Major Chakras and Their Psychological Functions: Heart and Throat ChakraFitness Equipment
The front heart chakra is located in front of the heart or at the center of the chest. The back heart chakra is located at the back of the heart. While the solar plexus chakra is the center of lower emotions, the heart chakra is the center of higher emotions like peace, serenity, joy, compassion, kindness, gentleness, tenderness, caring, considerateness, patience, sensitivity, etc. By activating the heart chakra, the lower emotional energies can be transmuted into higher forms of emotional energies. This is why psychologically ill patients must practice meditation or twin hearts twice a day for several months. It will be better if they can practice it daily for the rest of their lives. In acupuncture, a hysterical person can be calmed down by stimulating certain acupuncture points, which activate the heart chakra.
In pranic healing, when you want to calm a person down, or make him receptive, activate the heart chakra. This will give him a sense of inner peace. It will also facilitate cleansing of the solar plexus chakra.
Compared to the solar plexus which is self-oriented, the heart chakra is "others-oriented," as in "what are the needs of other people?", "what would people feel?", "what would people think?" Both qualities, being self-oriented and others-oriented, are equally important. If you want to achieve a balance between the physical or material, and the spiritual aspects of your life, both the solar plexus and heart chakras must be developed evenly.
If the heart chakra is overdeveloped and the solar plexus chakra is underdeveloped, there is a tendency that other people will take advantage of you, abuse and misuse you. If the solar plexus is over-activated, there is a tendency to be too selfish and may be even ruthless. To become psychologically healthy, the solar plexus chakra and heart chakra must be balanced and developed. This is balancing loving-kindness with self-interest.
The throat chakra is located at the center of the throat. It is the center of the lower mental faculty or the concrete mind. It is used when meticulous details are involved for activities like studying, planning, painting, etc. The throat chakra is also the center of higher creativity while the sex chakra is the center of "physical creativity" or procreation. When the throat chakra is quite strong and active, the sex chakra is also quite active. This is why artists or creative people have strong sexual drives. However, sex energy can be sublimated by bringing it up to the throat chakra.
The sex chakra is closely connected to the throat chakra, the center of higher creativity. Many artists, successful politicians, and businessmen have highly developed throat chakra and sex chakra. This is why some of them tend to have sexual affairs. It is impossible for a person to be highly creative and still have an under-activated sex chakra, or be impotent or frigid. For the throat chakra to be highly activated, it is necessary for the sex chakra to be highly activated. But the reverse is not necessarily true. A highly activated sex chakra does not mean a highly activated throat chakra.
When a person worries too much, the throat chakra is over-activated. This manifests as the mind becoming over-meticulous. What chakras do you treat so a person will not worry too much? Those are the throat and solar plexus chakras.