The heart chakra is the center of the commonly recognized energy centers. It is the balance point between the three lower or earthly chakras and the three upper or spiritual ones. It is thought to be where our spirit resides.
Its sanskrit name, Ananhata, means unhurt or unstuck and this is the way it should be when it is open and balanced.
People are now beginning to realize that the heart has a memory just like the brain, so it is important for us to have this energy center open, balanced and fully functional.