The heart chakra (Anahata) is the fourth primary chakra. It serves as the center for unconditional love, empathy, joy, forgiveness, and connection. As the fourth chakra, the heart chakra bridges the upper and lower chakras. When Anahata is aligned, you will feel that challenges are easier to face and your relationships will be stronger. In some ways, the world may seem brighter and full of opportunity, joy, and beauty.