8 Simple Ways To Balance And Unblock Your Heart Chakra (Anāhata)


1. Use Color Therapy To Balance Your Heart Chakra

Underactive Heart Chakra:  Surround Yourself With More Green

The quickest and simplest way to balance an Underactive Heart Chakra is to simply wear or surround yourself with more green.  This can be in the form of clothing, flowers, accessories or furnishings, etc.

Remember, an underactive Heart Chakra has too little flow of energy flowing through it, so when we bring more green into our environment or wardrobe, we’re helping to increase our sensitivity and compassion.

We’re also restoring balance to our autonomic nervous system which is responsible for the running of our unconscious bodily functions, like breathing, heartbeat, etc.

Bringing more green into your world will help boost and balance your Heart Chakra energies and allow them to flow more easily.

Wearing or surrounding yourself with green can also awaken feelings of calm, peace, hope and faith which can be highly-beneficial, if you’re struggling with depression and/or anxiety.

But, what if Green doesn’t suit you?

No worries!  You can still rebalance your Heart Chakra energies even if the colour frequency of green does not suit you.   Simply wear green as underwear or bring it into your environment via ornaments, flowers or why not throw some green cushions onto your sofa?

There’s always a way to bring more green into your world to balance your Heart Chakra, even if it doesn’t suit your skin tone! 😉

Overactive Heart Chakra:  Surround Yourself With More Pinks or Soft Reds


Alternatively, if you’re feeling as though you’re being taken advantage of, you’re experiencing angry, jealousy or constantly blaming others (or the world, God, your childhood, etc.) due to an Overactive Heart Chakra, then simply wear or surround yourself with more pinks or soft reds.

By bringing more pinks or soft reds into your world, you will soothe and rebalance your Heart Chakra energies and help restore balance within your system.

2. Connect With The Element of Air To Revitalize Your Heart Chakra

The Heart Chakra is associated with the element of air  so if we connect with the air energies, this will help revitalize, heal and rebalance the Heart Chakra.


Go outside, throw your head back, close your eyes and open your arms wide, exposing your chest to the sun and air and let the elements blow away the cobwebs and recharge your heart and soul.

Be sure to ‘feel’ the breeze caress your heart, your hair and your skin.  Feel the air swirling across your body like a refreshing wash.

This awareness of feeling will help shift you from the mental, rigid and unfeeling world of the mind and into the world of the heart, where emotion, compassion and acceptance reside

Embrace the air!  It’s there to help cleanse and refresh your heart energies and revitalizing all your other chakras too!


3. Use Stones To Balance Your Heart Chakra

The 8 Most Beneficial Stones / Crystals For Balancing The Heart Chakra

  • Rose Quartz
  • Jade (Pounamu)
  • Pink Calcite
  • Green Aventurine
  • Rhodonite
  • Kunzite
  • Green Tourmaline
  • Pink Tourmaline

Would you like a more in-depth look at each of the beneficial stones and crystals for balancing your Heart Chakra?   Then, be sure to check out the following article:  The 8 Best Stones and Crystals For Balancing Your Heart Chakra.

4. Use Essential Oils And Fragrances To Balance Your Heart Chakra

Another effective way to balance, cleanse and heal your Heart Chakra energies is to use specific fragrances, essential oils or scents.  Since, the Heart Chakra is associated with love, trust and compassion it’s best to use scents which evoke these feelings, such as;

Pinterest-5-best-essential-oils-to-balance-HEART-chakra-anahataThe 5 Most Beneficial Essential Oils For Balancing The Heart Chakra

  • ROSE (Rosa damascena)
  • YLANG YLANG (Cananga Odorata)
  • LAVENDER (Lavendula angustifolia)
  • GERANIUM (Pelargonium graveolens)
  • NEROLI (Citrus aurantium)

Simply, diffuse 3-4 drops of your chosen essential oil in an oil diffuser and allow the pure scents of nature to balance your Heart Chakra energies.

How Do I Choose The Best Essential Oils To Balance The Heart Chakra?

When you shop for essential oils to balance your Heart Chakra be sure to:

  1. Only buy 100% pure essential oils. Therapeutic grade is generally regarded as the best.
  2. Double or even, triple check the botanical names on the label to ensure you purchase the right essential oil for your needs.
  3. If there is no botanical name on the label, do not buy it.

WARNINGS: Some essential oils are not advised to be used by pregnant or nursing women, so ensure you fully research an essential oil before using.  Always read the label and follow directions.

5. Use Foods To Feed And Balance Your Heart Chakra

Another effective way to balance, cleanse and heal your Heart Chakra energies is to use specific foods.  The most beneficial foods for balancing the Heart Chakra are those linked to the Air Element and those which support the vital processes associated with the Heart Chakra.

What Foods Are Good For The Heart Chakra?

