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“God’s light is within you, It never leaves you.”

Located at the center of our cardiovascular framework, the Heart Chakra helps a person to maintain their passionate profile.

In Sanksrit, the Heart Chakra means Anahata, which refers to Unstruck or Unhurt.

The fourth Chakra includes our heart center, arms, lungs, hands, the lymphatic, and the circulatory system.

The Heart Chakra aids us in transcending the physical matters surrounding us and provides us with the potential to move towards a greater awareness of life in a righteous path.

The Heart Chakra is at the halfway point of all the Chakras.

It is the point of love as well as compassion.

The element associated with the Chakra is Air or Vayu, and the color is emerald green.

Its bija or seed mantra is Yum, and the chanting “Om mani Padme hum” is beneficial in opening our Heart Chakra.

The Hindu God linked to the wellbeing of the fourth Chakra is Ishwara.

Here, we will be discussing in detail on:

• the importance of having a balanced Heart Chakra

• the problems of having an overactive or underactive fourth Chakra

• Ways to heal an imbalanced Heart Chakra

The benefits of having a balanced Heart Chakra:

The Heart Chaka helps us to lead a satisfying life. It allows us to be peaceful, joyful, and compassionate.

Having a balanced Heart Chakra initiates the flow of prana or life force through our body.

It can motivate us and also provide us with the ability to help others move forward in their lives.

Our breathing plays a crucial role in the balanced existence of our Heart Chakra.

When our breathing is slower and controlled, it aids in keeping our mind calmer.

When our breathing is faster, it causes the disorganization of our thought processes.

The Heart Chakra, in its balanced state, brings about an agreement with our physical and profound self.

Overactive or underactive heart chakras can have an adverse impact on the wellbeing of our physical, psychological, and emotional self.

Issues of having an underactive or an overactive Heart Chakra:

The imbalanced flow of energy or Shakti through our body can affect the vitality of our Chakras.

The Ayurvedic dosha related to the Heart Chakra is Kapha and Vatta.

Kapha Dosha is present on our chest, including our stomach, lungs, and bronchial passage.

Our sense of touch and our skin have close associations with the Vatta Dosha.

The imbalances in the fourth Chakra can pave the way for respiratory and heart diseases.

They can even lead to life-threatening illnesses.

Hypertension, breathing issues, bronchitis, and lung diseases are some common ailments caused due to the imbalances in our Heart Chakra.

An underactive or overactive Heart Chakra can cause several mental as well as emotional issues.

Blockage in the Heart Chakra can lead to feelings of separation, lack of compassion, pulling oneself back, and avoiding socialization.

When you have an overactive Heart Chakra, it can cause loss of individual limits, being excessively dependent on others, and a tendency to satisfy the personal needs of others at the expense of your individuality.

How to overcome the imbalances of the Heart Chakra?:

Healing our Heart Chakra from any form of imbalance is vital, and it facilitates the flow of positive energy through our body.

As it acts as the bridge between physical matter and our spirit, mending the Heart Chakra can enhance our mind-body connection.

There are different ways of bringing balance to our Heart Chaka.

The incorporation of meditation, visualization, yoga, sound therapy, aromatherapy, reiki, crystal therapy, reconnecting with nature, and chanting of affirmations are beneficial in improving the health of our Heart Chakra.

Let us look at them in detail –

  1. Yoga – All the Asanas in Yoga help heal the fourth Chakra as they are associated with breathing. Yoga poses, along with Pranayama exercises, can improve the vitality of our fourth Chakra.

Try to focus on your inhalations and exhalations while practicing yoga.

Four count breathing practice with a deep inhalation through your nose and exhalation at the count of four is also useful.

You can regularly repeat the breathing exercise for three to five minutes.

Other yoga asanas include-

• Thymus Thump

• Cow Face Pose or Gomukhasana

• Camel Pose or Ustrasana

• Standing Bow Pose or Dandayamana Dhanurasana

• Cat Pose or Marjaryasana

• Fish Pose or Matsyasana

2. Meditation – Including meditation into your routine can work magic on the health of your Chakras. The incorporation of visualization practices while meditating is also beneficial.

Sit in a comfortable posture with your eyes closed, and focus on your breathing.

Start by imagining a green light that proliferates through your chest.

You can also burn incense sticks, apply essential oils, and include crystals or precious stones.

3. Chakra Balancing ritual services Invoking the presiding deities of the heart chakra helps balance this chakra

4. Aromatherapy – Incense sticks and essential oils can remove negativity and enhance the flow of positive energy.

Massaging perfume anointed oils while meditating or visualizing can also improve our fourth Chakra. Some of the oils are –

• Palmarosa essential oil – It helps in opening our Heart Chakra.

• Lavender and Sweet Marjoram oils – They can calm an overactive fourth Chakra.

• Geranium essential oil – It aids in the proper functioning of our Heart Chakra.

5. Crystal Healing Practices –

The vibrations emitted from the crystals or gemstones can mend our Heart Chakra.

They can absorb and oust negative energies from our body, stimulate vitality, and balance the flow of Shakti.

The valuable stones are akin to the supplements we take to support our bodies.

Some of the precious stones or crystals that can heal our fourth Chakra are Lapiz Lazuli, Rose Quartz, Turquoise, and Aquamarine.

