Updated: May 1
Is your Heart Chakra Blocked or Balanced?
The Anahata (Heart Chakra) is our source of love and connection. When your heart chakra is open, you are flowing with love and compassion, you are quick to forgive, and you accept others and yourself.
The Heart Chakra is located at the center of the chest and includes the heart, cardiac plexus, thymus gland, lungs, and breasts. It also rules the lymphatic system. The Heart chakra is at the center of the seven chakras with three below and three above. This fourth chakra is also spiritual but serves as a bridge between our body, mind, emotions, and spirit.
A closed heart chakra can give way to grief, anger, jealousy, fear of betrayal, and hatred toward yourself and others.
Imbalances of the Heart Chakra may also manifest in the physical body such pneumonia, asthma, breast problems, respiratory problems, upper-back pain, shoulder and upper-arm pain, and premature aging.
How to heal your Heart Chakra:
- Set an intention like described above to connect with your heart chakra.
- Use essential oils. Choose any of the essential oils or a blend of them. Add 5 drops of oil to a tsp of carrier oil like jojoba or almond oil. Put the oil mixture in your hands and rub them together. Deeply inhale the scent then place your hands over your Heart Chakra and allow the energy of the oils infuse your chakra or rub the oil directly on your skin.
- Meditate with a crystal of your choice while holding it on your left hand.
- Chant: "YUM" or "OM MANI PADME HUM" this special mantra will help to expand love and compassion in your heart center.
- Try Reiki and/or yoga.