Learning about Heart Chakra Yoga Friendship

I Heart Chakra You: Yoga to Celebrate Friendship & Love

The heart Chakra represents friendship, love and compassion.  The heart Chakra is the 4th of 7 main Chakras.  

Think of a Chakra as an energy centre in your body. Imagine it as a swirling wheel. This invisible energy is an important life force that keep us vibrant and healthy. Your heart Chakra is located in the chest at heart level. In Sanskit, it’s pronounced Anahata which means “unhurt” or “unstuck.”  

Anahata moves love through our lives: it’s our sense of caring and our feelings of self-love, empathy and kindness. Friendship, community and empathy are created in this place of sweet, sweet Anahata love. 

The Friendship Chakra

While out for brunch with some of my oldest friends, I thought about the blessings of true friendship. 

Many of my friends and I have been together since we were young, causing trouble and bailing each other out, through good times and bad.  Through all of life’s moments, from surprises, losses, lovers, families, arguments, advice giving and ass kicking, we’ve gone through it all.  

Across countries, road trips, hang overs, rule breaking, tears, laughter: you name it, my girls have got my back. We hold each other’s hands and rage together through life’s most agonizing and mysterious moments.  We’re there to build each other up and in all honesty, there for some of the tearing down.  And no matter what, we say: “I’m here- I’ve got you.”  And it’s always true.

Best Friends Forever

A scene from Sex and the City, one of my fave shows, came to mind.  In it, Charlotte turns to her girl group and suggests that they be soulmates.  Those words settled in my heart(chakra). True friendship is worthy of a sitcom.  Every dramatic and touching detail, it’s covered.

And these women have truly become my soulmates. 

True friends always do. 

All from a place of love and whole-heartedness, true friendship supports, motivates and encourages on your way to your best self.  

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The Place to Be

So what does this have to do with the Chakras?  

In essence, friendship is like a heart Chakra: a living, breathing, changing force of energy and love that flows through your life. Bringing nourishment for your soul, healing for your hurt, gratitude for all your blessings and unconditional love.

Do you have a friendship or relationship that fills your life with love and awesomeness? Share this article with them and let them know how they make the world a better place.  

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  • Brian Duggan

    In that tv show, I would definitely be that ridiculously good looking dude that’s super hilarious yet deep because he understands feelings and stuff. Secretly everyone knows the show is about him but it’s one of those theories on reddit that’s always debated by the real hardcores of the show.
    Love the post! It brought me back a few years. It’s amazing that the four of you are still getting together. You are all crazily amazing forces of nature. Much love! Brian

    • theyogahhhproject

      Brian! So good to hear from you. Thank you so much for your comment. It honestly made my day.
      I think they may actually study your character in university courses. You’re kinda a big deal like The Simpsons!
      (I went searching for those pics you see in the blog and came across a bunch of you in your adolescent glory- and you’re right! You definitely played that role in my life: the cute boy that understood feelings and stuff, and pretty much every girl had a crush on at some point! lol. 🙂 For real though, I’m glad I had nice guys like you in my life!)
      Hope all is well with you!

  • Meghan

    This is a beautiful post Ash, I’m glad I waited until I had some focused time to read it properly. Thanks for honouring us and our friendship with your lovely words. And yes, Brian, you were ‘that guy’ in our tv show 😉

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