6. Chanting and Affirmations –

The chanting of the bija mantra of Heart Chakra along with its daily affirmation, “Om Mani Padme Hum,” can bring forth the calmness and openness of your fourth Chakra. There are other assertions such as –

• I can forgive those who have harmed me.

• I am open to giving and receiving love.

• I am worthy of love.

• I am compassionate to others.

I am a vessel of God’s love.

Along with these practices, you can include healthy food items (parsley, celery, zucchini, matcha, cucumber, green tea, avocado, and lime), regular exercises (walking, jogging, swimming, and cardio exercises), and have an organized lifestyle, to have an open Heart Chakra.

By cleansing your fourth Chakra, you can take a step forward in transcending yourself from the physical realm.

Exploring Your Heart Chakra

The heart chakra, also known as the Anahata chakra or green chakra, is the energetic center for unconditional love, compassion, kindness, and forgiveness.

Balancing your heart chakra can help you radiate more love for yourself and others.

When you work with this chakra, you can truly “follow your heart” and navigate the world with greater empathy, openness, and acceptance.

But before we explore the heart chakra, let’s take a moment to review some chakra fundamentals.

You may have heard the term “chakra” in a yoga class or guided meditation yet feel unclear about its meaning.

In Sanskrit, chakra means “wheel” or “disk.”

 The concept of chakras was first recorded in ancient Indian spiritual texts called the Vedas and Tantras, which date back to 1500 BC.

According to this metaphysical tradition, chakras are centers within the body that govern the flow of our prana (also known as life-force energy or chi).

When this energy is imbalanced, it can disrupt our mental, physical, and spiritual well-being.

Chakras maintain the correct balance and ensure that our energy flows correctly – not too much or too little.

Even if you aren’t spiritual, chakras can be a useful metaphor to bring greater balance and tranquility to your life.

Although there are many chakras, most energetic healing practices focus on the primary system of seven chakras located along the spine.

They begin at the tailbone and extend upward to the crown of the head.

Each chakra is associated with specific emotions, personality traits, and physical conditions. They also have a specific color, scent, mantras or affirmations, and crystals associated with them.

When one chakra is misaligned or out of balance – either too open or too closed – it interferes with our body’s energetic harmony.

Our energy can overflow or become stagnant, leading to various problems in our life.

“Balancing the chakras” means focusing on each specific chakra to optimize its function.

So how do you help an imbalanced heart chakra or an underactive heart chakra?

 In this blog, we’ll explore heart chakra healing so you can bring more love and open-heartedness into your life.

Anahata: The Heart Chakra or Fourth Chakra

As the name suggests, the heart chakra is located in the “heart space” in the center of your ribcage.

It’s the fourth of the seven primary chakras and is sometimes called the green chakra due to its connection with the color green.

In Sanskrit, it is called the Anahata chakra, which means “unhurt, unstruck, and unbeaten.”

Love is the central force of this chakra.

It is said to govern compassion for the self and others, as well as empathy, forgiveness, gratitude, appreciation, and fondness.

When properly aligned, the heart chakra helps you love unconditionally, feel a stronger emotional connection to others, and create space for different perspectives without judgment.

It can also help you develop deeper relationships with your loved ones.

An open heart chakra also promotes emotional stability.

It helps you act selflessly while maintaining healthy, loving boundaries and acting with greater integrity in relationships.

This helps you be a more generous partner, family member, and friend.

 When balanced, your heart chakra also helps you attract the right people and situations to support your greatest dreams.

Key Characteristics of the Heart Chakra

Connection: This chakra helps you forge stronger relationships with other people, as well as animals and nature.

It deepens both romantic and platonic connections.

Unconditional Love: This chakra is motivated by unconditional love and offers the ability to express selfless love to yourself and others.

Compassion: The heart chakra is the center of your compassion for others, enabling you to be empathic and understand other perspectives without judgment.

Respect: The heart chakra cultivates respect for yourself and others, which allows you to understand others’ ideas, thoughts, and boundaries while staying true to your own values.

Forgiveness: As a healing center, the heart chakra enables you to release past resentment and grudges so you can forgive past transgressions.

This also helps you be more forgiving to yourself.

Unblocking Heart Chakra: A How-To Guide

When the heart chakra is imbalanced, it can cause emotional and physical distress.

If you are working on improving your compassion and empathy or forming a deeper bond with others around you, it is important that you open and balance your heart chakra.

To align your heart chakra, begin by identifying whether it’s underactive or overactive.

Underactive Heart Chakra

When a chakra is underactive, it means there’s a blockage or restriction disrupting the flow of energy through it.

An underactive heart chakra can affect your overall well-being, especially with regard to your emotional health.

You may feel judgmental, distant from others, or unable to let go of resentments and perceived slights.

You may also feel numb to expressions of love and compassion.

Signs of an underactive heart chakra:

Your heart chakra may be blocked if you are experiencing…

Feeling withdrawn from the world around you

Unable to access empathy or understanding for others

An inability to forgive

Feelings of isolation

Feeling overly critical of yourself

Feeling overly critical of others

Overactive Heart Chakra

When a chakra is overactive, it means it is distributing too much energy.

 An overactive heart chakra affects your discernment in relationships and leaves you emotionally drained.

