Opening your heart chakra

Opening your heart chakra

“The heart chakra embodies your ability to love unconditionally.”

What is your heart chakra?

The heart chakra is located in the centre of your chest + is the fourth in your seven chakras. The heart chakra is associated with compassion, affection, + love; a place of purity + strength.

The energy from your heart chakra starts in the centre of the chest + expands through the body, connecting the lower + upper chakras + acting as a sort of gateway between our earthly + spiritual aspirations.

Through the heart chakra we form our deepest connections to affection, tenderness, + endearment.

Symptoms of a blocked heart chakra

When your heart chakra is blocked or underactive, it can affect your overall well being. Many of our chakras become misaligned or develop blockages from time to time + these can range from minor or major, sometimes becoming unblocked over the natural course of our day-to-day actions.

Symptoms of a blocked heart chakra include:

  • Restlessness
  • Difficulty trusting others
  • Overly critical of yourself + others
  • Impatience + irritability
  • Lack of empathy
Physical symptoms can also manifest when your heart chakra is blocked, these can include:
  • Insomnia
  • Increase in blood pressure
  • An underactive immune system

Ways you can open up your heart chakra

There are many ways to clear out the blockages in your heart chakra + get the energy flowing again...


Meditation plays an important role in restoring balance to our chakras. For your heart chakra make sure you focus your attention on the centre of your chest at heart level. Meditation works great in conjunction with regular yoga practices.

Crystal healing

The heart chakra is highly influenced by rose quartz + you can use this in different ways. You can place rose quartz in your home, wear it as jewellery, or incorporate the crystal into your meditation practice.

Volunteer or be charitable in some way

As compassion + empathy are associated with the heart chakra you can help restore balance by volunteering + dedicating some time to giving back. Selfless acts can do wonders for our heart chakra.

Use affirmations

Daily affirmations are a great way to rebalance + open up your heart chakra. Some intentions you can use to help you open your heart chakra include:

“I am loving awareness.” “My love is limitless.”

“I am accepting + kind.”

“My heart chakra is open, + I am well.”