Updated: Feb 27
Thymus Gland and the Heart Chakra Connection
The location of the thymus gland is in the chest between the lungs just behind the sternum. Sitting just in front and slightly above the heart.
What does a Thymus Gland do?
This lymphatic gland makes white blood cells and is part of the immune system. Reducing in size over time as you age and turns into fatty tissue by the time 65 yrs rolls around.
Anahata in Sanskrit
The heart chakra is the 4th chakra, the bridge between the three lower “physical” chakras and the three upper “spiritual” chakras. This wonderful chakra represents love and integration. Find forgiveness, expansion, good health, and healing through balancing your heart chakra.
Location: Center of Chest Colors: Green and pink Element: Air
The Heart Chakra is physically associated with the heart, lungs, and breasts. The energy space that influences the endocrine, lymphatic, circulatory, and immune systems.
"Love prospers when a fault is forgiven, but dwelling on it separates close friends." Proverbs 17:9
An out of balance heart chakra can manifest in a fear of betrayal with relationships. When it is under-active you can feel anger, jealousy, hatred, and grief. With an over-active heart chakra it can lead to a lack of self-boundaries. Experience tendencies to manifest co-dependency, neediness, and passiveness.
- Self Care for your Heart Energy -
Use the seed mantra ‘YAM’.
Set your intentional meditation.
Invite empathy and compassion in.
‘I am open to love.'
'I share my love with others.’
Foster Balance in your Heart Chakra
Colors of green and pink nod to the heart chakra. Gemstone energies that foster and open your heart chakra energies include Amazonite, Malachite, Green Onyx, Pink Chalcedony, and Rose Quartz to name a few.
Nurture your Thymus Gland
De-stress and reduce inflammation by choosing a healthy fresh diet. Look to foods that include lots of fruits and vegetables. Eating the right foods that includes Vitamin C, Zinc, Vitamin A, and selenium. Zinc rich foods - Include shellfish such as oyster, lobster, and crab. Oatmeal, pumpkins seeds, chicken, and chickpeas also pack a solid zinc punch. Citrus fruits loaded with Vitamin C - Think orange, kiwi, lemon, and grapefruit. And the best of cruciferous veggies include cabbage, cauliflower, Brussel sprouts, and broccoli. Plenty to choose from to nurturing your thymus gland and keeping you healthy and at optimum immune ready.
Preserve your Thymus Gland
Deep breathing for your sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems and aids to reduce inflammation within.
Gemstones to include to open and balance your Heart Chakra
Invite gemstone in the color greens and pinks. Consider Amazonite, Green Onyx, Chrysoprase, Turquoise, Peruvian Opals, and Rose Quartz, and Pink Chalcedony into your wheelhouse.
Amazonite in The Courageous Warrior
Amazonite fosters harmony and strength to set boundaries for healthy relationships. Focus to express your thoughts and feelings without becoming emotional.
Chrysoprase can Balance the Yin and Yan
Receive a strong flow of energy for your heart chakra with a sense of compassion and forgiveness. Open your heart and mind to new relationships.
Green Onyx Offers Soothing of Heart Emotions
Foster an emotional calm with your heart feelings. Consider feeling of love, compassion, and acceptance as your journey to improve self-awareness.
Turquoise to Foster Love and Friendship
A gemstone to foster creative thinking and problem solving. Enrich your relationships and foster a deeper love connection.
Peruvian Opals create Emotional Balance
Seek out a gentle healing vibration with Peruvian Opals. Bring out the best in your heartstrings with this wonderful pink gemstone. Soothe and calm your emotional body. Invite a sense of love and hope into your journey!
Rose Quartz to Scrub Emotional Trauma
Often associated with the emotions of the heart. This mighty pink gemstone may also assist in clearing your mind and bringing relief to wounds of the past by showing you a clear path of letting go of unwanted emotions.