The Key to Self-Realisation
In all cultures the heart stands for goodness, compassion, love and other consistently positive emotional expressions. Even in today’s world which is strongly determined by science and technology the concept of “development of the heart” describes a high degree of human growth and wisdom.
In almost all spiritual disciplines the heart has a superior position int the teachings.
Also in the tantric yoga which is mainly known for the use of sexual energy and willpower, the heart is so to speak the ethical barometer, which is rooting the yoga in daily live.
There are various aspects by which one can comprehend the function of the heart in tantric yoga. First of all the heart is anahata-chakra and as such it is the control center of the other chakras.