The Heart Chakra benefits from green vegetables especially leafy ones, such as:

  • Spinach
  • Lettuce
  • Collard greens
  • Kale

Since the Heart Chakra is linked to the element of air, vegetables grown in the ‘air’ (opposed to underground) are highly-beneficial for the Heart Chakra, such as;

  • Savoy cabbage
  • Broccoli
  • Cauliflower
  • Bok choy
  • Cucumbers

If you’re not a great fan of eating vegetables, no worries!   Simply create some yummy, highly-nutritional vegetable juices which are beneficial for your Heart Chakra, without the dread of having too many greens on our plate! 😉


Balance an Overactive Heart Chakra by throwing in some pink or soft red coloured foods, such as; strawberries, raspberries, rhubarb, etc.  This will help calm any excessive flow of energy within the Heart Chakra area.

6. Allow The Greenery of Nature To Balance + Unblock Your Heart Chakra

The dominant color associated with the Heart Chakra is green.  Therefore, one of the most beneficial activities we can do for the health and well-being of our Heart Chakra (and our physical heart) is to simply surround ourselves with an abundance of natural greenery, as often as possible.

  • Why not go for a walk in the forest or park to restore your Heart Chakra…
  • Or, simply lay down on some grass, close your eyes, relax and allow nature to heal and balance your Heart Chakra…

The greenery of nature has a magical ability to instantly soothe, heal and restore the Heart Chakra, bringing it back into a balanced alignment.  So, give it a go today!  You’ll be glad you did 😉


7. An Attitude of Gratitude Balances The Heart Chakra

The Heart Chakra is centred all around acceptance.  Acceptance of self, acceptance of others and a complete acceptance of life (with all it’s ups and downs).    Therefore, when we live with an ‘attitude of gratitude’ we allow balanced energy to flow through our Heart Chakra.  Which in turn, promotes balance and healing of all other chakras.

Also, having an ‘attitude of gratitude’ allows us to take advantage of the little filter in our mind, called the Reticular Activating System.  This little filter is ‘wired up’ to seek out and find whatever we focus on.  So, just ask yourself;  What do you focus on regularly?

  • Are you thoughts predominantly negative or positive?
  • Do you focus on ‘lack’ and ‘not having’?
  • Or, do you focus your attention on all the great things you have in your life, no matter how great or small they may seem?

Our mind is set-up to find MORE of whatever we focus on.

So, what do you want more of in your life?   Lack or abundance?  It’s a no brainer, right?!   

Can you begin to see…

Having an ‘attitude of gratitude’ not only, allows your Heart Chakra energies to flow in a balanced way but it also helps you bring MORE of what you’re grateful for into your life.

So, from today start shifting your focus away from what you’re ‘not getting’ or what you feel you’re ‘lacking’ or ‘missing out on’ in life and shift it towards seeing and appreciating what you already DO have in your life.

Look around and see the abundance that already exists in your world.

Here’s a simple Gratitude Challenge you can start right away to balance your Heart Chakra energies to help bring more positivity and abundance into your life. 

❤️ The Simplest Gratitude Challenge To Balance Your Heart Chakra

Simply write down 3 things you’re grateful for in your life, everyday for the next 21 days.  That’s it!  Simple, isn’t it?

You’ll might just be surprised how such a simple exercise can allow your life to unfold and expand in so many magical and unexpected ways.   So, be sure to get started today to start reaping the results of a grateful heart. ❤️


(NOTE:  If you’ve got more than 3 things you’re grateful for in your life, that’s great! Write them all down. The more you can tap into this space and energy of gratitude, the faster you’ll refocus your mind, balance your Heart Chakra and expand your life. Also, don’t use an app or online program to record the 3 things you’re grateful for. Instead, use the good ‘ole fashioned way of writing with pen and paper, as this brings results faster. 🙂

8. Use Sound Therapy To Balance Your Heart Chakra

यं Yaṃ Mantra Benefits For Your Heart Chakra:

Pinterest-beej-mantra-YAM-heart-chakraThe sound that resonates and aligns with the Heart Chakra energies is the ‘seed sound’ which can be found within it’s symbol, the bījā mantra यं Yaṃ (Pronounced ‘Yahm’).

Chanting यं Yaṃ helps to cleanse and rebalance the Heart Chakra energies.  It also helps to keep the physical heart in tip-top shape.

If you struggle with relationship difficulties, for example, you feel like you’re unable ‘open up’ and let others in or you feeling as though life is ‘lacking’ love right now, then chanting यं Yaṃ can help resolve these issues.

Chanting यं Yaṃ helps you relax and give yourself the permission to openly give and receive unconditional love and compassion.

So, start chanting यं Yaṃ today and reaping the life-enhancing benefits! 😉

Much love,
Marie ️ ️❤️

PS.  Do you want a more in-depth look at each of the beneficial stones and crystals for balancing your Heart Chakra?   Then, be sure to check out the following article:  The 8 Best Stones For Balancing Your Heart Chakra (4th Energy Center) Alternatively, if you want to learn more about all your seven major chakras, click here.