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How to Cleanse and Open the Heart Chakra so You Can Love and Be Loved

By August 22, 2017Love and Relationships
heart chakra

Heart Chakra Blessing– I love.

Do you often feel incredibly negative? You look at your life and there’s nothing that should set you off. You just feel angry, sad, afraid, betrayed, and jealous. It’s hard to have moments where you feel light and alive. Instead, you get angry at people and hating things is something you talk about often. These symptoms could indicate that your heart chakra is way out of balance. The good news is it can be fixed.

Something you should know is that the Sanskrit name for your fourth chakra is Anahata which translates to “unstruck” or “unhurt.” The meaning is beautiful and should serve as hope for you. It implies that beneath your pain and bitterness is a places of purity. Pain doesn’t exist here. Your heart chakra. It’s strange then that we go through such lengths to protect this space. It doesn’t need it.

All we really need is to keep the heart chakra open and available to all life’s experiences. When this is mastered, we can weather any storm. The fourth chakra is at our very center with three below it and three above it. It is where the physical and spiritual meet. When the heart chakra is open, you will have unlimited love and compassion. You understand peoples mistakes and forgive easily. You accept yourself and others around you. Opening up your heart chakra gives you a higher level of being.

Here are some of the benefits of having a cleansed heart chakra;

  • Your radiance will shine outwards which will draw people towards you.
  • It’s where you feel love for yourself and for others.
  • You will feel love coming into you and absorb it.
  • You’ll have a sense of happiness, joy and an abundance of love.
  • Other virtuous emotions associated with the heart chakra include respect, compassion, and generosity.

Here are five ways to promote heart chakra health;

Give Love to Get Love

In order to receive love, you first must offer it to yourself and to others. If your heart is closed, you have the power to open it again. As you do, you’ll find that love comes to you tenfold. It just takes the first step. If you encounter hurt feelings from your past or present, you have a choice. When you feel them fully and let them go, you don’t close your heart. You free yourself which allows you to meet new people and create new experiences.

When you let go, you release pain and negative feelings. It’s not actually that difficult either. It’s just about making a choice to not shut your heart down.

Giving love helps you to get it. Here are some easy ways to open your heart up;

  • Smile at people you see.
  • Forgive people for the past hurt you’ve received from them.
  • Give people you know positive affirmations. Let them know you appreciate them.
  • Use whatever opportunities arise to foster loving feelings. Consider it a currency. What you give, you’ll get

Eat Foods for the Heart Chakra

The color of the heart chakra is green so it goes without saying that eating greens are good for the heart. This is true in the physical, mental, and spiritual aspect. Drink tea like matcha green tea. You can even make a matcha green tea smoothie. Add kale, avocado, lime, and mint in there.

Green fruits and vegetables should be included in your daily diet and include;

  • Spinach
  • Zucchini
  • Kale
  • Brussel Sprouts
  • Broccoli
  • Beans
  • Peas
  • Asparagus
  • Kiwi
  • Green grapes
  • Cucumber
  • Avocado

Some superfoods you might want to incorporate into smoothies could include wheatgrass and barley grass. Herbs incorporated into your recipes add a bit of green and are good for the heart. They include oregano, mint, thyme, rosemary, basil, and sage

Get Outside and Get Your Heart Rate Up

The heart chakra responds well to deep breaths. You can do this through yoga practice but getting outside and breathing in fresh air helps to activate the heart chakra. Keeping your physical heart healthy is essential for the energy to flow properly through the center of your body.

Maybe that’s why we smile and feel so great after a bit of cardio activity outside. Being outside is also beneficial because you’ll take in a lot of greenery. Green resonates with the heart chakra. Getting out into the forest or walking through grass in your bare feet will bring joy.

When you get outside and boost your heart rate up regularly, you creates more openness in your life. It’s easier to reach out to others because you’ve activated and balanced your heart chakra.

Sacral Chakra Sights, Sounds, and Smells

When you watch a movie, make it a comedy. You can open up your heart chakra through various means of stimulation. Seeing something that causes you to open up gives you a natural euphoria that feels a little like love. That feeling of love is a beautiful step towards total compassion and love without expectation.  Having the color green amongst you is good for the heart chakra. Shinrin-yoku is a term that means “taking in the forest atmosphere.” The more mainstream term is forest bathing. The Japanese have found this to be deeply healing in their culture. It can ease the mind and help the fourth chakra become centered.

Stones associated with the heart chakra include emerald, jade, and rose quartz. To keep the heart center centred, wear stones or keep a larger stone in your meditation area.

Yoga and Meditation to Promote Heart Chakra Opening and Cleansing

While you meditate, chanting OM MANI PADME HUM is deeply healing. You can find the chant on YouTube and chant along. You can also listen to the monks chanting and gain benefits. The fourth chakra sound is YUM. The keynote is F and the frequency the heart responds to is 341.1 Hz.

As for yoga poses, you can use any pose that opens your chest area up. This include camel, standing bow pose, or cow face pose. If you find it challenging to breathe in these positions, you might want to use props and work up to the full pose.

Loraine Couturier is a professional writer and marketing specialist. She writes about the business and tech industry by day but secretly, her heart belongs to the exploration of the soul. She writes for lifehack.org, thoughtcatalog, and sheknows.