Heart Chakra

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Mantra: I love
Location: Center of the Chest 
Associated Color: Green 
Qualities: Giving love, receiving love, unconditional love, healing, connect, compassion, forgiveness
Physical Associations: Heart, lungs
Signs of Imbalance: Physical – Heart trouble (palpitations, anxiety, heart disease, hyper/hypotension), shortness of breath, chest tightness. Emotional – Jealousy, being closed off (not opening up to others), giving too much to others and receiving nothing in return or contrarily waiting for others to do/give everything to you and for you and not giving at all, fear of loneliness or abandonment. 
Food and Herbs to Strengthen: Green colored foods (celery [celery juice is great for lowering high blood pressure], kale, spinach, broccoli, brussel sprouts, cucumber, green beans, peas, green peppers, avocado, kiwi, artichoke, zucchini, cabbage, bok choy, asparagus, green apple, green grapes), hawthorn berry, green tea, dark chocolate, parsley, basil, thyme, oregano, rosemary, wild caught salmon rich in omegas, pistachios, almonds, wheatgrass, extra virgin olive oil 
Crystal Complement: Rose Quartz, Green Jade, Green Calcite, Emerald, Green Jasper, Moss Agate
Activities to Strengthen: Go green! (spend time outdoors among the green trees), practice forgiveness (whether it be within yourself, or towards another), do something to show another that you love them, do something for yourself to demonstrate self-love (buy a new book, treat yourself to a pedicure etc.), be receptive and accepting of love others are sending/giving you, affirmations, listen to music (whatever makes your heart happy!), do a random act of kindness (such as buying someone a cup of coffee or tea), practice deep breathing to balance your heart rhythm (especially helpful if feeling anxious or stressed), focus on the color green spiraling at your heart center, or imagine being surrounded in glowing green light, inhale imagining breathing in green light and on the exhale releasing that which does not serve your heart chakra, set your phone or computer background to the photo above and glance at it every so often to absorb the green color. 
Affirmation: “I love myself,” “I love and appreciate all that others do to show me they care,” “I love the feeling I have when giving and receiving love with an open heart.” 

 

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Heart Chakra

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