and heart problems.
PSYCHOLOGICAL: Encourage emotional abreactions that focus
on giving up long-held fears and pockets of sadness. Soft emotions
such as sadness, sorrow, longing, pity, depression, wanting
and heartbreak tend to get stuck here. Go within, identify and
express. Allow tears.
COUPLES: Evoke your Divine Consort. Love, adore, support
and cheer your lovers. Get sweet, romance each other. Share
consciousnessidentify with each other. Walk in each others
spiritual moccasins. Synergize your separate spirits within
a larger spirit, the spirit of family, friends, those you love.
PHYSICAL: Do activities that encourage deep breathing,
such as yoga, swimming, dance, etc. Practice moving the energy
and breath up from the lower chakras to get in touch with the
soft emotions. Visualize it happening. Free tense muscles and
expand the rib case with Rolfing which allows more room for
the lungs to expand.
COUPLES BLESSING: Place your right hand on her heart
and her right on your heart. Put your left hand behind her heart,
between your shoulder blades; have her put her left behind your
heart. Say, "I send you love." Chant YAM.