The 4th energy centre in your body runs through the Heart Chakra or Anahata and is related to love, compassion and healthy relationships.
Most Heart Chakra stones and crystals are green or pink in colour. This chakra is symbolized by a flower with twelve petals and each petal represents one of the 12 divine qualities of the heart.
As the centre for all things related to love, this is one of the most precious and important Chakras in your body and keeping it well balanced will ensure healthier relationships with everyone including yourself.
Anahata is about the bonds we make with the people around us as well as how we perceive them. A well-balanced Heart Chakra allows us to give and receive love, compassion and empathy without prejudice, fear or jealousy.
The Heart Chakra also acts as a bridge between the earthly and spiritual aspects of life and connects the lower and higher chakras. All energy flowing upwards goes through your Heart Chakra which is why it is so important that it operates from a place of harmony, understanding and purity.
Why work on your Heart Chakra?
When you begin to work on your Heart Chakra, you will realize that love is the ultimate healer. It can afford you a healthier outlook on life and the ability to feel joy and affection towards others. At the same time, a balanced Heart Chakra is equally about your ability to show self-compassion and self-love and not to be harsh on yourself or fall into toxic and self-destructive patterns of the past.
This can allow you to forgive others and dispel any negative energies crowding you, replacing them with affection, appreciation and gratitude. If you have been struggling to feel connected to the world around you, you may have a blocked Heart Chakra. Meaningful relationships can only be established when you can let go of selfish or egotistical actions and trust that you are capable of love and affection.
What does a blocked Heart Chakra feel like?
The Heart Chakra is about love towards yourself, your brother or sister, your family and friends or your significant other.
When you experience a blocked Heart Chakra you may be feeling plagued by feelings of inadequacy and doubt. You fear showing your true self and worry about whether you can be accepted and loved or even if you are worthy of love in the first place.
Your past mistakes or a traumatic experience may also be holding you back. If you have experienced betrayal or an abusive relationship, you are worried about repeating the same mistakes and prefer to not express your feelings anymore.
Jealousy and codependency are also classic signs of a Heart Chakra blockage. In addition, you may be detached from friends and family, and unable to see the beauty in the world around you. Defensive or overly aggressive remarks could be pushing your friends and loved ones away when they are trying to help you with their suggestions.
If you are finding it hard to trust people and feel like they always have ulterior motives you may also need to work on your Heart Chakra with some healing stones and crystals.
Lastly, the Heart Chakra is under a lot of pressure and stress when we experience grief so it may need some extra tender-loving-care during these times.
Some common physical and emotional symptoms with a blocked Heart Chakra
- Inability to forgive
- Lack of empathy
- Staying in toxic relationships
- Inability to trust others
- Feeling unworthy of love
Read more: Basic Guide for the Seven Chakras
Best Heart Chakra Stones and Crystals
One of the most popular healing crystals of all time and with good reason,
Rose Quartz is a master healer and a great companion when going through tough emotional times. Rose Quartz has one of the strongest connections to your Heart Chakra, with its pale pink colour and powerful vibrations bringing peace, and pure unconditional love. Let the beautiful and soothing energy of Rose Quartz help you through break-ups, divorce, grief or any other matter of the heart.
Rhodonite comes in a variety of shades, from pale shades of creamy pink to
vibrant red. Together with Rose Quartz it is an excellent choice for Heart Chakra work and can provide nourishing and loving energy to cleanse and support you through emotional wounds and relationship troubles. Rhodonite is often used by counsellors and therapy workers, to promote forgiveness, honesty and boost self-esteem. Let go of negative self-perceptions and leap towards a life full of love and affection by incorporating Rhodonite in your daily practice.
This beautiful healing stone with its intense green colour has a very strong
connection to the Heart and Throat Chakra. When used for your Heart Chakra, Malachite acts as a guardian, protecting you from negative energy and relieving stress so you can move towards self-love and acceptance. Malachite is a great stone to use if you are struggling to break old patterns and destructive thoughts before entering into a new relationship. With its beautiful and mesmerizing colours, Malachite is perfect to wear as jewellery, especially as a necklace so it can be close to your heart.
An enchanting and uplifting healing stone, Aventurine comes in a variety of
hues, including light green that has a strong connection to your Heart Chakra. It will protect and guard against emotional turmoil and prepare you to receive the nurturing flow of love and affection that you deserve. The soft energy of Green Aventurine will stabilize your emotions and encourage harmony and optimism in your daily life. Green Aventurine also brings empathy, perseverance and new opportunities.
Green Agate resonates strongly with the Heart Chakra and provides clarity and
deep emotional healing that will help you in your relationships. As a balancing stone, Green Agate will improve decision making and heal emotional wounds so you can progress on your journey of personal growth. The rich earthy green colour of this stone promotes grounding and stability when navigating complex matters of the heart and will lighten emotional turmoil and bring you to a place of intellectual insight.
Moonstone has a variety of crystal healing properties that have been recognized
since ancient times. In Hindu tradition, it is regarded as a stone of Divine feminine energy and is often worn as jewellery. The pink-hued moonstone taps into the energies of the moon and helps us balance our emotions and relieve stress while opening up our heart to receive nurturing spiritual guidance. Moonstone is a great stone for women to meditate with during pregnancy, childbirth or if you are struggling with hormonal changes and menopause.
Chrysoprase is a stunning bright green coloured stone that has been used since
ancient times and treasured for its metaphysical and healing qualities. It resonates strongly with the Heart Chakra and can amplify love, joy and intimacy in your life, whether you are seeking to find love or repair broken relationships. As your heart centre opens up to receive the flow of energy from Chrysoprase, (meaning golden leek in Greek) the possibilities will seem endless and you will be able to approach situations from a place of peace, compassion and hope.
Tips for Using Chakra Stones for Healing
Healing stone and crystals can be used in a variety of ways.
- Try to learn more about each stone specifically and work with each one individually to sense their energy
- Place the stone on your Heart Chakra during meditation work. Hold it in your hands or move it around your fingers as you focus your mind on something
- Pick your favourite stones so you can wear them as jewellery or use them around the house and close to where you sit
- Try sleeping with one of our suggested best Throat Chakra stones under your pillow, for stress-free dreams
- Look at ways to introduce crystals around the house, your car, or other spaces that could benefit from healing energy
- Make sure you know how to properly cleanse your stones after using them
As always feel free to reach out if you have any questions!
Love & Light,
Founder of Tali & Loz
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