Introduction to the Heart Chakra

Parita Shah, Intuitive Energy Healer & Reiki Master Teacher

Parita Shah, Intuitive Energy Healer & Reiki Master Teacher

After receiving a diagnosis of an autoimmune condition, and experiencing countless symptoms that didn’t budge through conventional allopathic medicine, Parita sought complimentary forms of healing through meditation and Reiki. Energy healing helped her listen to her body’s innate wisdom, cope with chronic illness, and pursue her soul’s calling - helping others heal through the mind and body connection. With energy healing sessions, courses, and a blog, she shares tools for transformation and self-healing.

What's revealed in my Heart Chakra? The meaning of a blocked, stagnant or weak chakra is that you are struggling with one of the functions of that chakra.
Heart Chakra Balancing - Meaning of the Heart Chakra - Energy Healing

Heart Chakra Sanskrit Name


Heart Chakra Color


Heart Chakra Element


Heart Chakra Frequency

639 Hz

Heart Chakra Mantra


Sense of the Heart Chakra


Demon of the Heart Chakra


Right of the Heart Chakra

To love and be loved

Heart Chakra Location and Glands

The Heart Chakra governs the heart, lungs, blood, rib cage, diaphragm, shoulders, breasts, arms and hands. The Thymus Gland is also a part of the 4th chakra.

Stressors of the Heart Chakra

The Heart Chakra is disturbed with neglect or abandonment. Rejection, as well as the ending of relationships, brings distress to the chakra.Relationships that lack faith or loyalty create disharmony here. It’s also hurt by the loss of a loved one and grief. If one has encountered rude behavior, unwelcoming attitudes, or the lack of nurture in childhood, he/she may have a depleted 4th chakra.

Signs of Physical Imbalance in the Heart Chakra

A weak Heart Chakra can present in the following ways

  • Heart Disease
  • Issues with the Lungs such as Asthma
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breathing difficulties, or heart palpitations
  • Shoulder aches, or rounded shoulders
  • Upper/mid-back pain
  • Circulation issues

How a Blocked Heart Chakra can Manifest into the Outer World

When we have an unbalanced Heart Chakra, the following can manifest

  • Inability to feel or express love
  • Narcissism
  • Depression, or feelings of loneliness
  • Inability to socialize
  • Withdrawn or feeling disconnected from others
  • Criticism, and judgement for yourself or others
  • Jealousy, bitterness or envy
  • Attachment issues especially in relationships
  • Codependency
  • Inability to uphold boundaries or overly sheltering boundaries
  • Apathy

Attributes of a Healthy Heart Chakra

When the Heart Chakra is spinning at a healthy rate, we

  • Able to draw empathy and compassion for ourselves and others
  • Feel balanced and calm
  • Feel loved and loving
  • Accept ourselves and others
  • Practice forgiveness
  • Feel gratitude and content
  • Are comfortable with giving and receiving physical affection
  • Can give and receive with generosity and ease
  • Optimistic
  • Release expectations around love
  • Can’t find meaning or joy in all that you do

Heart Chakra Meaning

The meaning of a blocked, stagnant or weak chakra is that you are struggling with one of the functions of that chakra. See below to discover what your heart chakra can tell you about your consciousness.

What are you holding in your heart chakra? Share below!

Heart Chakra Theme - Heart Chakra Meaning
Parita Shah Intuitive Energy Healer - Reiki Master Teacher

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  • Cecilia Faveri de Oliveira

    Thank you <3!

    • paritashahhealing

      You’re so welcome!

  • Kelly

    This really spoke to me. I’m crying because so many of these things apply to me and I feel them everyday. I came across this exactly when I needed it most. Thank you

    • paritashahhealing

      I’m glad this resonates with you! Wishing you well, Parita x

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