Your heart is the most important muscle in your body. It pumps blood and oxygen to all of your organs, thus keeping you alive. But your heart does more than keep you physically alive — it’s also the center of your emotions.
When your heart is open, you feel love, joy, and happiness. But when your heart is closed, you may feel fear, anger, and resentment. Fortunately, it’s possible to heal your heart and open your heart chakra.
By doing so, you’ll not only improve your physical health, but you’ll also feel more love, joy, and happiness in your life.
Signs of a blocked heart chakra
When your heart chakra is blocked, you may feel disconnected from others and yourself. You constantly feel a sense of heaviness or tightness in your chest and may have problems with circulation, blood pressure, and even heart disease (of course you should always consult a doctor if you are experiencing any tightness in your chest or have any of these signs).
Emotionally, you may experience grief, anger, jealousy, or fear. As a result, you find it difficult to give or receive love. You don’t easily trust others or feel like you belong. If your heart chakra is blocked, it’s crucial to find ways to open it up and let the love in.
How to open your heart chakra
Opening your heart chakra can help you feel more connected to yourself and others. It leads to a more fulfilling and satisfying life. By practicing self-love, compassion, and gratitude, you can begin opening your heart chakra today.
Use crystals and stones
Heart chakra stones such as rose quartz, green calcite, rhodonite, and green aventurine can be helpful in clearing emotional blockages. You can place them on your chest, wear them as jewelry, use them in meditation, or carry them with you throughout the day.
Green aventurine is known as being a comforter and heart healer used to clear and activate the heart chakra. Additionally, it helps to soothe emotional wounds.
Crystal Hills’ Crystal Aventurine Heart is an especially beautiful gemstone for helping to open the heart chakra and bring your entire being into a state of energetic harmony and wholeness. It opens one up to unconditional love from other people and the divine (or depending on your religious background or spiritual belief that may be God, the source, the universe, your higher self, Allah, Brahman).
Heart chakra meditation
Along with using crystals and stones, meditation can open your heart chakra. To begin, find a comfortable place to sit or lie down. Place your hands on your chest, over your heart chakra. Close your eyes and take a few deep breaths.
Imagine light entering your body and filling up your heart chakra as you breathe in. As you breathe out, imagine any negativity or tension leaving your body.
Focus on your breath and the light filling up your heart chakra. Visualize your heart chakra opening up and expanding. Picture yourself surrounded by love and light. Breathe in this love and light, and let it fill your heart.