The heart chakra, located in the middle of the chest, is the center of deep bonds with other beings and unconditional love. It holds your sense of caring and compassion, feelings of self-love, altruism, generosity, kindness, and respect. This chakra connects the matter and the spirit together. This chakra is directly linked to the heart and focuses on love and connection with others and faith in life.
Signs This Chakra is Out Of Balance
Difficulties in relating to others, such as excessive jealousy, codependency, social anxiety, inability to give or receive, suspicion and fear. Physical symptoms may include poor circulation, heart troubles or respiratory illness.
Signs This Chakra is Healthy
A sense of deep connection may occur. One may learn to listen to their higher self and avoid the wants of the lower self, experience a boost in energy, positivity, love, compassion, and an increased sense of connectedness to life.
Tools to Balance Your Heart Chakra
By having a healthy series of chakras, your mind and body will be at ease.
Use the following tools to create a more balanced Heart Chakra.
To restore balance, these can be placed directly on th chakra to which it is related during meditation or relaxation. One may also carry in a pocket, wear as jewelry or even place in a room where you’d like this chakra’s energies to take precedence.
Rose Quartz, Ruby, Green Jade, Malachite or Emerald
There are specific scents associated with each chakra, and by using the appropriate scent you can help restore the chakra to normal function. You may burn incense or a candle. Oils may be placed directly on the chakra, added to bath water or used with a diffuser.
Rose, Jasmine, Pine, Ylang Ylang, Lavender, Marjoram
Just as chakras are centers of energy, plant life carries its own energy vibrations which can be used to match, stimlate or balance the vibrations of specific chakras. These can be used by drinking as a tea, used as a seasoning on food, as herbal remedy in various forms (lotions, tablets, creams, etc.)
Rose Hips, Echinacea, Sage, Pine, Hibiscus, Hawthorn, Saffron
Affirmations are brief statements of intention that can help in rebalancing chakras. The more you repeat your selected affirmation statement, the more you draw similar energies to you while also triggering your subconcious to accept what you are saying as true or a state that is already in existence. In addition to repeating to yourself throughout the day and in meditation, you may also write on a post-it and place it in a common area where you will see it regularly.
“I love and accept myself.”
“I feel a sense of unity with nature and animals.”
“I live in balance, in a state of gracefulness and gratitude.”
“I love my family.”
“I love my life.”
The Bija mantras are one-syllable seed sounds that, when said aloud, activate the energy of the chakras in order to purify & balance the mind & body. Chant the bija mantras, either one at a time or in sequences. Repetition can help you access a meditative state.