You may find yourself over-committing, saying “yes” when you mean to say “no,” or falling into toxic emotional patterns.

You may also feel like your emotions are out of control.

Signs of an overactive heart chakra:

Your heart chakra may be too open if you feel…


Putting others ahead of yourself

Losing your sense of identity in a relationship

An inability to express boundaries

Saying “yes” even when it negatively affects you

Giving too much to others without taking care of yourself

Balancing the Heart Chakra (Anahata Chakra): FAQs

Whether it’s overactive or underactive, you may be wondering how to balance heart chakra?

Heart chakra healing is a very personal process.

Above all else, you’ll need to listen to your heart and follow your intuition.

However, many people are able to bring their Anahata into alignment using meditation, essential oils, heart chakra yoga, heart chakra crystals, breathwork, or listening to music at heart chakra frequencies.

Some of our favorite ways to balance the heart chakra include:

Spending time in nature






Heart chakra crystals

How does spending time in nature help your heart chakra?

This chakra is highly influenced by the element of air, so getting outside and breathing fresh air can help restore and bring balance to your fourth chakra.

Try to get out of the city and away from pollution, where the air is clean and fresh.

When outside, practice deep breathing exercises.

Green spaces like forests, fields, and meadows also nourish this chakra.

Can I give back to others to balance my fourth chakra?

As the center of your compassion and empathy, the heart chakra is fueled by acts of loving kindness.

Volunteering can help bring balance to this chakra.

Consider supporting a local charity, helping a neighbor, or donating to a food bank.

Giving back to others, with no expectation of receiving anything in return, builds your heart energy and helps you expand this chakra.

What are the best heart chakra yoga poses?

Yoga can be a powerful tool in bringing balance and a harmonious energy flow to your heart chakra.

The best heart chakra yoga poses focus on opening the chest and drawing energy into the heart.

Below are specific yoga poses and movements to connect you to the energy of the 4th chakra.

Camel Pose   Ustrasana

Cobra Pose   Bhujangasana

Fish Pose   Matsyasana

Wild Thing   Camatkarasana

How can I meditate to open and align my heart chakra?

However, you can also heal your chakras through your normal meditation practice.

Simply focus your attention on the area of the body where the chakra is located and imagine this space filling with colorful energy.

For the heart chakra, imagine green energy.

Here’s an easy meditation technique for all levels:

Sit with your shoulders back and your spine straight.

Relax your muscles as you close your eyes and breathe deeply.

Inhale through your nose and exhale through the mouth.

Focus your attention on the location of your heart chakra: the center of your chest at heart level.

Since the heart chakra is tied to the color green, imagine a green glow at the center of your chest, slowly expanding throughout your ribcage and making the whole area warm and relaxed.

Rest in this sensation for 3-5 minutes.

When you are ready, slowly open your eyes.

How do I use aromatherapy or essential oils for the heart chakra?

Aromatherapy is a simple yet powerful tool to use while restoring balance to your heart chakra.

Use essential oils with uplifting and peaceful aromas that promote positivity, love, and joy.

Our Heart Chakra Essential Oil Blend is designed to aid in restoring balance to your heart chakra.

Dilute in a carrier oil for topical use, or apply the Heart Chakra Roll-On at the center of your chest.

Heart Chakra Essential Oil Blend

Open yourself up to unconditional love, greater empathy, and deeper bonds with others with our Heart Chakra Blend.

We offer a 5ml diffuser blend and a 10ml roll-on so you can use these oils as a diffuser blend or a roll-on.

Rocky Mountain Oils’ Heart Chakra Essential Oil Blend consists of:

Geranium: Brings feelings of worthiness and combats self-isolation.

Copaiba: Dispels feelings of shame, guilt, regret, and self-loathing.

Lime: Uplifts spirits and combats emotional fatigue.

Helps calm an anxious heart.

Spearmint: Uplifts the mood and promotes positivity.

Combats emotional strain and disconnection

Rose: Promotes love and joy.

Promotes comfort and restores trust in others

How to Use the Heart Chakra Blend

Our Heart Chakra Blend was expertly crafted to open and restore balance to your heart chakra.

Diffuse 3-5 drops of the Heart Chakra Blend to open up your heart and compassion, or apply the Heart Chakra Roll-On to the center of your chest.

What are the best heart chakra crystals?

Each chakra is influenced by unique stones and crystals.

The heart chakra is highly influenced by rose quartz.

When balancing your heart chakra, meditate with rose quartz, carry the stone with you, or wear jewelry with rose quartz to let the energetic properties help restore balance.

Our Heart Chakra Blend has a rose quartz rollerball to aid in balancing your heart chakra.

Rose Quartz Rollerball

Known as the stone of unconditional love and a heart healer, the energetic properties of rose quartz promote bonding and deep connections with other beings.

The elements of rose quartz bring feelings of forgiveness and allow you to show love to others and yourself.

Our 10ml Heart Chakra Roll-On comes with a Rose Quartz rollerball to further enhance the energetic properties of our Heart Chakra Blend.

Working with Your Heart Chakra for More Love in Your Life

By working with the Anahata chakra and bringing this energy center into balance, you can expand your capacity for loving connection and move through the world with great compassion for others.

