The Heart Chakra : 3 Lessons To Harness Love and Happiness

Are you a person who doesn’t find comfort in making relationships with others? Have you hurt in the past and not been able to trust anyone? 

Do you believe people are negative and you always receive betrayal from people you trust? Do you have a hard time believing in yourself?

Do you live your life with feelings of fear? Do you constantly feel fear of situations, peoples, trusting in anyone, or love anyone?

These are the signs of the blocked heart chakra. It is time to open the heart chakra. The heart chakra is a source of love and fearlessness. Blocked heart chakra drives you towards loneliness as you go away from your loved ones and stop yourself from attaching with others.

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What is the heart chakra?

In Sanskrit, The Heart Chakra is called as “Anahata” meaning the Unstruck, Unbeaten, or Unhurt. 

The heart Chakra is the central power point generator of Love, Love is the core property of the heart Chakra

The heart chakra location is the center of the Chest.

The green color is the heart chakra color.

Air is the element of the heart chakra. Pure air boosts the functionality of the heart chakra.

“YAM” is the heart chakra mantra. Vibrations created while chanting “YAM” in your body stimulates the heart chakra. It helps in opening the heart chakra, activating, and aligning with other chakras as well as with the body.

The heart chakra governs the heart, circulatory system, emotional regulations, lungs, shoulders, arms, hands, breasts, lymph system, etc of the physical body. The heart chakra governs love and compassion, charity to others, and psychic healing. It also controls the feeling of Love, Kindness, Attachments, Forgiveness & Acceptance.

Green and Pink gemstones are referred to as heart chakra stones. Green tourmaline, rose quartz, emerald is the most popular heart chakra crystals to be used for clearing heart chakra blockage. Other than these, use Rhodochrosite, Rhodonite, Green Aventurine, Green Jade,  Amazonite, Prehnite,  Malachite, Epidote, etc crystals for heart chakra healing.

Leafy greens, green fruits, and green vegetables, etc green foods keep your heart chakra healthy. Green and raw foods like Spinach, kale, dandelion greens, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, celery, kale, broccoli, chard, parsley, cucumber, zucchini, matcha, green tea, avocado, lime, mint, peas, kiwi, peas, spirulina, green apples, etc are healthy heart chakra foods that nourished it.

Rose, ylang-ylang, neroli, jasmine, bergamot, geranium, etc are effective essential oils for opening the heart chakra. 

The heart chakra is the center chakra of your body connecting to the Lower three chakras which are considered as the physical chakras with the upper three chakras which are considered as the spiritual chakras. Therefore you can see the heart chakra as the unifier between your body and spirit. 

This is why it is seen as the Chakra most associated with healing because Vibrationally speaking the frequency of love has the highest healing frequency of all others.

Your Heart Chakra maintains the truth that we are connected to all and you can never be alone because you are an integral part of the web that connects and makes up the entire universe.

Read about the seven chakras here

blocked heart chakra

Why Does The Heart Chakra Get Blocked?

Fear, attachment, bad experiences, relationship hurt, overthinking,  etc are the core reasons that block the heart chakra. 

The heart chakra is all about love and fearlessness, but when you start to detach yourself from love or start to fear your heart chakra starts to unbalance. 

Today everybody is running to find love, happiness and they constantly keep finding other things, relationships, addictions, rather than finding it themselves first. Heart Chakra lets you connect with your inner self. 

Another reason your heart chakra blocks is overthinking. When your mind is constantly in a state of overthinking you dwell on past memories or future worries. Heart Chakra is about being here, Unstruck meaning the one who doesn’t let external situations affect himself.

Past relationship experience, trauma, heartbreak, the abusive relationship tends to blockage of the chakra because you restrict yourself from attachments and love. As the heart chakra is the center for our love, due to these it starts to contract and blocks.

The heart chakra also represents desires. To manifest your desire, you start to control your environment, people around you in order to achieve the success of your desire. But the heart chakra teaches you to be free and grants you the ability to live without worry. Due to your controlling nature, it starts to block.

When your heart chakra is excessively open, you become possessive, melodramatic, demanding, moody, love conditionally, etc but when your heart chakra is blocked, you may feel fear of being free, fear of letting go, fear of unworthy, fear of being alone, fear of being hurt, difficulty in trusting others, restricts yourself from attachments, etc.

How to Open The Heart Chakra? 

