The Heart Chakra is the centre of balance for your body. It governs the circulatory system and is connected to the Hand Chakras and, through these, it is linked to the sense of touch. When the Heart Chakra is out of balance it causes you to lose 'touch' with yourself and your surroundings. Selfish, manic and impulsive behaviour results from a state of hyperactivity, while a lack of drive and motivation, and a tendency towards hyperchondria can result from blockages or under-activity.
Heart Chakra Healing
Over-activity in the Heart Chakra can be soothed with floral oils, and herbal oils will stimulate its energies to unplug blockages and antidote under-activity. Massage should usually be avoided when treating the Heart Chakra. Therefore, the preferred methods of treatment include scented baths and oil burners.
Work with the following checklist of herbal and floral oils to benefit the Heart Chakra.
Conditions such as asthma and depression can be affected by low activity in the Heart Chakra. Use clary sage to balance its energies.
Marjoram helps stimulate the Heart Chakra and is good for alleviating stress and general aches and pains.
Chase away feelings of lethargy with invigorating rosemary. This oil will also help to clear your mind and senses.
The sweet tones of this herbal oil have a warming action that uplifts the Heart Chakra.
This therapeutic oil has a wonderful balancing effect on the hyperactive Heart Chakra.
Treat stress and anxiety with melissa oil.
Soothing lavender calms the Heart Chakra.
Treat feelings of frustration and pent-up anger with ylang ylang oil's calming and balancing effects.
Oils for your Heart Chakra
Treat hyperactivity or stimulate blockages and low reserves of energy in the Heart Chakra with these simple techniques.
Case of Hypochondria
When the Heart Chakra is blocked or under-active it can result in a breakdown between the body and mind. Communication ceases between your physical and mental selves. When this happens, you may develop a tendency to think that the slightest little thing indicates a major health problem.
Balancing your Heart Chakra helps to restore the lines of communication between your body and mind, and reassures you that you are not suffering from every ailment under the sun. It also improves your general wellbeing by reducing the associated anxiety.
A relaxing scented bath helps ease tension and restores the balance with your body. For when you are in a hurry apply a blend of beneficial oils to your pulse points or use a vaporiser.
There are a number of things that can trigger an asthma attack, but using oil blends as part of your routine can help minimise its effects. Asthma sufferers should avoid using steam inhalation and saunas, as these methods may provoke an attack.
Applying a blend to the pulse points and base of the neck is a good way to treat asthma. Bathing in a hot, rather than steamy, bath is also very good, as is dry inhalation - adding a few drops of the blend to a handkerchief.
Heart Chakra Recipes
Choose from a variety of blends to balance the Heart Chakra's energies.
An Impulse Blend
- 5 drops ylang ylang
- 5 drops rose
- 10 drops geranium
Add to a dark glass bottle filled half full of water. Alternatively, use 70ml of almond oil as a base.
Hypochondria Bath Mix
- 5 drops clary sage
- 3 drops rosemary
- 3 drops sweet thyme
Add these oils to the bath as it finishes running.
Pulse Point Blend
- 5 drops clary sage
- 5 drops melissa
- 10 drops lavender
- 70ml grapeseed oil
Use a cotton wool bud to apply.
Athma Bath Mix
- 5 drops melissa
- 3 drops marjoram
- 8 drops lavender
Add this blend to the bath as it finishes running.
Curb your Impulses
An over-stimulated Heart Chakra can lead to impulsive behaviour. This might manifest as spontaneous buying, or doing things which you later regret. If you know you are prone to impulsiveness, it is worth making a bland to antidote the Heart Chakra and calm it down - this might save you a lot of money and trouble.
As you never know when you might be impulsive, invest in a small bottle of the blend or an atomiser to carry around with you. This way, you will always be prepared, and can give yourself the time and space needed to reconsider your impulses.