February is the month of love! So I thought it only fitting to write a blog about the heart chakra. I often start a therapy session by balancing the heart chakra, as it is a great way to relax a dog.
Where is the heart chakra?
Not surprisingly, it is on the chest, but all chakras are situated on the front and back of the body, so it can also be balanced at the base of the neck.
Why balance any of the chakras?
Each of the seven chakras along the body relate to certain areas of the body, and emotions. When we are ill or have emotional problems, the corresponding chakra becomes out of balance. Balancing that chakra then reduces the symptoms you feel due to the illness and your body can begin to heal itself.
Which issues will the heart chakra help with?
Physical issues – all respiratory issues, heart and lung problems, issues with the front legs such as musclular tension and joint pain, joint issues in the paws, thymus gland problems such as low immune system.
Emotional issues – relationships with other dogs – particularly when a new dog enters the family, or if there has been past trauma, self control, grief, loneliness, harmony both with other animals and people.
How can you balance your dog’s chakra?
So, does it sound like your much loved dog needs a little balancing to help them to feel peaceful and happy?
There are so many different ways to do this. A therapist like myself, can use reiki which channels reiki to the chakra, balancing the energies, removing blockages or excesses, and allowing the body to heal itself. But there are so many ways you can do it yourself as well…
First pick a sense. Sight, sound, smell or touch.
Sight – a colour relates to each of the chakra, and green relates to the heart chakra. Check out the resources section on my website
Sound – certain sound waves also balance the chakras. The mantra Yam balances the heart chakra. To download an app that uses these sound waves, see the link above to my website. I love to listen to the sounds which balance the chakras, myself, as well!
Smell – rose, neroli, orange and lavender are just a few of the essential oils which can balance the heart chakra. If your dog has a particular issue, and you would like to use essentials to help, but don’t know which would be most effective, contact me for an in-depth consultation. Once you have the essential oil, they are so easy to use with your dog. Simply offer the essential oil bottle to your dog so they can self select, and move away when they have smelt the oil enough to benefit from the healing properties.
Touch – well, it’s barely touch, but still… healing crystals work with the vibration of the energies of the body, clearing blockages, absorbing negative energy from the body, and helping the energy to flow clearly around the body. I have chosen two crystals which both balance the heart chakra, to create two collar charms for dogs. The beauty of the collar charms is that they also hang directly over the area where the heart chakra is on your dog’s chest, the perfect place to have the full effect on the chakra!
Generally green crystals are the best to balance the heart chakra, so I have made a Valentine’s collar charm with malachite. This is a lovely protective crystal which also has properties to help with all the issues of the heart chakra mentioned above.
But I also couldn’t have a Valentine’s collar charm without using rose quartz. For one, it is pink, which shouts valentines a lot more than green crystals! But also, it is a beautiful nurturing, gentle crystal. It has very relaxing energies, and also helps with depression, bereavement and loneliness, it’s like being wrapped in a warm blanket!
So, why not treat your dog this Valentine’s day to a collar charm that not only looks pretty, but helps to reduce pain, ease muscular tension, helps with breathing problems, boosts the immune system, releases past trauma, and eases grief and depression.
What better valentine could your dog wish for?!
My Valentine’s collar charms are available for purchase on my website