So your assessment showed a Heart Chakra imbalance….
If you answered yes to four or more Heart Chakra questions on our Chakra Assessment, your heart chakra may need some attention. Let’s take a look at two examples of an imbalance…
Do either of these stories feel familiar? Was there something you really related to? If so, your heart chakra may be either deficient or excessive.
Your heart chakra, anahata, is the fourth chakra, located at the heart centre and associated with the colour green and element air. It is your centre of forgiveness, divine love, compassion, grace and selflessness. Anahata is the gateway between your lower and upper chakras. It’s your wellspring of love, warmth and joy.
Anahata Balancing Practices
Work on loving and accepting yourself unconditionally
Practice positive self talk and self acceptance
Work on forgiveness
Wear and visualise the colour green including green and pink crystals
Spend time in nature and with animals, surround yourself with plants and the sounds of nature
Spend time with loved ones
Eat dark, green, leafy vegetables
Give/receive a hug everyday
Give genuine compliments
Yoga and Meditation for the Heart Chakra
Choose heart opening poses like…
- Urhdva Mukha Svanasana (Upward Facing Dog Pose)
- Bhujanghasana (Cobra Pose)
- Ustrasana (Camel Pose)
Try these poses in our gentle heart opening practice filmed at funky, new studio Yoga Everyday in Stafford, Qld.
Meditation & Mantra …
- Repeat the bija mantra YAM
- Listen to the musical note F
- Visualise the colour green or a beautiful lush green forest
- Try loving kindness meditation
Aromatherapy and the Sacral Chakra
Use essential oils that help generate feelings of love and compassion such as…
bergamot, lavender, rose otto, rose absolute, ylang ylang
Compassion chakra blend is a heart-opening synergy of rose absolute, ylang ylang, lavender, may chang, neroli, and bergamot pure essential oils designed to evoke feelings of love, softness and compassion. Try diffusing it during a loving kindness meditation, gratitude practice or when spending time with loved ones to help create extra softness and warmth and a loving, caring environment.
Affirmations for Anahata
• I send my love to everyone I know; all hearts are open to receive my love • I love and accept myself for who I am • I am grateful for all the love that is in my life • I am open to love •
A Balanced Heart Chakra
When our Heart Chakra is balanced we feel compassionate, nurturing and unconditionally loving both towards ourselves and others. We live our lives with loving kindness and an open and forgiving heart. Others feel our love and warmth and are at peace around us– feeling totally accepted for who they are.
- I forgive easily
- I accept myself
- I express love and gratitude with ease