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Heart Chakra Cleansing: The Ultimate Guide For Beginners

  • Post last modified:9. March 2021
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Is something weighing heavily on your heart? It may just be that your Chakra is out of balance. A well-maintained Heart Chakra is something that we should all be working to achieve. The impact that it has on our lives is important to our wellbeing and vitality. Here we will uncover what makes the Heart Chakra so special and 10 effective ways for cleansing and healing.

Table Of Contents

  1. What Is the Heart Chakra?
  2. 11 Blocked And Overactive Chakra Symptoms
  3. The Benefits Of An Activated Heart Chakra
  4. Take The Test: Needs Your Heart Chakra Cleansing?
  5. Cleansing Your Heart Chakra: 10 Effective Ways

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What Is the Heart Chakra (Anahata Chakra)?

The Heart Chakra, known as Anahata in Sanskrit, is the fourth of the seven Chakras in the body. It is the energy center that is where love is generated.

It is the connection between the three lower, earthly chakras, which represent your physical body and sensory experiences, and the three upper, spiritual chakras, which are more related to your intuition, mind, and soul.

Thus, Anahata Chakra is the bridge and balance point between body and mind, between heaven and earth.

Only when your Heart Chakra is open, you can actually work on the higher Chakras.

When the Heart Chakra is in alignment and balanced you will feel great amounts of self-love and compassion for others. Love is the highest vibration that we can experience in this world and so the Heart Chakra is of great importance.

The Heart Chakra is located in the center of the chest and is represented by the color green. This Chakra should be nurtured, cherished, and cleansed regularly to keep it in optimal condition. 

11 Blocked And Overactive Chakra Symptoms

When our Heart Chakra is out of sorts we can experience physical and emotional ailments. If we do not take care of Anahata the negative energy in this center will manifest in various ways throughout our being.

The following are 11 signs of issues within our Heart Chakra:

  1. Hating the idea of being alone 
  2. Giving your love away to people who do not deserve it
  3. Holding on to resentment
  4. Feeling bitter about other people’s love lives
  5. Struggling to hold on to loving relationships
  6. Exhibiting codependent tendencies
  7. Feeling untrustworthy of others
  8. Finding it hard to feel empathy
  9. Problems with the lungs
  10. Judging people harshly
  11. A constant feeling of loneliness
  12. Heart-related issues

The Benefits Of An Activated Heart Chakra

On a mental level, Anahata stands for giving and sharing without asking for anything in return.

It stands for an awareness of inner abundance and the ability to recognize where the boundaries are in order to protect yourself.

On an emotional level, the Anahata Chakra stands for the ability to love yourself, to give and receive love, kindness and compassion for yourself and also for others.

This is why the Heart Chakra is important to develop deep, trusting relationships.

The fourth chakra also represents trust in your inner compass, your intuition.

Anahata helps you to accept things as they are and to live in a state of balance – with yourself, but also with your environment.

With a balanced Anahata Chakra, you will feel surrounded by love, compassion, and joy and be connected to the world.

Take The Test:
Needs Your Heart Chakra Cleansing?

If more than half of the following statements apply to you, you should think about cleansing and healing your Heart Chakra.

  1. I doubt myself a lot and often feel worthless.
  2. I doubt the love of those close to me and my relationships are often rather superficial.
  3. In my relationships, I often feel envy, jealousy, and bitterness, and it is difficult for me to forgive.
  4. I have high expectations of myself and others. I find it difficult to accept things as they are.
  5. I experience social anxiety.
  6. I draw confirmation and recognition from material things and success in my career.
  7. I am (professionally) often under pressure and breathe shallowly and rather hectically.
  8. I often have cold hands and feet.
  9. I have problems building deep, trusting relationships.
  10. I find it difficult to change or break habits.
  11. I am overly critical of myself.
  12. I often react negatively to other people.
  13. I want to control situations and try to manipulate them so that they turn out in my favor.
  14. Intuition? What is intuition?

Cleansing And Healing Your Heart Chakra: 10 Effective Ways

1. Work With Emotional Trauma

Possible traumas that block the heart chakra could have emerged, for example, from rejection, abandonment, betrayal, cheating, constant criticism, deaths, separation, a loveless environment, or abuse.

The traumas of the heart are less emotional in nature, such as with the Sacral Chakra, but usually involve truly existential, almost soul pain.

Other important themes are destroyed trust in the universe and deep-seated resentment that requires forgiveness.

2. Shadow Work

Shadow work is the process of exploring rejected aspects, thoughts, feelings, and characteristics of ourselves that we keep hidden in our subconscious out of fear.

But even in our subconscious, these isolated aspects affect our lives.

Through them, we tend to emotionally exaggerated reactions. These reactions are usually negative and often concern other people in our lives.

With shadow work, we try to integrate the separated aspects of ourselves in order to heal.

In the process of healing, you will also notice that you respond in a different way to others and start to perceive more positive rather than negative feelings.

You will eventually develop more love and understanding for others. One reason for this is that you learn to integrate, accept and embrace your own supposedly negative aspects.

This also supports the cleansing and healing of your Heart Chakra.

3. Empathy

For the cleansing of your heart chakra, it is important that you practice empathy. Often we judge others too quickly and get caught up in negative emotions and feelings.

