Have you ever felt pain in your heart chakra? Manifesting as emotional symptoms, such as sadness, moodiness, mistrust or being overly critical or possessive, pain in the sensitive heart chakra can lead to a whole range of adverse reactions. Physical imbalances in this chakra might include a cardiac or respiratory issue or a feeling of pain and heaviness in the heart.
Heart Chakra Imbalance: Causes
Heart chakra pain is often associated with having a “broken heart,” from being let down in some way by someone you love or loved. Rejection, abuse, grief, trauma and loss are emotionally painful to experience and can leave an energetic imprint in the heart chakra.
The heart chakra is located in the chest area and bridges the lower and upper chakras. In effect, it connects the physical with the spiritual. When the energy in this center is disturbed or blocked, you may experience a resurgence of painful or negative emotions.
Heart Chakra Pain: Physical Issues
A blocked heart chakra hurts on an emotional level, but it can also lead to the manifestation of physical disease and illness if not addressed, cleared and healed. Heart disease, cardiovascular disease, coronary artery disease, abnormal heart rhythms, arrythmias and congenital heart disease are just some of the physical manifestations of heart chakra imbalance. Lung and respiratory issues including asthma, pulmonary disease, emphysema, chronic bronchitis and pneumonia can also arise. Breast cancer and upper back issues can result, and a disruption to the thymus gland can impede immune system functioning.