The World Heart Federation organises World Heart Day, an international campaign held on the 29th September to inform people about cardiovascular diseases, including heart disease and stroke, which are the world’s leading cause of death claiming 17.9 million lives each year. The day promotes preventative measures to reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases. World Heart Day is a global campaign during which individuals, families, communities, and governments around the world participate in activities to take charge of their heart health. Through this campaign, the World Heart Federation unites people from all countries and backgrounds and inspires and drives international action to encourage heart-healthy living across the world.
The heart has played an important role in understanding the body since antiquity. In the fourth century B.C., the Greek philosopher Aristotle identified the heart as the most important organ in the body. The heart was considered to be the seat of intelligence, motion and sensation. Aristotle described it as the centre of vitality in the body.
In the modern world we tend to view the brain as the source of our intelligence, thoughts and creativity. The new discipline of neurocardiology explores how the heart and brain interact. It shows that the heart is a sensory organ which receives and decodes information. The heart sends signals to the brain affecting brain functions such as perception, memory and problem solving. The research shows that when we feel negative emotions such as fear or anger, the rhythm of the heart becomes unstable sending signals to the brain to curb higher cognitive functions. Therefore, we make poorer decisions when we are stressed or afraid.
According to Hindu Yogic, Shakta and Buddhist Tantric traditions, the Anahata or the Heart Chakra is the fourth primary chakra. In Sanskrit, anahata is the spiritual place where past experiences and grievances can no longer harm us. Located in the centre of the chest, the heart chakra corresponds to the heart, lungs, thymus gland and cardiac plexus. The heart chakra is associated with the colour green and the element air. This chakra is responsible for regulating the energy associated with self-acceptance, self-love, compassion, openness and unconditional love of others.
A number of holistic remedies can be used to heal the heart chakra and bring the body, mind and spirit into alignment. Such remedies often involve homeopathy, aromatherapy, sound healing, colour therapy, meditation and crystal healing.
Zephorium Soul Tonics are a range of chakra pick-me-ups formulated to help encourage self-awareness and positive reflections. These tonics combine colour therapy, aromatherapy, homeopathy, crystals and affirmations. The beautiful colours of the glass bottles are linked to the body’s chakra system. High quality oils, aromatherapy, powerful affirmations and potentised crystals are added to the vibrational mix, culminating in a wonderful blend.
The Zephorium Love & Surrender Aura Spray is a powerful combination of pure Rose Oil and homeopathic Rose Quartz Crystal. Rose oil helps to open the heart chakra to loving the self and others. Rose Quartz rebalances the heart and helps us to find calm, peace and joy.
The Balance & Protection Aura Spray is another powerful combination of Jasmine Oil and homeopathic Emerald Crystal. This unique blend is aligned to the green aspect of the heart chakra, which is the masculine and the ability to both give and receive love. Whilst the Love & Surrender Aura Spray is focused on healing the heart chakra, the Balance & Protection Aura Spray is focused on balance and finding the middle ground.
The Zephorium Aura Sprays come in 50ml bottles and retail at €17.65 Each bottle has been hand blended with great love and positive intention. All products are also Vegan friendly and GM Free.