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03 Feb , 2018
Is your heart chakra blocked? Try these powerful techniques to open it.

Is your heart chakra blocked? Try these powerful techniques to open it.


 “To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.” ~ Oscar Wilde

February is the month of love. So naturally it makes sense to make it about the heart; that beautiful vessel where the physical and spiritual come together.

The heart, or heart chakra (the 4th chakra located at the centre of the seven), governs how we see ourselves, our relationships and other people, all creatures and the surrounding world. Wounds that are filled with our deepest insecurities and fears reside in the heart chakra. If we do not clear emotional baggage from this areas, it can then become a blockage that prevents love from flowing freely.

Open heart chakras are full of love, compassion and forgiveness and little emphasis is placed on material possessions, or the trivial things in life. 

Learning how to open the Heart Chakra can be a beautiful experience. Whether a person has experienced blockage since childhood or due to a recent encounter, opening the heart is the start of your healing process.

If you feel you are experiencing the symptoms of a closed and imbalanced Heart Chakra, try these tactics to restore peace, keep it open and engage in joy and ease effortlessly.



“Remember in our inmost being, we are all completely loveable because spirit is love. Beyond what anyone can make you think of feel about yourself, your unconditional spirit stands shining with a love that nothing can tarnish.”
~ Deepak Chopra


  1. Undertake breathing exercises.


Breathing exercises help to clear the heart chakra, as this chakra is associated with the element of air. Sitting in an upright position inhale deeply through the nose feeling the belly area  and chest area to expand and then hold for approximately five seconds. As we exhale, feel heart chakra begin to open up by drawing all of your attention to your heart space and breath. Deep breathing allows the flow of energy (prana) to move around the body and helps to relieve any tension surrounding the heart area


  1. Be open with your emotions and stop clinging to your feelings.


Do yourself a favour and consciously work on speaking your truth and being open with how you feel. If an uncomfortable emotion emerges, rather than identify with it, cling to it or run away from it, hold space for it as you would a small child until it passes. And it will always pass. Feel to heal. Another way of being open with your emotions and ensuring they don’t remain bottled up in the body is to write them down or scream them out loud; whatever it takes to let them out. This is a great way to become comfortable, aware and at peace with the plethora of feelings that arise.


  1. Chant mantras and affirmations


Mantras and positive affirmations are a great way to connect with your chakras. Using one of #HANAKO’s vibrational natural perfumes (try I AM… LOVE), spritz around your auric field. Then chant ‘YAM’. The heart chakra is associated with the vibrational sound of "YAM", so it’s best to chant this when you feel yourself closing your heart to the world. The Metta meditation is also a great Buddhist practice that will help you lead passionately with your heart. It allows for unconditional love to occur by simply cultivating loving and kindness through our thoughts and feelings.

AFFIRMATION: “I am strong, confident and beautiful in my being. I am divine love.”


  1. Indulge in yoga


Practicing yoga teaches you to be in the present moment and will guide you in opening your heart. Dwelling in past loves or past problems only brings us down, and if we stress about the future then we aren't living fully. A few great poses to aid you in "opening your heart" are camel pose, eagle pose, and a back-bending practice.


  1. Surround yourself with green


The heart chakra is represented by the colour green. So eat more dark green leafy vegetables and drink green tea. Yummo!


  1. Practice acceptance


Ever heard of the saying, if you can’t change it, forget it? In terms of clearing the heart space, this rings true. Why worry over something you have no control over? Focus on what you can control. On what you can change. That’s what will bring you contentment and happiness. Make your daily intention to go with the flow and let it be.


  1. Use crystals


There are many crystals and gems that can also help to balance the heart chakra. Green and pink stones are the two most powerful colours to enhance healing and to stimulate the heart chakra. Rose quartz and Calcite are especially helpful and handy to have nearby at all times.


  1. Practice forgiveness


We can begin to heal the heart simply by forgiving ourselves for all of our flaws, imperfections and errors. Rather than be shackled by the past, we can let go and be free to live the life that feels right to us. Before we can even begin to offer anyone else profound and absolute love we have to first fully accept and unconditionally love ourselves through forgiveness.


  1. Be guided with The Heart Kit

When it comes to heart chakra healing, essential oils such as rose, geranium, neroli, ylang ylang, jasmine, bergamot are key. The Heart Kit provides a loving, helping hand by assisting in bringing you back to your highest state of being to the here and now. The 4-part kit guides you through heartbreak, loss, trauma or relationship difficulties – which can often stir up a range of emotions including anger, resentment, regret, bitterness and jealousy. Left unprocessed, these emotions can cause the heart chakra to harden, which is the opposite of what we want to achieve.

Inside the Kit you’ll find – PINK BABY ROSE – an essence that helps you to access a deep yet subtle level of healing by surrendering issues of the heart to the highest self. I AM… LOVE is an essence of the heart, a nourishing and supportive aroma that allows you to feel safe, secure and supported as your heart opens again. The two meridian blends – HEART AND GALLBLADDER – stimulate Qi energy lines around the body that will help ease stress and anxiety related to emotional upsets, allowing space for forgiveness and compassion for yourself and others. Beautiful, isn’t it?