Everything You Need to Know About the Heart Chakra

You’ve probably heard about chakras, the seven wheels of energy in the body that start at the crown of your head, and travel down the body to the base of your spine.

When spinning properly, each chakra allows Qi energy to flow through the body.

If these wheels of energy become blocked by stress, anxiety or emotional upheaval, your well-being can suffer.

The fourth chakra, called anahata, is located at the heart.

If it becomes gummed up or blocked, you may find it hard to develop and keep healthy relationships.

So, what are the signs of a blocked heart chakra? And how do you go about unblocking it?

In Sanskrit, “anahata” means unhurt, unstruck and unbeaten.

It is the fourth primary chakra and serves as our center of love for oneself and others, compassion, empathy and forgiveness.

The anahata chakra is associated with unconditional love, compassion, and joy.

It is the source of deep and profound truths that cannot be expressed in words.

Anahata is a bridge between the lower and upper chakras integrating the manifest with the spiritual, says yoga teacher Stephanie Snyder.

Anahata is associated with the element air, says Snyder. 

(The first chakra is earth, steady and grounded; the second chakra, water, brings a fertile creativity; the third chakra is the “fire in the belly” required to transform that grounded creativity into positive action.)

Air disperses and integrates spiritual understanding of love, compassion, and connection to everything you encounter.

Air, like love, is within and all around us.

We can embody this element by keeping our heart center open and our love free-flowing.

The anahata chakra is associated with the color green, which represents transformation and love energy.

According to Sahara Rose, the colors and the symbols are reflective of the vibration of the chakras.

The specific colors and symbols arose when the ancient rishis meditated on the energy of the chakras.

When the heart chakra is in healthy alignment you will feel surrounded by love, compassion, and joy and connected to the world around you.

You will feel open to all experiences in life, and it will feel like challenges, especially in relationships, flow through you and are resolved with ease.

An open heart chakra allows us to see all of the beauty and love around us, and truly connect to ourselves, our loved ones, and the natural world.

This chakra also helps direct love back to ourselves to truly be able to love and accept ourselves and our bodies.

But if the heart chakra becomes blocked, you’ll notice the opposite, both physically, and mentally, says Snyder

Signs your fourth is blocked

Blocked chakras can affect the entirety of our being, notes Snyder. Symptoms of blocked energy can manifest as physical ailments or disease.

The heart chakra directly affects the heart, lungs, chest, arms, and hands.

When misaligned, poor circulation, high or low blood pressure, and other heart and lung conditions can result. Issues that can occur in the body can also include infections of the lungs, bronchitis, and circulatory problems.

Blocked energy can also have a profound effect on the nature of our mind and mental state.

Mentally, an imbalanced heart chakra can result in problematic issues, such as co-dependency, manipulative behaviors, feeling of unworthiness, and an inability to trust yourself or others, says Snyder. 

Other signs your heart chakra may be blocked:

  • You may tend isolate yourself excessively
  • You feel lonely
  • You hold grudges against people you love
  • You frequently feel jealous
  • You’re overly defensive
  • You have a fear of intimacy
  • You put yourself in the role of the rescuer or victim

You find it difficult to trust others How to balance the heart chakra

Though the heart chakra can become blocked, it can be brought back to balance through some of these simple tips.

  • Feel gratitude.

Keep a gratitude journal, writing down three things a day that you feel grateful for.

  • Practice backbends of any sort. Start with the simple and subtle, such as Bhujangasana (Cobra Pose).

Then try more intense Urdhva Mukha Svanasana (Upward-Facing Dog Pose) and Setu Bandha Sarvangasana (Bridge Pose), and Matsyasana (Fish Pose).

When you’re warmed up, perhaps you take yourself into Karatkatasana (Wild Thing) and Dhanurasana (Bow Pose) and Ustrasana (Camel Pose).

  • Take part in a loving kindness meditation.
  • Use rose quartz and other heart-opening crystals. 
  • Drink heart opening beverages like rose tea and cacao
  • Practice heart-opening affirmations.

Healthy and balanced chakra energy is vital for our mental and physical well-being.

Our hear center relies on an open anahata charka for free-flowing love, compassion, and empathy.

When you feel stuck in these areas, you can balance this energy center with simple tools to open your heart to the love and beauty always surrounding us.


9 Powerful Techniques to Open Your Heart Chakra

Summary: Do you want to bring more empathy, compassion, and love into your life? Learn these powerful techniques to open and heal your heart chakra.

The heart chakra is a very complex energy point that represents transformation and integration.

It dwells on love and unity of seemingly opposite powers, such as the power of the spirit and the power of the matter.

It’s also known as a heart center because it connects three upper-body chakras and three lower-body chakras at one point. 

To understand how to work with it, it’s essential to understand its complexity.

Once you do, you will have a profound knowledge of various techniques you can apply to heal and open it. 

And most importantly, you will be able to choose the optimal one for your case.

What Is the Heart Chakra?

In Sanskrit, this chakra is called “Anahata.” In fact, it is the spiritual place where past experiences and grievances can no longer harm us.

The Anahata chakra is associated with the color green, which represents transformation and love energy.

Those with an open, well-balanced heart chakra are full of love, forgiveness, and compassion. But if this chakra is blocked, anger, grief, hatred, and jealousy will manifest.

