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Anahata chakra, Cardiac plexus, Cardiac activity.
Ayurveda is a complete science of life, where we get elaborated descriptions about prevention of disease in a healthy individual as well as the management of diseases. The Chakra has its own importance in Ayurveda. Traditional writings mention 40 Chakras which can be considered significant. The Chakras are thought to vitalize the physical body and to be associated with interactions of a physical, emotional and mental nature. The function of the Chakras is to spin and draw the universal life force energy to keep the spiritual, mental, emotional and physical health of the body in balance. There are six primary Chakras from lowest to highest they are Muladhara Chakra, Svadhisthana Chakra, Manipura Chakra, Anahata Chakra, Vishuddha Chakra and Ajna Chakra. Each Chakra can be correlated to a neurological plexus on the basis of its location. Anahata Chakra can be correlated with the cardiac plexus. The main objective of this article is to see whether there are any similarities between Anahata Chakra and cardiac plexus and the role of Anahata Chakra and cardiac plexus on cardiac activity.