The Heart Chakra is the portal to the Universe within you. Through love, the highest frequency of all, the Heart Chakra helps you raise the level of your consciousness. It’s the closest you can come to real magic and because the vibrations of love can cause miracles on a cellular level.
In Sanskrit, Anahata means unstruck or “a sound that is made without any two things striking” which refers to the coexistence of the body and spirit. The Heart Chakra reminds us that we first must love and accept ourselves before we can love others. Within the Heart Chakra is the ability to self-heal and help the entire planet through compassion and unconditional love.
Sanskrit Name: Anahata (Unstruck)
Color Associated: Green + Pink (the only Chakra with two colors!)
Location: Center of the Chest
Crystals to Use: Rose Quartz, Pink Tourmaline, Emerald, Jade, Green Calcite
Goddesses Associated with the Heart Chakra: Aine, Hera, Ishtar, Quan Yin
Common Plants to Assist with Heart Chakra Healing: Cacao, Berries, Cilantro, Rose, Lavender, Thyme
How to Tell if Your Heart Chakra is Unbalanced
The Heart Chakra is associated with our thymus gland which works with our immunity. It also is associated with the heart, lungs, hands, and arms. When it is unbalanced, it can cause issues like heart disease, high blood pressure and asthma.
If your Heart Chakra is blocked, you may sabotage your relationships with distrust and anger, struggle with commitment, experience frequent fights or misunderstandings with your loved ones, and always keep yourself “on guard” in case you get hurt by someone.
If your Heart Chakra is too open you may be possessive, love others conditionally, withhold emotionally to punish others, or be overly dramatic.
The Heart Chakra in Balance
When your Heart Chakra is healthy and balanced you feel loved, cared for, and are deep in self-love. You can openly love others as you love yourself, are compassionate, nurturing, and your love is unconditional.
Your Heart Chakra regulates your energy flow similar to the way your physical heart pumps blood through your veins, so when you pump the highest energies of love and compassion through your energetic body, magic will start to happen.
How to Balance Your Heart Chakra
You can easily open your heart chakra by practicing self-love. Every time you catch yourself in the mirror, look yourself in the eyes and say, “I love you unconditionally.”
Another easy way is to add more green to your life through the clothes you wear, the food you eat, and the decor in your house.
Sound therapy is a great way to use frequencies to help balance your Chakras. Simply search the Hz on YouTube and you will find a never-ending library of healing meditations. Here are two to look for:
341.3 Hz: The Heart Chakra Frequency
528 Hz: Known as the “love” frequency. This Hz has a deep-rooted relationship with nature and is present in everything from Chlorophyll to human DNA. Listening to it can help you recalibrate your DNA and open your Heart Chakra to unconditional love.
Lastly, Alternate Nostril Breathing, a simple breathwork technique, is a simple way to release things that may be heavy on our heart. Yoga with Adriene’s Adriene Mishler shows you how here.
Affirmations for The Heart Chakra
I open my heart to unconditional love.
I send love to everyone I know.
I love myself.
I release all past hurt to love.
Love will set me free.
I forgive others and I forgive myself.
I choose joy, compassion, and love.
The Heart Chakra in Your Spiritual Path
Do you give the same love to yourself that you give to others? Do you choose to respond with love or be a prisoner to your triggers? As we age and take on more things we don’t like about ourselves, we become disconnected from our heart and all the power it holds.. I urge you to spend some time figuring out how to add more self-love to your day. Whether it’s just telling yourself in the mirror how much you love YOU, or a self-care ritual like a meditation or a walk that can give you some quiet time to release the heaviness you carry on your heart.
When you dive deeper into the Chakras and your intuition sometimes we think that the Third Eye is the key to our intuition and/or ascension, but it’s really the Heart Chakra because it is the portal to unconditional love which is the highest universal frequency and how we truly raise our consciousness. Our Heart center is the key to our self-healing journey that we will radiate to our loved ones, our community, and our world.