Monday, April 21, 2014

Aromatherapy and The Heart Chakra

The fourth chakra, the heart chakra,rests in the center of the chakra system, at the core of our spirit. Its physical location is the heart, upper chest, and upper back. The fourth is the balance point, integrating the world of matter (the lower three chakras) with the world of spirit (the upper three chakras). Through the heart chakra, we open to and connect with harmony and peace. The health of our heart center registers the quality and power of love in our life. In Sanskrit, the heart chakra is called Anahata, which means "unstruck" or "unhurt." Its name implies that deep beneath our personal stories of brokenness and the pain in our heart, wholeness, boundless love, and a wellspring of compassion reside.

How does a blocked and unbalanced heart chakra feel? 

It is a black patch of emptiness in an otherwise healthy impeccable aura. 

It’s a weight you carry around day and night.

It’s a dull constant pain in the chest, almost physical, reminding you that the heart that was shattered into a thousand fragments has not become totally whole again, maybe it never will.

It’s shortness of breath, undisclosed emotions and fear to feel what was once suppressed.

Oils we will be using to balance this chakra are: 

Chamomile Roman


Latin Name: Citrus Bergamia
Country Of Origin: Italy, Ivory Coast
Obtained by: Expressed fresh outer peel
Scent: Fresh, sweet, spicy, Lemony
Safety Data: Limited shelf life, phototoxic – avoid exposure to UV rays for 12hrs after application. 
Action: Relaxing, Balancing, Uplifting
Benefits: Excellent Anti depressant and enhances immunity. Soothes spasms, helps fight infection, anti viral. Perfect for treatment of stress, nervous indigestion, lack of appetite, psoriasis, herpes and urinary tract infections. 
The Oil and The Chakra: Bergamot helps release blockages thus opening the heart chakra.

Chamomile Roman

Latin Name: Chamomelium Nobile
Country Of Origin: France, England, Belgium, USA
Obtained by: Steam distillation of flower heads
Scent: Warm, fruity, apple like
Safety Data: Non-toxic, Non- Irritant, Can cause dermatitis in rare cases. Avoid in pregnancy
Action: Deeply soothing and comforting
Benefits: insomnia, asthma, indigestion, psoriasis, scanty or painful periods, teething, earache. Calms nerves, spasms, pain and inflammation, gentle, excellent for children or frail individuals
The Oil and The Chakra: Roman chamomile is harmonizing, peaceful and nurturing. It promotes feelings of love and compassion for the self and others. It cultivates acceptance and appreciation for one’s own limitations.


Latin Name: Cymbopogon Martinii var. martinii
Country Of Origin: India, Pakistan
Obtained by: Steam or water distillation of fresh or dried grass
Scent: Fresh, floral, rosy
Safety Data: Non-toxic, Non- Irritant, Non-Sensitizing
Action: Antiseptic, bactericidal, digestive, hydrating, tonic
Benefits: This oil in invaluable for treatment of skin conditions as it moisturizes the skin, helps in regeneration of scar tissue, thus very good for scar healing, and regulates sebum production. Palmarosa is also precious when dealing with issues of the digestive system. It is beneficial for treatment of nervous exhaustion and stress related conditions. 
The Oil and the chakra:It promotes love, compassion, hope and an ability to experience deeper, more honest and meaningful relationships. It cultivates nurturing and self love. Rose also instills an appreciation for beauty.


Latin Name: Aniba rosaeodora
Country Of Origin: Amazon Region; Brazil and Peru
Obtained by: Steam Distillation of wood chippings
Scent: very sweet, woody-floral
Safety Data: Non-toxic, Non- Irritant, Non-Sensitizing
Action: Analgesic, Antidepressant, anti-microbial, aphrodisiac, deodorant, immune system stimulant, tissue regenerator
Benefits: This oil in invaluable for treatment of skin conditions as it moisturizes the skin, helps ilike acne, dermatitis, scars, wounds, wrinkles due to it’s skin regeneration properties. Being an immune system stimulant it is beneficial for treatment of coughs, colds, fever and infections. Helps in treatment of headaches, nausea, nervous tension and stress related conditions.
The Oil and The Chakra: Rosewood soothes the pains of separation or abandonment and abates loneliness and sorrow, all emotions commonly experienced in the heart chakra

What do I imagine a balanced and unblocked heart chakra feels like? 

I imagine weightlessness 

Laughter without constraints

Ability to love without fear of rejection or loss

Ability to breathe freely, loving and cherishing each breath

Ability to feel whole

To feel free

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