What Does the Heart Chakra Do?
Empathy: Empathy is the ability to relate to the feelings of another person; to experience their emotions. The Heart Chakra enables you to ‘put yourself in their shoes’ and refrain from harsh judgment. This energy center is also strongly associated with respect; the respect you have for other people is closely linked to this sense of empathy. From all of this comes kindness, compassion, and care.
The Way of the Heart
The Heart Chakra and the Physical Body
There is also a connection between this chakra and emotional and mental wellbeing. As we have already identified, we often use language related to our hearts to describe our emotions. Feeling sad (‘broken hearted’), afraid (lack of courage and the need to ‘take heart’), and demotivated (disheartened) can all be part of the spectrum of anxiety and depression. These are physical, measurable conditions that should be considered alongside physical health problems. They show us that our physical health and our emotional, mental, and spiritual health are inextricably linked in so many ways.