Learning how to open the heart chakra is a beautiful experience.

Whether this energy center was blocked in your childhood or due to a recent heartache, opening the heart is the start of your healing process.

Where Is the Heart Chakra Located?

The love chakra is located in the center of the chest and corresponds to the heart, lungs, thymus gland, and cardiac plexus.

In the seven chakras system, it’s the fourth chakra, positioned in between the three lower body chakras and three upper body chakras.

This is where the physical and spiritual come together, so it’s the core of our energetic frequency and the root of all emotional and energetic healing.

What’s the Symbol of the Heart Chakra?

The symbol for the heart chakra is composed of the following elements:

  • A six-pointed star or hexagram also referred to as Shaktona
  • Twelve petals positioned in a circle depicted with a rich color red or vermilion; this part of the symbol is sometimes referred to as a twelve-petaled lotus flower
  • In the Hindu tradition, the deity associated with the heart chakra is Vayu, who sits at the center of the symbol, riding an antelope or deer
  • Inside the main circle, we can find another eight-petaled circle, also referred to as the eight-petalled lotus (in the Hindu tradition)

The symbolism of the hexagram

The hexagram is made of two interlaced triangles, one pointing up and one pointing down.

They symbolize the power of spirit and matter coming together, the feminine and masculine in harmony.

It’s the concept of the divine trinity forming the star as a symbol of the harmony of the two, emphasizing the function of the heart chakra as a center of integration and connection. 

The symbolism of the twelve petals

On each petal is inscribed a Sanskrit syllable:

  • Kam,
  • Kham,
  • Gam,
  • Gham,
  • Ngam,
  • Cham,
  • Chham,
  • Jam,
  • Jham,
  • Nyam,
  • Tam, and
  • Tham

Energy flows in and out of the petals, carried by the syllable sound, in twelve directions. 

Each petal represents a plexus where the energy channels converge.

The syllables symbolically represent the vital energy that comes from these points. 

These energy movements are activated with each breath and correspond to twelve mental states: fraud, lustfulness, indecision, hope, anxiety, repentance, possessiveness, incompetence, discrimination, impartiality, arrogance, and defiance. 

The list varies from one tradition to another.

The center of the heart chakra: diety, seed syllable, and animal

At the center of the fourth chakra symbol, there is a deity, an accompanying animal, and a seed syllable. 

The deity is called Rudra or Ishana Rudra Shiva and comes in union with the goddess Kakini Devi considered the doorkeeper of the heart chakra. 

The seed syllable “Yam” (or “Yang”) represents the air or wind element.

This sound or “mantra” is connected to the control over air and breath.

The deer or antelope is the carrier of the seed sound.

This animal symbolizes the heart and its qualities—gentleness and grace, compassion and empathy.

This is why it’s responsible for acceptance and forgiveness.

It also mirrors the energies or processes that we go through as human beings and as eternal Souls. 

So the heart chakra is responsible for everything related to transformation and change. 

When Does the Heart Chakra Open?

Living from an open Anahata is truly a joyous and engaging experience.

When your heart opens:

  • You feel an abundance of empathy, compassion, and love
  • You are altruistic and respect others
  • You emanate peace and resilience as it helps you attain tranquility and have it intact in the face of challenges and conflicts

A balanced chakra allows you to be who you are instead of attempting to mold to external expectations. 

You aspire to evolve as a human being, welcoming change and uncertainty in life. 

And as a spirit, you embrace your spiritual journey without running away from spiritual growth.

What Blocks the Heart Chakra?

Numerous things can cause an energetic blockage, including illness, stress, and emotional conflict. 

And when the heart’s energy is blocked, it can harm your physical, spiritual, and emotional health. 

This can translate into poor circulation and blood pressure extremes in the body and health issues with the heart, lungs, and upper extremities.

Spiritually, a blocked fourth chakra can cause a feeling of disconnect, a lack of empathy, and an inability to trust oneself or others. 

Common symptoms include:

  • Deep insecurity
  • Fears
  • Jealousy
  • Loneliness
  • Depression
  • Selfishness
  • Inability to give and receive unconditional love

 If left unchecked, these can grow into manipulative behaviors.

How to Balance the Heart Chakra

If you’re experiencing the symptoms of the blocked Anahata, there are many ways to heal the imbalance.

From meditation to singing bowls to yoga, when the chakra is balanced, you will feel warm and compassionate.

Let’s take a closer look at the nine ways to heal and open your love chakra.

  1. Heart chakra meditation

Meditation can help you restore energy flow. And since meditation is such a deeply personal experience, you should take time to find a practice that works best for you.

Here are a few meditation tips:

  • Wear comfortable clothing
  • Sit or lie in a position that doesn’t strain your spine or joints
  • Find a place in which you won’t be disturbed
  • Try a guided meditation to get started
  • Color of the heart chakra

Every chakra has its color.

The color green is associated with the fourth chakra.

And you should find ways to incorporate this color into your daily life.

Add some green clothing to your wardrobe and decorate your workspace with green accents. Plants are a great way to add greenery and life to your workspace.

  • Mantra chanting

Numerous sounds resonate with the chakras. 

In many different traditions and mystery schools across the planet, including ancient Egyptians, Hebrew, Islamic, Tibetan, Japanese, and Native Americans, there are several different systems of sacred vowels to balance the chakras. 

