At the center of the chest, the heart chakra is said to be the most powerful center of all, the very “seat of the soul.” Associated with the lungs and the element of air, we can imagine the heart as the meeting ground for the vast spectrum of our human emotional experience.
The heart has the capacity to radiate the highest aspects of the human being:compassion, unconditional love and total faith in the Divine. But it also has the capacity to radiate our deepest feelings of insecurity, disappointment, loneliness and despair.
To bring more light into the chakra of the heart, work with pranayama (breath exercises that open the lungs), heart-centric meditations, and heartfelt prayer. Physical postures such as back bends also help open and expand the energetic centers of the heart chakra