As the name stated, the fourth chakra is around the heart region. it covers the heart, lungs, thymus gland and vagus nerve. Imbalance in heart chakra would bring in symptoms like high blood pressure, coronary artery illness, asthma, autoimmune disease, reduces in immunity.
The element for heart chakra is air, because it transits the energy from the lower 3 chakra up. it connects the lower chakras’ survival and self absorbed qualities to the higher chakras’ outward and spiritual qualities. Hence it is essential to have a strong lower chakra to empower and elevate the higher chakras.
When the heart chakra is more opened, we are more open to others’ view and thoughts. We start to appreciate others more, and removing the distinguishes line between me and you. This can free ourselves from sadness or suffering.
Chest opening poses, chanting of mantra is one of the many examples that is good for the heart chakra.