The heart chakra is the center of your chakras and is responsible for a lot. It is an energy center for our spiritual, mental and physical well-being. The green chakra is associated with love, compassion, trust, forgiveness and relationships.
If this chakra is unbalanced, you may feel separated from the world around you. This blockage can lead to a disconnection with the people we love, self-love and love for the earth. Relationship problems grow and we can lose hope. Some psychological symptoms of an unbalanced heart chakra are faithlessness, distrust and detachment. Physical symptoms include asthma, and respiratory problems, breast issues and upper back, arm and shoulder pain.
There are a few simple techniques that you can do to unblock and balance your heart chakra. Just like the other chakras, there are mantras, hand poses, yoga poses and diet changes. The mantra used for your heart chakra is “yam” (“a” is pronounced as “ah”). While in a meditative state, repeat this mantra 6-10 times. For the heart chakra hand pose, make an “ok” sign with both hands. With your left hand, touch the base of your sternum with the tips of your index finger and thumb (while in the “ok” position). Rest your right hand on your lap (still in the “ok” position). Hold position the position for 5 minutes. There are some yoga poses that are good for your heart chakra, such as the camel, cobra and fish pose. And finally, foods that help balance and clear your heart chakra are broccoli, kale and other leafy greens.
And, of course, surrounding yourself with crystals while using these techniques will boost the healing and help with balancing. The following crystals can help balance your heart chakra:
Aventurine – Facilitates balancing & alignment of intellectual, emotional, physical & auric bodies; Balances male/female energies; Enhances Creativity; Decisiveness; Amplifies leadership qualities; Protector of heart chakra; Stone of good luck; Money
Chrysocolla – Communication with the spiritual forces of the earth; Great inner strength; Helps handles stressful situations; promotes & enhances physical vitality; Promotes Harmony; Releases distress from negative emotions
Chrysoprase – Balances Energy; Aligns Chakras; Activates, opens & energizes hearth chakra; Instills Grace; Heals “broken heart”; Deep meditative states; Acceptance of others & self
Danburite – Powerful intellectual activator; Helps to get along with others; Allows one to maintain personal identity; Activates heart chakra; Bring Self-Love; Angelic Communication
Diopside – Used to clear & stimulate all chakras to a higher level; Refreshing Energy; “Yesterday is but a memory, tomorrow is but a vision, and TODAY is REAL”; Spiritual Attunement; Balancing
Emerald – “Stone of Successful Love”; Domestic Bliss; Loyalty; Enhances Memory; Eliminate Negativity
Jade – Dream stone / solving; Stone of fidelity; Release suppressed emotions; Attune to the needs of others; Balancing; Provides Confidence; Prosperity
Kunzite – Aligns heart chakra with throat and 3rd eye chakra; Loving thoughts & communications; Removes Obstacles; Removes Negativity; Attain deep meditation; Centering
Malachite – Stone of Transformation; Assist one in changing; Spiritual Evolution; Clears & Activates all Chakras; Clarifies Emotions; Release of negative experiences; Creativity; Protection; Heals Heart
Peridot – Emits warm and friendly energy; Magnifies inner aspect of a situation; Cleanse & stimulates the heart & solar plexus chakra; Helps regulates cycles; Protection; Prosperity
Rose Quartz – Emits calming energy; Removes Negativity; Reinstates Love; Self-Love; Gentle; Spiritual attunement to the energy of love
Rhodochroosite – Stone of love and balance; Heavenly energies; Mediation; Earth Stone; Removes tendencies toward avoidance & denial
Rhodonite – Create a clear path to balance; Attunement with the spirituality of the universe; Attain calm assurance in all activities; Stone of Love; Activates & energizes the heart chakra
Green Tourmaline – Allows you to “see with the heart”; Attunement of energy between the 3rd eye & the heart; Compassionate; Transform negative to positive; Weight Loss; Father Issues