Each chakra corresponds to a particular seed syllable called bija, which can be used to create mantras.

These syllables reflect each chakra’s essence and help to clear and strengthen the associated energy.

The spoken bijas are chanted out loud to resonate with the chakras. 

The corresponding spoken bija for the fourth chakra is “yam,” which is considered the seed of the heart and depicted in the heart chakra symbolism.

So the mantra for the Anahata is “YAM.”

Chant this to heal both the physical and the spiritual heart center and to open yourself up to unconditional love and compassion.

Mantras can be repeated vocally or sub-vocally while you meditate.

  • Green food

It might seem too simple to be true but green food can help you heal your heart chakra. 

So introducing more healthy green food such as broccoli, cucumbers, green apples, and leafy greens is a great idea.

  • Heart chakra affirmations

Positive affirmations can help you increase the positive energy associated with the fourth chakra.

These can include little notes you leave for yourself on the bathroom mirror or computer monitor.

Examples of positive heart affirmations include:

  • I deeply and completely love and accept myself.
  • “I am wanted and loved.
  • My heart is open to love.
  • I forgive myself.
  • I live in a state of grace and gratefulness.
  • Heart chakra frequency

Because music speaks deeply to the human spirit, one great way to bring balance and harmony to body, mind, and spirit is by using sacred Solfeggio frequencies such as 341.3 Hz and 528 Hz. 

If you want to find the secrets of the Universe, think in terms of frequency, energy, and vibration.

– Nicola Tesla

Solfeggio tones trace back centuries ago – they are considered sacred and made up of 6 tones, where specific Solfeggio frequencies can be attuned to energetic points and bring healing and restoration.

341.3 Hz

The heart chakra frequency is 341.3 Hz, associated with the element of air.

Listening to the music attuned to this particular frequency brings balance to the love chakra.

528 Hz

The 528 Hz frequency is the most significant of the ancient Solfeggio Frequencies. Known as the “love” frequency, it has a deep-rooted relationship with nature and is present in everything from chlorophyll to human DNA. 

Listening to the music attuned to the 528 Hz Solfeggio frequency will help you recalibrate your DNA structure and open your heart chakra to unconditional love.

Tibetan Bowls

Tibetan singing bowls have been used for centuries for healing and meditation purposes.

They create a range of sounds that bring restoration of the normal vibratory frequencies of out-of-harmony parts of the body, mind, and soul.

Each chakra resonates with a specific key.

The heart chakra key is K.

The Tibetan singing bowls can be attuned to a specific key for optimal balancing. Listening to the recording of them with the appropriate pitched tones will heal and open your Anahata. 

  • Essential oils

Essential oils can help you to balance your heart by elevating your inner state and external environment. 

Easy ways to use essential oils:

  • Diffuse
  • Put one drop on your hands and inhale
  • Add 5 drops of essential oil to every 10 ml of any base oil. Massage this mixture onto your skin and rub it in
  • Add 1-2 drops to every quarter-size pump of your favorite lotion
  • Add 15-20 drops to a bathtub

Oils for balancing the heart chakra: 

  • Eucalyptus
  • Geranium
  • Jasmine 
  • Lavender 
  • Mandarin 
  • Melissa 
  • Neroli 
  • Orange 
  • Pine 
  • Rose 
  • Rosewood 
  • Sandalwood 
  • Tangerine 
  • Ylang Ylang 
  • Yarrow

8. Crystals

Depending on the crystal’s vibrational frequency, you can use them to balance your energy center, amplify your field and space, and heal emotional traumas.

One of the best crystals for your love chakra is rose quartz crystal. It works both on your heart organ and heart energy.

Some of the benefits include:

  • Helps heal from trauma and emotional wounds
  • Attracts romantic love and other forms of love, such as friendship
  • Cultivates inner peace and joy

And because this chakra’s color is green, you also won’t get it wrong by choosing green crystals such as:

  • Aventurine
  • Prehnite
  • Amazonite
  • Malachite
  • Jade

9. Yoga heart-opening asanas

1. Half camel pose with heart chakra hand placement

The Half Camel pose is a deep backbend for your upper back and literally and metaphorically opens up your heart space.

By bringing your hand to touch your heart chakra, you’re activating this opening even more.

How to do it:

  • Kneel with your shoulders stacked over your hips and your hips stacked over your knees
  • Bring your palms, fingers facing down, to the tops of your glutes
  • Start to press your hips forward as you lean your heart back
  • Bring one hand to your heart chakra, with the option to grab your heel with your other hand for more intensity
  • To come out, activate your core and slowly re-stack your shoulders and hips
  • Wheel pose

The Wheel pose develops mobility and flexibility in your spine and hip flexors as well as creates space in your heart.

How to do it:

  • Start on your back with your feet on your mat and knees to the sky
  • Bring your hands to your mat by your ears with your fingers facing your shoulders and elbows to the sky
  • On an inhale, press evenly into your hands and feet to push yourself up
  • Option to come to the balls of your feet for more intensity
  • To come out, tuck your chin towards your chest and slowly lower to your mat, your hips are the last thing to touch down
  • Bridge pose

The Bridge pose is a gentler variation of the wheel pose and it begins to create flexibility and strength in your spine.

