How to Unblock the Heart Chakra as a Yoga Witch
Welcome back to the Season of Anya! Today we are going to discuss How to Unblock the Heart Chakra as a Yoga Witch Woohoo! We are building some momentum with our Chakra Series for Witches! We are officially half way through this series now, which means we are officially into the upper chakra system, the more feminine chakras, the 5D chakras, if you will.
The heart chakra, anahata, is represented by the color green, some witches and spiritual yogis will also refer to it with the color pink, for quite obvious reasons. Do what feels right to you. I tend to be a rule follower (womp womp), so since the yogi gods said it's represented by the color green, I'm going to stick to it for official purposes. As always fam, do what feels right to you.
How do I know if my heart chakra is blocked?
This probably goes without saying, but a heart chakra blockage can be attributed to all sorts of things, often times stemming from childhood. Maybe your needs weren't quite met as a child, and you had an emotionally unavailable parent? Perhaps you struggle with depression, which has left you with a sense of unworthiness.
Maybe you give too much of yourself to others, and you aren't filling your heart back up with love, so you're feeling depleted because you aren't tending to your own needs. Perhaps you have to work on setting boundaries and have allowed others to take advantage of you.
Keeping in mind that with the chakras, the wheels are both a polar energy, meaning that it's that give and take, a push and pull. You may feel just fantastic and have all that love saved yourself, but what are you doing to spread that love towards others?
Do you constantly take from others without holding space for them or giving back? Are you always the one receiving compliments but never the one to give them out? Does love appear as weakness to you so you are afraid to display an act of love or affection to a friend or a romantic partner out of fear?
These ideas and concepts can help you explore how to better understand the essence of the heart chakra and what it means to have a heart chakra blockage.
How to Unblock the Heart Chakra
Below are some tools and resources so you can unblock the heart chakra, use what resonates with you so you can find your natural way of allowing the flow of this beautiful energy to release through you.
Connect with the Color Green or Pink
Connecting with any color of the chakra system provides a great visual representation and reminder of the energy that we're working with. For example, something about eating green beans a Brussels sprouts doesn't quite resonate with me in terms of connecting with the heart chakra energy, but maybe if you're connecting to something like a matcha latte, or green tea, okay, that works a little better.
And while pink isn't the official color of the heart chakra, it truly does serve as a more natural connection to the energy of divine love. With that, maybe while you're connecting to the heart chakra you want to incorporate a little more pink into your wardrobe, vibe with some rose quartz and buy yourself some fresh roses or flowers. Whatever gets you feeling soft and in love (with love) will do the trick.
Personal Note: For me, as I'm currently working through this chakra, I've been enjoying watching little romantic stories and day dreams as I'm trying to attract more love into my life and just connect with the entire message of love.
5 Affirmations for the Heart Chakra
Below are some affirmations for the heart chakra to keep you connected to the divine spirit of love. Repeat these affirmations throughout the day,
1) I vibrate at the highest frequency of love.
2) I shower myself with unconditional love. (You can do this even when you shower or even pour some moon water over your head while bathing)
3) I radiate and attract joy with a loving heart.
4) I love myself so that I can love others, and others can love me.
5) I am a divine being of love and light.
Self Care and Self Love Rituals for the Heart Chakra
To unblock the heart chakra, I would highly recommend doing some serious self care and self love. For example, you could do something as simple as light a few candles or some incense and take a bath with a few drops of rose and jasmine essential oil to get you into a softer more open state.
You could charge some rose quartz under a full moon and drop it into your bath as well (rose quartz IS safe to be immersed in water for a short amount of time). Very mindfully wash yourself and feel yourself pouring love into your body. When you're out of the bath lotion your body up very lovingly and slowly while allowing yourself to feel the love you are putting into your body. We are so quick to pour love onto others but forget to fill our own cups with loving abundance.
Either following this bath, or at a different time would present for a great opportunity to connect with your altar and do a self love spell perhaps, or even just some journaling while you emphasize your strengths and the things you love about yourself. Again, I'm feeling really drawn to full moon energy with this particular chakra (but that's my bias), so you can do this on a full moon and make some moon water while you do this, and then drink it throughout the week or even pour some of that moon water into your self care bath.
Another great self care ritual for unblocking the hear chakra would be writing yourself a love letter. Pour some love into yourself, and even seal this letter with a kiss. Feel the love you are giving yourself as you pour that energy into this letter. If you desire, burn this letter on a full moon to seal your intention and send off all that juicy love into the universe. Or, if you wish, hang on to it, and give it a gander at a later time.
Better yet, share the love and mail a love note to a friend or family to brighten their day.
5 Shadow Work Prompts for the Heart Chakra:
As much as I love the light and nourishing aspect of connecting with the heart chakra, let's keep it real and understand that honoring and understanding our shadows is also a quite necessary part of the healing journey. Below are a few shadow work prompts to get you started.
1) What barriers have I built around myself from receiving love? What caused me to create these barriers?
2) What prevents me from getting into close relationships with others? How do I self sabotage these relationships from happening? (This can be romantic or not)
3) In what ways am I ignoring or dismiss my needs from loving myself or others? Why am I ignoring these needs?
4) What is my first memory of being deprived of love? Has this experience convinced me that I'm not deserving of love?
5) How can I cultivate more self compassion and self love into my life?
6 Yoga Poses for Opening the Heart Chakra
A good yoga witch should be trying to incorporate at least a little yoga into their daily practice, right? Some great yoga poses for unblocking the heart chakra are
--Cat cow pose
--Corpse pose, savasana
--Upward facing dog
--Salabhasana, Locust pose
Heart Chakra Meditation for the Spiritual Yoga Witch:
Lay down in a very comfortable position, with your shoulders nuzzled under your chest, supporting your heart with your palms open and facing upward with leg and feet sprawled out comfortably. Get into a meditative headspace and start to envision your self, floating on the bed of a soft pink cloud. The sky around you is during sunrise, with beautiful notes of warm yellow, orange, and pinks engulfing you with gentle warm rays.
You can feel the sun gently warming your body to a comfortably warm temperature. As you lay on this cushion of clouds, surrounded by soft and
divine energy, you feel this beam of or a sparkling, champagne pink illuminating all from your heart. This beam begins to gently grow, and expands all the way into the cosmos, the universe, connecting you to this nourishing, cosmic energy that is pouring into you and filling your heart so full.
Take as much time to float into the astral realm as needed as you feel your body receiving so much love and abundance, that child-like love of life, and happiness. When it feels right, you start to see your slowly descend back from the clouds, and you make your descent back into where you are currently laying, into your physical body. As you begin to ground back down, slowly wiggle your toes, and your fingers and then start to make gentle movements with your body as you awaken from this beautiful meditation.
Journal any thoughts or visions that came to you during this meditation.
Heart Chakra Cheat Sheet:
SEED SOUND (MANTRA): Yam
CRYSTALS: Rose Quartz, Green Calcite
ESSENTIAL OILS: Geranium, Rose, Cedar
YOGA POSES: Bridge, Cat Cow, Sphinx
DEITIES: Lakshmi, Aphrodite, Isis, Mary
ANIMALS: Antelope, wolf, love birds/doves
AFFIRMATION: I radiate and recieve love
Click here for a free download of the heart chakra cheat sheet for your PDF. It's cute and fits perfectly into your BoS!
I don't know about you, but I am so ready to receive more love into my life. What did you think of this blog post for unblocking the heart chakra for yoga witches? Did I miss anything? Share below.
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