Chakras & Essential Oils: Balancing the Heart Chakra

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General by Charlynn Avery

Aromatherapist Charlynn Avery is back with another installment of our series on balancing the chakras using essential oils. This week, she talks about the Heart Chakra and the best essential oils for this energy center.

We live in a time that is in dire need of love. With a focus on the heart chakra (anahata), you can open yourself up to the experience of living compassionately and with unconditional love leading you in all that you do. This important, vibrant energy center is what links the physical and material with the spiritual – in other words, it is the link between heaven and earth.

With anahata in balance, you feel open and secure in your emotional connection to others. You are your creative, loving, and inspired self. One color connection for the heart is green. This vibrant green can be found in nature – it is the green of a leaf in May, full of the warmth of the sun, plump with the moisture of the rain. It is the symbol of all that is alive and it’s radiance is a reminder of the most pure love. Out of balance, we can feel unattached, heartless and disconnected from ourselves and others.

In aromatherapy, we look at floral oils that have connections with the emotion of love. Jasmine, rose and geranium are excellent choices in that they are oils that warm and open the heart. We also look at leaf oils that are opening to the lungs. Breath and chest expansion is a key component to balance in this area. Using oils like eucalyptus, peppermint and rosemary are great choices to help you breathe and fully open in the chest.

To support the heart chakra with essential oils, diffuse any or several of the above oils in your home. You can also wear these oils diluted in your favorite carrier as a perfume or body spray. For more information on balancing anahata and essential oil tips, visit Aura Cacia

Click here to see the entire chakra balancing series.

About the Author

Charlynn Avery

Charlynn Avery is an aromatherapist and educator for Aura Cacia and Frontier Natural Products Co-op. In her work, she travels around the U.S. teaching about safe and effective essential oil use and is passionate about those powerful oils. Her life’s mission is to empower each individual to be in charge of their own health and healing.  

Ms. Avery has spent her career practicing and teaching in the arena of holistic health and wellness as a licensed massage therapist and aromatherapist and currently holds additional certifications in holistic nutrition, Thai massage, life coaching and hypnotherapy. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Iowa State University and received her additional education through both Carlson College of Massage Therapy and the Southwest Institute of Healing Arts.  

Although she loves natural healing, she loves yoga and spending time in nature even more. An avid traveler both for work and pleasure, she can often be found getting her U.S. National Park passport stamped or reading a good book in an airport as she waits to make her next connection.

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