To open your heart chakra, you should learn these three lessons to balance heart chakra:

  1. Expectation: With every action you do, you expect something from it. From every situation, person, or relationship you expect something, and when these expectations are not met you get hurt or in grief or start worrying and it leads to heart chakra blockage.
    Only if your expectations meet you find happiness but you forget that every failure, every situation, every relationship, or every person teaches you something. So. rather than learning from it and moving forward you stuck there.
    Expectations make you control your life, situation, and people.
    You have to realize and get out of the illusion of expectation because they are only defined by you.
    In Hindus, there’s a saying “कर्म करो फल की चिंता मत करो” by lord Vishnu, meaning do your duty without thinking about getting a reward.
  2. Mistrust: You often get betrayed by your loved ones, family, partners and you find it very difficult in trusting people. You have to understand people cheats or betray you not because you trust them, it’s because you are dependent on them. To avoid this you have to strengthen yourself with confidence that no one will cheat you or hurt you. You should have your opinions and boundaries to make yourself confident. You should create an authority to make yourself strong. Until then, your heart chakra will be blocked.
  3. Attachment: Attachment is the biggest reason for blocking your heart chakra. Whenever you attach to anything, your family, partner, relationship, work, title, yourself, etc you will have the fear of losing it, and this fear blocks your heart chakra. Attachment is the root cause of suffering. The more you suffer the more your chakras get blocked.
    Attachments and love are not one thing. Attachments come when you get or give something in it (person or any material) but love is a pure feeling, it doesn’t expect to give or take. You just feel it.  You need to get rid of attachments in order to open heart chakra.

So in simple words, 

  • Let go of your fears, worries, situations, addictions, attachments, people.
  • Forgive people, yourself, and situations. 
  • Believe in yourself.

Start living life at this moment rather than dwelling in past and future, people and situations. Forgive and let it go. 

Read about the root chakra here

How to balance the heart chakra: 

There are other ways that help you in heart chakra healing and clear the blockage. These are very simple methods to open and balance root chakra using meditation, affirmations, crystals, exercise, Visualization, etc.

heart chakra meditation

Heart Chakra Meditation:

  • Sit with your shoulders back and spine straight. Relax your muscles and body. Close your eyes and take a deep breath. Inhale through your nose and exhale through the mouth.
  • Focus your attention on the heart chakra location, at the center of your chest.
  • Imagine a green color glowing at the center of your chest. With each deep breath, starts visualizing the green color slowly expanding to all over the chest and making the whole area warm and relaxed. 
  • Rest in this sensation for a couple of minutes.
  • Keep Visualizing the Green glow and breathing for 5 minutes.

Heart Chakra Affirmations:

Close your eyes and place both of your palms on your heart and repeat these affirmations to yourself. 

  • I am open to giving love and receiving love.
  • I love myself and accept myself.
  • I forgive myself and the others.
  • My heart is  fully open to love.
  • My heart is full of the feeling of love.
  • I am Love.
  • I am worthy of love.
  • I accept things as they are

Heart Chakra Stones: 

Green and Pink gemstones are referred to as heart chakra stones. Green tourmaline, rose quartz, emerald are the most popular heart chakra crystals to be used for clearing heart chakra blockage. Other than these, use Rhodochrosite, Rhodonite, Green Aventurine, Green Jade,  Amazonite, Prehnite,  Malachite, Epidote, etc crystals for heart chakra healing

Essential Oils for Heart Chakra: 

Leafy greens, green fruits and green vegetables, etc green foods keep your heart chakra healthy. Green and raw foods like Spinach, kale, dandelion greens, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, celery, kale, broccoli, chard,parsley, cucumber, zucchini, matcha, green tea, avocado, lime, mint, peas, kiwi, peas, spirulina, green apples, etc are healthy heart chakra foods that nourished it.

Get in touch with The Heart Chakra Element: 

  • Air is the element for heart chakra. 
  • Get in touch with nature. 
  • Climb mountains.
  • Do chest opening exercise.

Heart Chakra healing exercises:

These poses will make your heart chakra stronger and help you to heal heart chakra.

  • Salamba Bhujangasana
  • Bhujangasana
  • Anjaneyasana
  • High Lunge
  • Natarajasana

Heart Chakra Mantra

  • Close your eyes and chant “YAM” this mantra to connect and balance heart chakra. 
  • Focus your attention to the location of the heart chakra
  • As soon as you keep focus on the location of the heart chakra while chanting, you feel the vibrations and tickling sensation at the center of the chest.

Heart Chakra Foods: 

Leafy greens, green fruits and green vegetables, etc green foods keep your heart chakra healthy. Green and raw foods like Spinach, kale, dandelion greens, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, celery, kale, broccoli, chard,parsley, cucumber, zucchini, matcha, green tea, avocado, lime, mint, peas, kiwi, peas, spirulina, green apples, etc are healthy heart chakra foods that nourished it.

Lessons of The Heart Chakra:

  • Let it Go
  • Forget and Forgive
  • Believe

Implement these three lessons and you will find abundance of love and happiness in your life.

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