Posted on 1st February 2021 at 08:01
When do we know that our Heart Chakra needs balancing?
We may experience physical symptoms, or psychological symptoms, such as being overly critical of self and others, isolation, and lacking empathy. We may become overly demanding of others, feeling like a victim and losing sense of personal boundaries.
Movement and stretching of any type for whatever length of time will help. Meditation or quiet time is also essential. Making a conscious effort every day to talk with someone, this opens us up to that human connection which opens up our heart energy.
Here are seven tips to help you to open the heart chakra:
1. Go forest bathing
As green is the colour of the heart chakra, going out in nature will help your heart to open. “Forest bathing” is actually a term that originated in Japan known as Shinrin Yoku, and it has many scientifically proven benefits. If you don’t live near a forest, don’t worry. Simply go to your local park or woodland.
2. Do a loving-kindness meditation
Simply sit down in a quiet spot and connect with your breath. Allow your chest area to soften as you direct loving energy towards yourself. Afterward, choose four different types of people to direct loving energy towards including a loved one, a person close to you, a neutral person (like an acquaintance), and an enemy or hostile person. You might like to visualize loving energy or say a mantra such as “I radiate love to you” to assist with this meditation.
3. Establish clear personal boundaries
Examine where in your life you are permitting other people to overstep your boundaries. At what times do you say “yes” when you desperately want to say “no”? Which people in your life ask too much from you? In which areas of your life do you feel anxious and ungrounded? Develop the habit of drawing the line and respectfully letting people know where your limits are.
4. Use the following herbs
Use herbs such as rose, astragalus, holy basil, hawthorn, nettle, hops, and angelica to open and clear the heart chakra.
5. Practice empathy by asking “What if?”
It can be easy for the mind to make rash conclusions about other people. Often these conclusions are judgmental, harsh, and unloving. The next time you find yourself feeling angry towards another person, ask the question “What if?” For example, if someone is rude to you, ask, “What if that person just lost their job?” Try and see the whole picture – more often than not – it isn’t personal
6. Meditate with the following crystals
Use crystals to help you balance your heart energy. Try meditating or carrying crystals such as jade, malachite, rose quartz, emerald, rhodonite, prehnite, ruby, green fluorite, and chrysocolla.
7. Cleanse the heart chakra with essential oils
Use oils such as marjoram, rose, ylang ylang, lavender, neroli, and angelica. You can put these oils into an oil diffuser or wear them in a diffusing pendant.
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