There is so much to be said about the brain-heart & mind-heart connections!
Ancient medicine has always seen and understood the heart as our energetic center. Today, modern scientific research helps us visualize and comprehend the toroidal nature of our human energy field emanating from and converging into the heart space.
Organizations such as the HeartMath Institute (check out episode #138) are connecting the dots between the energetic or spiritual heart and the physiologic heart organ. Their research has shed light on how our physical and emotional behavior and feelings influence cardiac coherence and heart rate variability, two variables that powerfully predict health or dis-ease (you can also learn more about heart rate variability in episode #251) .
Of course, our collective intuitive understanding tells us that the heart is associated with love, compassion, empathy, forgiveness, and JOY. Sometimes when we are immersed in these emotions we can feel real sensations involved with the energy of our heart opening. In our energetic body, the heart is our 4th chakra, or “anahata” chakra - “Anahata” is a sanskrit word translating to “unhurt, unstuck, and unbeaten."
When the heart chakra is balanced, we feel a healthy sense of love, joy, and connectedness to the world around us and the people within it. This also translates to a healthfully functioning heart in the body, along with smooth and balanced flow of blood and nutrients.
When the heart chakra is out of balance we may feel disconnected, a lack of joy, loneliness, hardening, distrusting, etc. While these unsettled feelings are involved with an energetic imbalance, they are also major contributing factors to heart-related conditions.
So much wonderful and uplifting stuff in today's episode!
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