This pose also lifts and opens your heart toward the sky.

How to do it:

  • Start on your back with your feet on your mat and knees to the sky
  • Bring your arms by your sides with your palms face-down by your hips
  • On an inhale, press into your feet to lift your hips toward the sky
  • Try to evenly distribute weight between your feet and the base of your shoulders, without putting too much pressure on your head and neck
  • For more intensity, interlace your fingers under you and squeeze your shoulder blades together
  • To come out, slowly lower your spine on an exhale
  • Warrior 1 pose with a heart-opening backbend

The Warrior 1 pose strengthens your quads while creating flexibility in your hips. We’ll add a gentle backbend to this pose to tap into that heart chakra energy.

How to do it:

  • Find a Warrior 1 stance with your front knee stacked over your front ankle and your back foot planted firmly down at about a 90-degree angle
  • Bring your hands to your low back, and slowly start to inch them down your back leg
  • As you do this, keep your hips moving forward as you allow your chest to lift up
  • Option to look up, adding a little throat chakra action as well
  • Upward-facing dog pose

The Upward-facing Dog strengthens and tones your arms while creating flexibility in your spine.

It’s a great, gentle pose to practice if you spend a lot of time on a computer.

How to do it:

  • Begin lying face down on your mat with the tops of your feet on your mat
  • Bring your palms directly under your shoulders and allow your elbows to point toward the sky
  • Press into your hands to lift your head, neck, and shoulders off the mat, then press into the tops of your feet to lift your quads off the mat as well
  • Keep your neck neutral by gazing forward
  • Reverse plank pose

The Reverse Plank pose strengthens your arms, legs, back, and core while opening your heart center up towards the sky.

How to do it:

  • Begin seated on your mat with your legs extended
  • Bring your palms by your hips, fingertips facing your toes
  • Inhale to press into your hands and feet and lift your hips toward the sky
  • Option to bring your gaze behind you, opening your throat, for more intensity
  • Bow pose

The Bow pose generates mobility in your spine as well as flexibility in your hip flexors. 

How to do it:

  • Begin lying face down on your mat with the tops of your feet on your mat and your palms by your hips
  • Bend your knees to bring your feet towards your glutes
  • Lift your head, neck, and shoulders as you simultaneously reach for your ankles, heels, or toes
  • Inhale to kick into your hands, deepening the expansion in your chest
  • When you’re ready, slowly release to your belly

Heal Your Heart Chakra

This seemingly simple energy center plays an incredibly essential role in the awakening of your being into unconditional love and self-empowerment.

Once healed and fully opened, its energy can bring healing to the entire humanity.

Yet, it’s crucial to understand that healing your Anahata is a process. 

Once you become aware of this powerful center and intend to open it, restore its energy flow, and constantly keep it balanced, it sets you up for evolution.

5 Ways to Open Your Heart Chakra

Let love in by opening the heart chakra.

Do you feel too much anger or jealousy toward others recently?

Perhaps, you seek love but feel too hurt to open up.

Activating the heart chakra can help attract more love into your life and feel more compassion towards others.

What Is a Chakra?

Have you ever stopped to wonder where soul meets body?

According to Hindu and Buddhist traditions, the physical and spiritual come together in the chakras.

These swirling wheels of energy align along the spine, with three lower body chakras and three in the upper body.

Connecting them all is heart chakra, or Anahata in Sanskrit, located in the center of the chest.

Meaning unhurt in Sanskrit, Anahata controls the love energy in the body.

On a physical level, the heart chakra responds to the heart, lungs, immune system, and muscles of the upper body.

On a spiritual level, opening the heart chakra fills you with love, forgiveness, and compassion.

The Heart Chakra at a Glance

Name in Sanskrit: Anahata meaning unhurt or unstruck
Location: Center of the chest
Color: Green
Element: Air
Signs of balance: The ability to openly give and receive love
Signs of imbalance: The inability to love yourself and others, hatred, depression, grief, selfishness, and jealousy

The way of the heart means living a life with the energy center of love.

If you find yourself suffering from negativity about yourself and others, you may need to open your heart chakra.

These five techniques will help to balance, open the chakra, and naturally bring more love and compassion.

Opening the Heart Chakra

1. Burn Anahata Incense and Essential Oils

Aromatherapy helps to manifest the healing of the Anahata and awakens the capacity to love.

To open the heart chakra, try burning essential oils, candles, or incense with scents of rose, lavender, sandalwood, orange, and jasmine.

2. Repeat Positive Affirmations About Love

Positive affirmations set intentions toward healing by breaking old patterns and directing behaviors in a new direction.

To open the heart chakra, try repeating affirmations related to love and healing such as “I am open to love”, “I forgive myself and others”, “I love myself and all human beings”, or “I have an open heart”. Over time, repeating these affirmations will invite more love and compassion into your life.

3. Practice Yoga Poses to Open the Heart

Heart opening poses in yoga can also help to activate the Anahata chakra. Poses such as the upward facing dog, camel, and bridge drive the chest toward the sky and open the heart.

4. Use Healing Stones With the Vibrational Love Energy

Each chakra has its own frequency and corresponding color, and the heart chakra vibrates in the colors of green and pink. Because healing stones have energy frequencies of their own, carrying them around can help tune into the frequency of the heart chakra.

