Anahata, the Heart Chakra: Green Color Theory

Written by Kate Curry

What Are Chakras?

It’s amazing how much of our current day-to-day lives are affected by beliefs and traditions from thousands of years ago. Chakras, a concept from the beginning of Hinduism (from around 1500 and 500 BC) are a very important aspect or Tantra of Hinduism.

Chakra, meaning “wheel” in Sanskrit, refers to the wheels within us that are made of energy. Everybody has even these wheels that align along our spines. Each wheel is associated with a different color, organs, elements, gemstones, and emotions. These chakra wheels have been referred to as having important effects on our spiritual, physical, emotional, and mental health.

The Function Of The Green Chakra

The heart chakra, Anahata, is located in the center of your chest. This chakra energy is known as the balance anchor for all your other chakras. Anahata is the center for our compassion, love, and forgiveness. Essentially - if you feel warm and fuzzy, it’s probably your heart chakra! 

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The heart chakra is said to effect the: 

  • Thymus 
  • Lymphs 
  • Lungs 
  • Lung Tissues 
  • Spine 
  • Chest 

The Anahata chakra is also associated with gemstones:

  • Rose Quartz
  • Emerald 
  • Malachite
  • Amazonite
  • Jade 

Without a secure connection to your green chakra, you’ll find it hard to trust, be generous, and properly appreciate the people in your life. Since your heart chakra is responsible for all of your relationships, it would be best to keep that gorgeous green energy nice and bright! When your chakra is healthy, you will be loving, compassionate, and affectionate. 

Green Chakra Color and It’s Meaning

Our Anahata chakra is symbolized by a warm, glowing green. Across the world, the color green has multiple cultural, societal, and spiritual meanings. There’s also personal connections to colors as well which can influence your relationship with colors. 

In the traditional Hindu sense, green symbolizes: 

  • Festivity 
  • Life 
  • Happiness 
  • Peace 
  • Nature

Here are some other cool cultural connections with the color green: 

  • Ireland: Freedom, luck, and nature 
  • Asian Cultures: Fertility, health, and prosperity 
  • South American Cultures: Death 

Across the world, green is often the color used to symbolize nature and sustainability. All shades of green have a calming effect on the mind and soul, since green is so often associated with goodness and sanctuary.  Eco-friendly and environmental groups heavily use green in their logos, since green is associated so heavily with nature. 

In light therapy, green light is used to calm the patient as well as decrease inflammation. It helps lighten the skin and give the patient a brighter complexion. Bedrooms, nurseries, and doctors offices will often be painted in greens or have green plants to evoke feelings of relaxation and peace. 

Wearing Anahata

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Do you want to add a little bit of nature to your outfit? Of course you do! You can wear deep greens to evoke calm and even-keeled vibes, or spice it up with neon green to make an energetic statement! Greens have been worn to make a political statement around the world, such as Ireland - where people wear green to symbolize their wish to be free from colonial rule. If you want to add a diverse color to your closet, green is the way to go! 

Crafting With Anahata

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Artists have been using green to symbolize growth, spring, and harmony for hundreds of years! By including green in your piece, you can create a sense of peace and calmness, such as a quiet meadow or a peaceful park. If you need some peace in your project, we have green yarn for you! 

Our Anahata Malachite Kit

Malachite energy bundle with all items showing in front of a white background. 2 malachite crystals, 2 skeins sparkle worsted weight silk, 1 skeins chakra beaded cotton yarn, 3 color sari silk ribbon sample card, and coordinating furoshiki.

If you're looking to amp up your crafting energy, we have the perfect kit for you! Our 8 Chakras Energy Bundles are inspired by Anahata and the other 7 chakras. Each kit comes with a variety of handmade eco-friendly yarn, crystals, and a gorgeous furoshiki wrap that will help charge your creative flow! 

Meet the Author

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Kate has been on the Darn Good Yarn team since 2018.

They have their degree in Creative Art Therapy & Psychology - and like crafting and animals a little too much.