Always remember that love is the greatest healer. Especially love for yourself.
The more we get into the practice of clearing our heart chakras, the more we can keep hold of the good thoughts and feelings and pass them on to those around us through acceptance, forgiveness and unconditional love.
lots of love + healing light
Rach xo

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02 Feb , 2018
HANAKO Heart Chakra Rose Quartz

Connecting to your heart chakra for deeper living

Hanako Heart Chakra

Sometimes when the chest feels heavy or tight, it is trying to tell you something. A signal to Breathe. Ground. Connect. Slow down. Come back into the heart to purge any murky energy.

SELF LOVE MEDITATION: Close your eyes and connect with your breath. Take your attention to the heart and let it rest there. The heart is the ever knowing, authentic, guiding compass to your journey and the helper of moving forward gracefully. 

Can you sit with your feelings? Can you hold space for them; nurturing them lovingly until they are released with compassion and acceptance?

What is coming up at this time? What needs to be surrendered and let go? Breathe through the pain. Keep the heart open. 

Breathe in life force. Breathe out all that no longer serves you. Do this for as long as it takes to feel a sense of peace within.


Count your blessings; embody the lessons 

There is a message or lesson to be learned with all relationships that cross our path, and always a reason it chose our path to cross.

We learn about self – how far can we be stretched?

What do we allow?

What is it that needs healing within?

Why did I attract this particular relationship? 

Once we listen to and learn from these messages it allows us to open to forgiveness, compassion and unconditional love, and allows anger and resentment to melt away. The heart can then be soft, open and receptive to higher love and relationships. 

Always remember: beliefs that are ready to be transformed show you the way through their shadows. Be willing to follow your process into seeming darkness and discomfort, to find the gifts being offered there, apparent enclosures and limitations are only disguised opportunities to expand.


As we unfold into the busiest season of the year (can you believe it’s almost Christmas!), now is a beautiful time best spent in deep reflection, introspection and inner/spiritual focus as we let go of whatever we are holding onto physically, emotionally and metaphysically and shed layers that do not serve us any longer. 

The HANAKO HEART KIT is perfect for this. Just like THE LETTING GO KIT, it helps release energetic blocks – but in an even deeper way. It opens your heart centre, letting you sink into aspects of love and connection.


HANAKO The Heart Kit   HANAKO The Heart Kit


If you've been struggling with letting go or making peace of past or current relationships, the 4-step kit will guide you in addressing any unprocessed emotions which can cause heart energy to close or ‘harden’, leaving one less receptive to new experiences and relationships.

After using each of the formulas, you'll emerge with the clarity and tools for self love so you can nourish your spirit and know that you are intrinsically worthy. 

You might also want to rest a Rose Quartz beside you when using these sacred potions. Rose Quartz is the ultimate self love stone. It holds a very gentle vibration of love for the holder and anyone who comes in contact with it. It helps you tune into your softer side, listen deeply to your heart and mend relationships with grace.


From hereon, wherever you go, and whatever you do, become aware of anything that suggests you are not worthy to receive all that you desire. Self judgment can seriously hamper your evolution. Always, ALWAYS, love yourself first and foremost and live in alignment with the compass of your heart.

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lots of love + healing light
Rachel xo

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01 Feb , 2018
Rose Quartz Heart Healing Meditation

Rose Quartz Heart Healing Meditation

Rose Quartz: A stone that represents unconditional love, joy, compassion and healing. Having this stone close within your energy field will work its wonders by vibrating and resonating out its loving energy impacting not only your own energy but those around you. Placing this stone on the heart or higher heart can bring a sense of deep emotional healing particularly good when one is moving through challenges, grief or relationship issues, helping to dissolve frustration, sadness, anger and resentment gifting you with a sense of peace and calm. 
This visual Meditation is extremely valuable when we are facing challenges or difficult times in life or with others. It helps us to go within and release fears and negative reactions from built up anger and irritability allowing us to feel the warmth of our heart and keep our heart space open and receptive.
1. Laying down in savasana gently place a rose quartz on the heart and gently close your eyes. Imagine now right at the hearts centre in the middle of the chest a beautiful soft pink/gold healing light.
2. Keep your imagination on this healing pink light, feeling the warmth of your heart and begin to see it start radiating out to the rest of the body, leaving your whole body resting in a beautiful golden pink bubble of healing light.
3. Now start to visualise others around you that you would like to touch with this healing pink/golden light and extend this light out to them, if you have stronger ‘'negative” emotions to someone you can visualise them standing in front of you then silently or aloud say “I forgive and I release you” as you bathe yourself and them in this light, keep saying it until the strength of the emotion starts to dissipate and you are both left bathing in the golden pink healing light.
4. As long as you need to keep radiating out this warming healing light do so and when you feel ready bring your attention back to your own body, then to your heart and begin to see the light fade to a balanced vibration.
5. Feel yourself grounded back in the room and on the floor and gently open your eyes.
This was a snippet from our Big Book of Crystal Meditations. For the full shebang, download this FREE here.

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