Do you suffer from heartache?
Have you experienced heartache recently? Do you have difficulty with finding love or relationships? Do you find it difficult to love yourself? If so, you need to learn how to help love yourself and open up your heart chakra! In this article, I am going to discuss various ways to balance your heart chakra. Overall, the heart center is integral for our connection to other people and is extremely important! This chakra is in a pivotal location and it is how we get in touch with our Higher Self in relation to the rest of the world and even the universe 1.
The heart chakra is one of the 7 chakra centers in our body! Even though it is a separate chakra, all of them are interconnected and relate to one another! If you haven’t listened to my chakra podcasts, I would encourage you to listen to them. All the chakras are pivotal to achieving the balance that you need in your life. You can start by listening to my first chakra podcast, which is on the Root Chakra.
Overview of the heart chakra
Now, let us get to talking about the heart chakra and how you can heal it by learning to love yourself! The other name for the heart chakra is Anahata. This chakra is the center of your body’s energy universe It sits over your physical heart and regulates energy flow, in the same way, that your physical heart regulates blood flow. This is where heartache can sit and the deepest affection2! When we love and accept ourselves and others, this chakra is in balance!
How do you know if the heart chakra is blocked?
It is very easy to know if this chakra is out of order! If you have hate or resentment towards a person or yourself then this chakra is out of order. If you have incurred a loss either through death or divorce, then this chakra is at play. Pay attention to your feelings, if it is hard to let some of these emotions go, then it is time to balance this chakra. If you are struggling, reach out to help to heal your heartache for heart chakra balance. People always tell you time will heal. I think that this is true, but if you can do things on your own to expedite the healing process, then it will not only help to save you mentally by physically as well.
Physical dysfunctions if the heart chakra is not balanced
If you don’t heal your heartache for heart chakra balance, then some serious physical dysfunctions can come into play. When I first learned of this, it was a wake-up call for me. About 11 years ago, my mom suddenly passed away. It was completely unexpected and it literally “broke my heart”. Back then, I did not know of the chakra system, but looking back it would have been very useful to know about this energy center. I think it would have really helped me with the grieving to know about the heart chakra system. Since I did not know about the heart chakra or any for that matter, I still carry the energy from her passing. Fortunately, now I have acknowledged how important the chakra system is and I am learning to repair myself through things such as meditation, yoga, or any other way that will help mend a chakra.
If you don’t tend to the heart chakra, then some serious things can come about. Some of the manifestations include congestive heart failure, heart attack, heart disease, asthma/ allergies, lung cancer, bronchial pneumonia, lung disease, breast cancer, and high blood pressure. These are scary right? Now, when you are hearing about these always keep in mind that if you under treatment of a physician continue seeing them. I would never suggest you stop your treatment! You never know, if you learn to open your heart chakra, things may improve over time!
If you don’t have any of the above conditions and have been experiencing an imbalance in the heart chakra, I suggest that you take what I am telling you as a warning sign. Do things now to relieve your heart chakra if you are grieving! Do not wait until you get a serious diagnosis because then it may be too late.
Heart Chakra Balancing
I am going to first talk about meditation to balance the heart chakra. When trying to balance this chakra, you should use the following mantras, ” My heart space is harmonious, I love myself with compassion, all love resides within me, and I am love3. Once you say these mantras over and over to yourself, you will start to really feel them and will convince yourself! When focusing on the heart chakra, I like to meditate by placing a green aventurine gemstone on my chest, near my heart space.
Using essential oil and stones during meditation
Essential oils and stones are wonderful for learning to love yourself and open up your heart chakra ! First, you will want to take the essential oil that is tailored toward the heart chakra and put it on your hands. After this, proceed to rub the gemstone between your hands to release the energy. Afterward, when you lay down, place it on your chest, close to where the heart is located.
I then put my hand on top of one another, on my chest where my heart space is located and establish a connection. While doing this I like to envision an emanating green light. It is funny because sometimes I won’t even be thinking of the green light and it will just automatically pop up in my mind when meditating. While I am doing this, I close my eyes and listen to solfeggio frequencies, and start saying the mantras I mentioned above. I wait for feedback and usually get several different phrases or pictures that will come up in my mind. Sometimes I will remember them but sometimes not. I have started to keep a journal so that I can wake up and write these experiences. It is almost like a dreaming except that you aren’t really asleep, you are in a state of relaxation.
If you should choose to do the meditation as I do, then I would highly suggest that you reserve 10 minutes or more to really absorb the benefits of your practice. If you want to do more than do it! After all, you are giving your energetic body precious nutrients. It is like taking vitamins!
Gemstones are great to help to learn to love yourself and open up your heart chakra! The gemstones which are suitable for balancing the heart chakra include rose quartz, emerald, green tourmaline, jade, green calcite, green kyanite, and peridot 4. Remember, as I’ve mentioned before, always cleanse these stones prior to using them! This is so you can eradicate all of those old energies of others who may have handled them before you. One of my favorite ways to clean them is by using white sage. You can find white sage on my Recommendations page under chakra balancing.
