Located in the center of the chest, just above the heart is
our Heart Chakra.
It represents our ability to love.
It is connected to joy, inner peace, and unconditional love.
Represented – a lotus of 12 petals
Color - green
Element – air
Essence - Compassion, Stillness
Planet – Venus
Astrological Signs – Libra, Taurus
Associated Sense – Touch
Sound – ay (hay)
Crystals – aventurine, jade, malachite, rose quartz, emerald, rhodonite
Animal – gazelle/antelope
Archetypes – Lover/performer
Foods – vegetables
Glandular Connection – thymus
Associated Body Parts – heart and chest, lungs, circulation
Physical Imbalance – heart disease, cancer, shallow breathing, high blood pressure
Emotional Imbalance – melancholic, co-dependent, fears about betrayal
Love, sweet, sweet love!
The heart chakra is:
unconditional love - compassion - centering -
devotion - relationships - forgiveness - intimacy -
harmony - peace - surrender - understanding love
Giving too much or not accepting love is a sign of an unbalanced heart chakra. Other signs of an out of balance heart chakra are selfishness, being judgemental, being attached to old wounds and hurts, and an overwhelming sense of grief.
When the heart is balanced it expands your capacity to forgive and you are more generous. You become more nurturing and loving. You feel more joy, laughter, happiness, and of course - more love.
Some say love is the highest power there is.
There are many ways to heal and balance the heart chakra.
You can try one or combine many for more beneficial results.
- Eat leafy greens and a variety of organic vegetables.
- Eat blueberries.
- Drink green tea or hawthorn tea.
- Wear green clothes.
- Practice random acts of kindness and emote love to others.
- Try Bikram yoga.
- Meditate focusing on your heart chakra.
- Chant the sound sound "ay" as in hay.
- Use crystals. Choose one and carry it with you. Meditate with it.
- Use affirmations. I have listed eight excellent affirmations below for balancing your heart chakra.
- Use essential oils. Remember, oils are the souls of plants. This plant energy can help balance our energy.
Essential Oils for the Heart Chakra
Jasmine essential oil is optimism in a bottle. It warms the emotions and boosts self confidence. It comforts and brings emotional healing. Jasmine essential oil has an exotic warm aroma.
Lavender essential oil is a hug in a bottle. It soothes and calms, promoting natural balance. The essential oil of lavender is one of the most popular aromatic oils. Inhaling lavender essential oil calms your mind, body, and soul.
Neroli essential oil calms the heart and connects one with their higher self. It soothes the nerves and boost self-confidence.
Rose essential oil is the ultimate oil for the heart. Rose holds the highest frequency known to man. Rose essential oil frees our emotions and clears and balances our heart chakra. It is an aphrodisiac that can make our hearts sing.
Affirmations for The Heart Chakra
I send love to everyone I know; all hearts are open to receive my love.
I accept that pain is an essential part of my growth and development.
I love myself for who I am and the potential within me.
All past hurt I release into the hands of love.
I am grateful for all the love that is in my life.
The love I feel for myself and others is unconditional.
Love will set me free. Others love the best they can. If someone doesn't love me "enough", they may be limited in their expression of love and deserve my compassion.
Affirmations from "The Book of Chakra Healing" by Liz Simpson
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Amy Riddle, C.C., Holistic Alchemist and Manifestor of Dreams is a life coach, tapping facilitator, reverend, creatress, teacher, writer, herbalist, and all out muse. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Alternative Medicine with an emphasis on herbs. She is a certified professional life coach with the Life Coach Institute of Orange County. Amy craves to inspire others to be healthy and whole in body, mind, and spirit. She has an affinity for striped socks, stinging nettle, and all things faery.