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Heart Chakra: A Complete Guide to Understanding, Healing, and Balancing for Love, Compassion, and Emotional Wellbeing

The Heart Chakra, situated in the centre of our chest, embodies love, compassion, and connection. It is the bridge between earthly and spiritual realms. Cultivate compassion today—practice kindness, forgive, and nurture your relationships. Let the love within you radiate, fostering harmony and healing for yourself and others. Embrace the profound beauty of unconditional love.


Heart Chakra Quick Guide

Solar Plexus Chakra Guide

Colour: Green

Mantra: Yam

Element: Air

Location: Chest

Quality: Love

Sanskrit: Anahata


Symptoms of Energy Imbalance in the Heart Chakra

A centre of love and compassion, the Heart Chakra guides our relationships and emotional balance. Depleted energy in this centre will impact our ability to connect and empathise. On the flip side, excess energy symptoms create an overflow that might lead to over-dependency or giving too much of oneself.


As we restore balance within the Heart Chakra, we nurture love for self and others. If you resonate with at least 3 ‘depleted’ or ‘in excess’ symptoms, try some practices to foster harmony and a deeper connection within this loving energy hub.

Heart Chakra Imbalance Symptoms

Essential Oil Practice for the Heart Chakra

Heart Chakra Essential Oil: Rose

Embrace love and compassion with Rose essential oil, nurturing the Heart Chakra. Its floral essence fosters harmony, love, and emotional healing. Invite the essence of Rose into your life to open your heart to deeper connections and self-love. Let the sweet aroma of Rose fill your heart with tenderness.


Practice: Heart-Opening Yoga

Apply diluted Rose oil to your palms before starting heart-opening yoga poses like the camel, cobra, or bridge pose. As you move through these poses, inhale deeply and visualize the soothing scent of Rose filling your heart space, inviting love and compassion into your practice.


Please note, any recommendations made should not be taken as medical advice and are explored at your own risk. Always consider your own wellbeing and consult with qualified professionals for personalised advice. Your well-being matters—explore mindfully.


Movement Practice for the Heart Chakra

Here are some simple exercises you can do to activate your heart chakra. Move your arms in whatever way feels good, as the arms are an extension of your heart chakra. This can include swinging the arms, flapping or circling them, or even giving them a good shake! You can also do stretches that open your chest area, such as heart opening yoga poses. Practises for evoking self love will also help - try writing a love letter to yourself, giving yourself a hug or saying 'I love you' to yourself in the mirror. Close your eyes and just listen to what your heart had to say.


Affirmations for the Heart Chakra

Reinforce your Heart Chakra by repeating one or all of these affirmations to yourself, encouraging the flow of energy to this centre. This is an amazing practice when you feel you need to connect more with your divine essence or the power of the universe, nurturing a deeper spiritual connection.  You can also come up with your own by bringing your attention to your Heart Chakra and noticing what comes up for you there. Turn these sensations into positive affirmations and repeat them daily for profound impact.

Heart Chakra Affirmations

As we wrap up our journey into the Heart Chakra's realm of love and compassion, remember that fostering meaningful connections starts with self-love. Embrace forgiveness, practice gratitude, and extend compassion to others. By opening your heart to love, you create a harmonious Heart Chakra, weaving a tapestry of connection, empathy, and emotional well-being.


Sound healing is an amazing offering to balance your energy centres. If you are feeling out of balance or would like support in creating balance within and improving your wellbeing, reach out to Courtney from Heart Resonance with any questions. You can also book a group sound healing or private sound therapy session.

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