What is the Heart Chakra?
The Heart Chakra is located near the center of the breastbone. It regulates our interaction with the external world. It controls what we embrace and what we resist. It gives us the balancing ability to keep neither too aloof nor too involved in the world around us. It balances our inner being – our “self” with our environment.
When it is in balance we are relaxed accepting, and interact easily with others and with the demands of the world. We also know when our needs are being compromised and we easily find a balance between external and internal needs. We can deal with the ebbs and flows of emotional relationships, understand their cyclic nature, and accept the changes.
When the Heart Chakra is in balance we can understand our own needs and emotions clearly. We are able to sustain balanced relationships as a result: healthy, happy, and mutually nurturing.
When the Heart Chakra is out of balance you may find you are tense in your upper torso. You will find yourself sitting with folded arms a lot. You will not enjoy handshakes or hugs from others. When your Heart Chakra is out of balance you may feel either controlling or controlled in a relationship. You may become critical of the little foibles of others. You may well find yourself having inappropriately strong emotional responses to everyday external stimuli.
Symptoms it’s out of Balance or Blocked:
- Tense in your upper torso
- Wanting to fold your arms a lot
- Holding onto grudges
- Unable to let go of the past
- Having issues trusting others or yourself
- You’re pushing others away
Things That Can Help
Green crystal energy (such as Chrysoprase, Aventurine, Malachite, and Emerald) is used to resolve blockages and to rebalance the heart chakra. Such therapy should be accompanied by scent and sound therapy. Meditation holding a dark green crystal over the heart chakra will prove very beneficial. Activities between crystal work should include focused efforts to allow loved ones to truly “be themselves” and focus on a true understanding of the needs of others.
We also suggest using crystal aromatherapy products designed for the Heart Chakra.