As I mentioned in my previous podcasts, there is an essential oil and stone kit that I recommend, which also can be found under Resources. I love this kit because it has a blend of several different essential oils that are tailored to balance each chakra. You can also find a link to it in the show notes under Heart Chakra balancing.
Next, we get to talk about yoga, and you can learn to love yourself and open up your heart chakra! If you have listened to my prior podcasts, you know that I am a big YOGI. Yoga is great for balancing the heart chakra on so many levels. You don’t have to do an advanced flow to get the benefits from yoga for the heart chakra or any chakra for that matter! If you are into very gentle yoga, all you would have to do is the Seated Spinal Twist, Eagle, or Bridge pose. Some more intermediate to advanced poses may include upper backbends, such as the Camel pose.
I love heart chakra balancing yoga! Some of these poses are my favorite and I can really feel the difference when doing them. If you are interested in a good free heart chakra balancing yoga, just go to youtube and type in yoga with Adriene heart balancing or Cat Meffan’s heart balancing yoga. The link for Adriene’s is here or Cat Meffan’s is found here. I have found both of them to have very solid approaches to yoga.
I remember when I first started doing yoga, I was so clumsy and could hardly hold any of the balances. However, after doing yoga almost every day for a year, I have noticed a progression in my practice. I still can’t do some of the advanced poses such as a headstand but I am getting there. At least now, I can do a shoulder stand. I don’t like to do yoga to look fancy or show off with poses, I like to do it because of how it makes me feel. There is a definite connection after I practice and it is an addiction. It helps to give me more of a sound mind and patience. It is wonderful! I highly recommend that you partake if you are able.
Other heart chakra balancing tools
There are other great ways to open up your heart chakras and to love yourself and open up your heart chakra! One of my favorites is buying yourself a bouquet of roses5. That’s right, if you feel heartbroken, just head out to the store and purchase some gorgeous red roses. Place them on your dining room or kitchen table and admire them. Maybe while you are looking at them you can say a few mantras that I mentioned earlier such as, “I am loved” or ” I love myself.” If you are harboring any angry feelings, maybe you think about forgiveness while looking at the roses. Do whatever it takes to really feel the love while sulking in the beauty of the roses. It really works!
Another cool trick is to buy some rosebud tea! These tiny rosebuds, which you can buy at herb shops, specialty tea shops, and at many health food stores, are a Chinese medicinal herb. 6 Just steep these buds in a large mug of hot water for a few minutes and create a habit of saying loving words to yourself such as, ” I am loved, etc” Maybe you can even do this while looking at beautiful roses you have purchased at the store. Be creative!
When it comes to healing learning to love yourself and a way to open up your heart chakra, it is always wise to choose healing at the soul level! When you pick energetic healing, it is always done targeting your etheric body.
It starts like this. When you suffer from grief from divorce, death or other major process, you will notice that you have a tendency to not feel the same. You may be going along throughout the day and notice that you don’t get the same feelings as you did before for something. You may even notice that you have a lack of luster for life. Whatever feeling you have, you know that you just don’t feel the same.
If these sort of feelings seem familiar to you, then it is wise to look into heart chakra balancing with shamanic work. You see, my friend, there is a reason that you feel the way you do. Why is this? Well, you have lost a soul part.
So your next question may be the following, ” how do I get my soul part back??” Well, one of the best ways is through energetic healing via shamanic work. Once you undergo this energetic healing, you will start to notice that life will open up for you again. Then, after that, you will see that your heart chakra will also open. If you want to learn more about shamanic work and how it can help you, then I encourage you to read here.
Once you have read more about shamanic work and it’s many benefits, then you can schedule a consult.
Heart chakra balancing as an essential process
Learning to balance your heart chakra is an essential step towards healing! You cannot go through life angry at the world and holding grudges towards other people. It will be impossible for you to heal! I have learned a long time ago that harboring these emotions only hurts ME in the long run. I know letting anger go is easier said than done! Trust me, I have been there many times. However, once you learn to do this, you will find that you will feel better ! Being healthy is more than just diet, exercise, and supplements! It is our energetic wellness too! If you don’t focus on getting yourself mentally sane, then it will be hard for you to have that energetic balance. As a result, your chakras will be all out of whack.
My mission is to teach you that there is more to life than the keto diet! Yes, the keto diet is wonderful, but you have to tend to your well-being too. Once I learned this a year ago, it opened up my eyes. I remember I used to always focus on eating really healthy, exercise, and supplements. I can not begin to tell you how much money I have spent on supplements that probably were not even necessary.
So, that is why I am here! I want to provide a foundation by imparting knowledge to you about achieving energetic wellness . You deserve this!
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