The heart is one of the most important organs of the body due to the vital role it plays in blood circulation. However, Indian healing modalities view the heart as the seat of emotions such as compassion and true love. The heart chakra is represented by the color purple and it is located around the heart as well as chest area.
The heart chakra is a great way of getting to know yourself and others since it is seen as the balancer in relation to the other six chakras. This is because it connects you to others and allows you to view people in a more human way as well as realize that we are all cosmically connected on a fundamental level.
Symptoms of a Blocked Heart Chakra
If your heart chakra is blocked due to one reason or the other, you may have a hard time letting yourself become vulnerable. You may appear callous, egotistical and uncaring to others. An overactive heart chakra, on the other hand, may make you seem arrogant and inconsiderate when it comes to the feelings of others. You may find it virtually hard to forgive others, choosing to use your head when faced with emotional problems. The good news is that the heart chakra is one that can be rebalanced by following a few steps we’ll take a look at shortly.
A blockage of the heart chakra may lead to chest, circulation and cardiac problems. This is because those who have a blockage of this chakra may isolate themselves from others, creating an environment of loneliness and despondency.
How to Heal This Chakra…
- A great way of getting in touch with your heart chakra is to practice being open with your emotions. This could be in the form of writing down your emotions or speaking to someone you can trust. Watching emotionally charged shows and movies can also help open you up, helping you achieve some kind of emotional catharsis.
- Accepting the hand that life has dealt you will also help you in fostering good heart chakra health. Clinging to old beliefs and refusing to accept what has happened or a particular circumstance may leave you feeling bitter and closed off. Acceptance may take years, but when you’re finally ready to do so, don’t fight it; just ease into it.
- Indulging in things like massages, long baths or spa treatments can also strengthen your heart chakra since it teaches you the importance of taking care of and loving yourself. If you would like to integrate a physical aspect into opening your hear chakra, consider yoga shoulder openers a couple of times a day to help sustain good heart chakra vibrations. The cobra, camel and fish postures also open up the heart area which in turn leads to more blood and nutrients rushing to this area.
- Performing a random act of kindness at least once a week can also open you up to the healing power of love as well as reconnecting with an old friend that you had a special connection with in the past. When doing any of these practices, make sure to make your intention clear to yourself so you can reap maximum benefits at the end of it all.