Interesting facts about your Heart Chakra:
A blockage in the Heart Chakra, which is the bridge between our lower and higher Chakras, can have a profound effect on our entire energy field, so here is a list of interesting stuff about the Heart Chakra including some things we can all do to open, soothe and heal our Heart Chakras.
Location: Centre of your chest
Sanskrit name: Anahata – meaning untouched or unhurt
Symbol: 12-petalled lotus
Alternative name: Fourth Chakra or Bridge Chakra – as it forms the ‘bridge’ between the physical lower Chakras and the spiritual upper Chakras.
Affirmations: I give and receive love freely; I am loved; I let go of past hurt and open my heart to love.
Endocrine: The Heart Chakra is connected to the Thymus – the gland which shrinks after puberty, but produces Thymosin, it is also linked to the immune system – developing disease-fighting T cells.
Physical: Lungs, heart, arms, hands, lymphatic system, upper back.
Emotional: Love, compassion, inner peace, trust, forgiveness
Mental: Acceptance, harmony, mental quiet, calm
Under-active/weak: Difficulty in receiving and giving love, low self-esteem, trust issues
Over-active/dominant: Highly sensitive, burnt out, a magnet for drama, jealous
Healing the Heart Chakra
I love a Heart Chakra healing meditation – especially Metta or Loving-Kindness meditation. I have an idea of the ones I will use, but YouTube is a great place to start when it comes to finding meditations.
Crystals are great for supporting our Chakras and I have a beautiful Jade Heart which I often hold when meditating. I also have a big beautiful Rose Quartz on my desk which makes me smile every time I look at it.
I’m diffusing my own essential oil blend throughout my home – I use the same combination of oils that are in my Heart Chakra Soap for Love & Compassion – it’s another great way to get a gorgeous scented hit of healing essential oils throughout the day.
Eat those greens! Anything green – all green veg (I do love broccoli!) and salad greens are great – and maybe lime or cucumber in your gin instead of lemon!
And of course, I will be breaking out my Heart Chakra Soap for Love & Compassion when I bathe, shower and even just wash my hands. It’s such an easy and accessible reminder to take a mindful moment any time during the day, tune in to your Heart Chakra energy, and inhale the gorgeous scent. You can use your Heart Chakra Affirmations while you do too!
I love taking every opportunity to support my Chakra energy and that’s why I created Shine Body & Bath – to support everyone looking for a powerful, but accessible way to strengthen their energy, raise their vibration, and live a more harmonious life – and enjoy using luxurious body and bath products while they do it!
Our Heart Chakra Soap for Love & Compassion is a great place to start working with your Heart Chakra energy. If you fancy going a bit deeper, you can download our Shine Soap Selector and find out which of our Chakra Soaps is perfect to support your energy. This guide also includes loads of hints and tips for supporting all your Chakras.
Indulge in this unique and mindful way to support your energy from Root to Crown – also great for washing!