 Choose crystals like rose quartz, jade, green calcite, green tourmaline, or green aventurine to unblock the heart chakra and attract love energy.

5. Recite Mantras to Shift Energy Toward Love

Mantras refer to sacred sounds, words, or phrases that help to focus meditation, similar to a prayer.

Repeating mantras associated with love can help balance the heart chakra. 

Take a deep breath and repeat the compassion mantra, “om mani padme hum” to align your energy with love.

You can speak the mantra aloud or silently.

Understanding Your Heart Chakra

Our last Understanding Your Chakras class, we learned about the Anahata (Heart) Chakra!

Take a look at some of the things we went over below:

  • Purpose: Love / Joy / Inner Peace
  • Location: Directly surrounding the heart region
  • Color: Green or pink
  • Key Issues: Passion, tenderness, inner-child issues, rejection
  • Inner Aspect: Unconditional love and compassion
  • Sound: F / Yam
  • Element: Air
  • Archangel: Raphael
  • Glands: Thymus
  • Virtue: Acceptance / Patience / Tolerance
  • Vice: Wrath – the rejection of love
  • Meaning of 12 petals: lustfulness, incompetence, fraudulence, discrimination, indecision, longing, hope, repentance, anxiety, attitude of defiance, arrogance, impartiality.

We also learned about what happens in and outside of the body when the Anahata chakra is balancedunbalanccedunderactive, and overactive.

When the heart chakra is balanced you may feel:

  • Compassionate
  • Understanding
  • Love of self and others
  • Empathetic
  • Inner peace
  • Strong immune system

When the heart chakra is unbalanced you may feel:

  • Disorders of the heart, lungs, thymus, breasts and arms
  • Premature aging
  • Upper back pain
  • Circulation problems
  • Asthma
  • Immune system deficiency

When the heart chakra is underactive you may feel:

  • Shy
  • Fear of getting hurt
  • Feelings of loneliness and being unloved
  • Suspicion
  • Possessive
  • Antisocial
  • Judgemental
  • Fear of relationships

When the heart chakra is overactive you may feel:

  • Overly empathetic
  • Overly concerned
  • Jealousy
  • Poor boundaries
  • Codependency
  • Clinging
  • Tendency to stay in abusive relationships
  • Overly sacrificing

Crystals to use for the heart chakra:

  • Aquamarine: helps one to realize their innermost truths and facilitates the releasing of old patterns
  • Peridot: helps those that are going through emotional traumatic situations
  • Jade: promotes emotional and physical healing of the heart
  • Rose Quartz: dissolves emotional wounds and fears

Essential Oils for the solar plexus chakra:

  • Eucalyptus: opens the chest area and allows flow of energy through the heart chakra
  • Rose: highest spiritual frequency of all essential oils and allows one to feel unconditional love
  • Jasmine: opens the heart chakra up to receive more love and compassion

We even learned that the solar plexus chakra is linked to the aura through the  Astral Body. 

This is the fourth auric field from the physical body and represents where we form our astral cords with others.

This aura becomes stronger through loving, intimate relationships and can become weaker during breakups or conflicts with loved ones.

The state of the chakras are also very visible from this layer.

Foods for the sacral chakra:

  • Avocado
  • Kale
  • Asparagus
  • Grapes
  • Kiwiw

You can even do the camel posechild’s pose, and shavasana yoga poses to help balance the heart chakra.

Affirmations for the solar plexus chakra:

“I am supreme love.”

“Love is surrounding me.”

“I am Love.”

“I love myself unconditionally.”

“I am fulfilling my heart’s desire.”

“My heart is free from past hurts.”

“I choose joy.”

“I am fully open to receiving love.”

Feel free to take notes on all of the material mentioned above if you missed out on this class.

*If you are interested in our next class, we will be covering the topic of the Throat chakra and the aura associated with it next so stay tuned!

What does Heart Chakra mean?

The heart chakra is said to be a center of energy located in the channel of the spine, close to the heart.

The heart is the fourth of the seven primary chakras.

It is believed that this circle of prana, or life force energy, has an activation point in the center of the chest.

Practicing yoga poses that open the heart can help stimulate and balance this chakra.

The heart chakra is associated with relationships, love and self-acceptance.

Physically, it is associated with the thymus gland, heart, lungs and circulatory system.

The Sanskrit name for the heart chakra is anahata.

Explains Heart Chakra

It is said that when the heart chakra is balanced, one is able to give and receive love openly and freely.

This chakra corresponds to the healing energy of love and is the center of compassion.

Because it is seen as a unifying chakra, an open heart chakra allows one to feel connected with the universe as a whole.

However, if the heart chakra is out of balance, it is thought to cause high blood pressure, immune system issues and physical problems with the heart — even cancers of the heart and breast.

The heart chakra is represented by the colour green and a twelve petaled circle with and interlaced upside-down and right-side up triangles in the center. 

The bija mantra of the heart chakra is Yam, and chanting this bija is one of the ways thought to bring the heart chakra into balance.

Yoga poses which are believed to help stimulate and activate the heart chakra include backbends, such as upward-facing dog pose (urdhva mukha svanasana) and camel pose (ustrasana).