We usually don’t know what makes the other person do what they do.
Maybe you met a very unfriendly person today, to whom you also reacted negatively.

But just think about this: what if this person just had the worst day of their life and that’s why they were (unintentionally) so unfriendly? In what kind of mood would you be if you were in their place?

4. Energetic Healing

Energetic healing is a technique that is thousands of years old and was already practiced in ancient Egypt. Energetic healing brings the energy to vibrate through various methods.

For example, with Reiki energy can be transferred by the application of hands, which changes the vibration pattern at that location.

With various techniques of energetic healing blockages in one’s energy system can be released.

5. Exploring Karmic Blockages

Past life regressions and hypnosis can help you to discover, explore and change traumas in buried or hidden parts of your present life (or the prenatal phase of your life).

There can be concealed causes for all kinds of psychological difficulties, which we can’t reach with our mind or conscious memory.

The exploration of karmic blockages affecting the Heart Chakra can help to contribute to its cleansing and healing.

6. Bija Mantra

Bija mantras are sounds that are associated with the Chakras. Each mantra connects with the energy of the Chakra and helps to clear any blockages and corrects imbalances.

Yam is the Bija mantra for the Heart, Anahata, Chakra. It promotes love, forgiveness, acceptance, and compassion.

To use the mantra, meditate while focusing on your Heart Chakra and chant the word yam.

Let it reverberate around your heart center. Allow it to cleanse any negative vibrations from your Heart Chakra.

7. Healing Affirmations

Reciting purposeful and positive affirmations can cleanse your Heart Chakra and raise your vibration.

When you focus your intention on the energy within this space it will unleash anything that you are holding inside.

Releasing toxic vibrations can be achieved with the right affirmations.

Here are some of my favorite examples:

  • I deserve love
  • I forgive myself and others
  • The energy in my hearts center is balanced and full of loving energy
  • I am open to love
  • My heart is healed
  • I have unlimited love to give
  • I choose gratitude, joy, and compassion
  • I have an immense amount of empathy toward others
  • My heart is full of love
  • I accept myself for who I am

8. Heart Chakra Crystals

There are a variety of semi-precious stones that offer the holistic Heart Chakra healing that we need.

Their vibration resonates with the energy meridian and opens it to receive more love and happiness.

Some of the best crystals for cleansing the Heart Chakra are Rose Quartz, Green Jade, Emerald, Green Aventurine, and Rhodonite.  

>>Rose Quartz:

Known as the universal stone of love, Rose Quartz is a popular choice for Chakra healing. It promotes peaceful relationships, improves self-love, and helps the user to feel more compassion.

>>Green Jade:

This prosperous stone will bring luck in love and can bring new love matches to those who use it.

Anyone who doubts whether they can have satisfying, loving relationships due to an imbalance in the Heart Chakra will benefit from this stone.


This sparkling gem can transform the Heart Chakra. It promotes equilibrium and heals the emotional impact of a blocked Chakra. It enhances feelings of unconditional love.

>>Green Aventurine:

Remarkable and effective, this crystal can bring calming and comforting energy to the Heart Chakra. It offers support and loving energy to all.  


If you are struggling with feelings of acceptance and emotional pain, Rhodonite is an excellent crystal to work with. It will improve feelings of self-confidence.

The energy of Rhodonite will orchestrate a deep cleansing within the Heart Chakra. 

9. Heart Cleansing Yoga

Yoga is more than a practice that is used to achieve mindfulness, it can also activate the Chakras. By using specific yoga poses you can open the Heart Chakra and cleanse it of energy that does not serve you.

Here are several yoga poses that will help you to heal your Heart Chakra:

Upward facing dog – Urdhva Mukha Svanasana

Lay on your yoga mat face down with your palms on the ground, arms bent. Then lift yourself up so the lower half of your body is still laying on the mat while your upper half is raised. Take deep breaths in and focus on your heart center.

Camel Pose – Ustrasana

Kneel with your toes pointed and lower legs flat against the mat. Then begin to curve your back and bring your hands to the soles of your feet. Stretch backward and raise your chest up the sky. This pose will open your Heart Chakra and invite in positive energy.

Child’s Pose – Balasana

Come into a kneeling position then lie forward with your arms outstretched and torso resting against your things. Use this time to reflect and calm your energy. This position will help to ground your Heart Chakra.


10. Essential Oils

Use the essence of flowers, leaves, herbs, rinds, and tree bark.

Essential oils carry amazing properties, some of which can open your Heart Chakra and cleanse negativity.

Create your own special blend with a combination of Anahata-friendly essential oils such as

Use a carrier oil such as grape seed oil and add your Heart Chakra essential oils. Breath in its scent and let it fill up your senses.

Connect with the fragrance and let it soothe your woes. Then place the oil over the point of your Heart Chakra. 

As you use the oil it will draw out negative energy and promote enrichment and positive energy.

It is a beautiful way to cleanse your Heart Chakra that will leave you feeling refreshed.  

I hope you found the 10 ways for cleansing your Heart Chakra helpful!

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My name is Elsa and I have been the face behind Spirithandbook for 3 years now. I hold a master's degree in psychology and combine the essence of the human mind with deeply rooted spirituality on my blog. Being Greek and German, whenever I'm not drinking coffee, I'm cuddling with my 3 cats Atlas, Cronos, and Gaia.

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