3 Simple Yoga Poses To Open Your Heart Chakra

Last Updated on

Simple Yoga Poses For The Heart Chakra

Heart Chakra Yoga Poses

A regular yoga practice is a great way to open and balance your heart or fourth chakra and the entire chakra system. Since the chakras are intricately linked, the opening and balancing of one chakra understandably benefits energy flow through the rest of the chakras. The heart chakra located in the center of your chest, governs your respiratory and circulatory systems, as well as the heart itself. Heart opening yoga poses, or asanas, typically involve the chest and shoulder area, as well as arching postures.

Basic Yoga Poses for the Heart Chakra

A yoga position, called an asana, is a pose designed to benefit your physical, spiritual, and emotional health. Adapted from the Sanskrit word asanam, meaning a “seated posture,” the basic asanas for the heart chakra strengthen the circulatory and cardiovascular systems.




To open and balance your heart chakra, incorporate yoga poses that stretch, strengthen, and expand your shoulders and chest. Here are a few to get you started:

  • Cobra (Bhujangasana) — Intended to broaden the chest area through breath, cobra is a great asana for opening the heart chakra. Not only does it promote spinal strength, but it also invigorates the circulatory system.
  • Cow Face (Gomukhasana) — Like cobra, cow face pose strengthens the spine and stretches the arms, shoulders, and hips opening the chest and heart chakra.
  • Eagle (Garudasana) — The arm and leg positions that make up eagle pose not only build strength and balance, but also open the fourth chakra.
  • Camel (Ustrasana) — This backbend asana strengthens the lower back, thighs, and legs while opening and invigorating the heart chakra.
  • Fish (Matsyasana) — A tremendous pose for improving spinal flexibility and strengthening the back, you might want to use a bolster for this one. When practiced correctly, fish pose expands the chest cavity to allow the Anahata chakra room to fully open.
  • Cat (Marjaryasana) — Cat pose is a great way to release back tension that may be keeping your heart chakra from opening.
  • Upward-facing Dog (Urdhva Mukha Svanasana) — As it strengthens the spine, upward-facing dog also stretches the lungs and chest to open the fourth chakra.

There are numerous benefits associated with chakra yoga focused on the heart: When the fourth chakra is open and balanced, it fosters forgiveness, balances and blends the spiritual and physical, and is home to unconditional love.


Make every cell in your body awaken and rejoice!

Most of us have energetic blocks and imbalances as well as energy-sabotaging habits that prevent us from accessing our full vitality, which leads us to feel exhausted, scattered, dull… even ill.

The good news is that doesn’t have to continue! Bestselling author and world-renowned expert on chakras, Anodea Judith, will reveal the secret to optimizing your energy system, during a free virtual event hosted by The Shift Network: Supercharge Your Chakra Practice: How to Heal Your Energy Centers & Unleash the Full Power of Your Life Force.

We hope to “see” you there! It’s FREE to attend and you will receive a recording if you can’t listen live. >> SUPERCHARGE YOUR CHAKRAS NOW.

Heart Chakra Yoga Poses


Do you want to have more success and joy in your life? The best way to do this is by learning more about your name through numerology. It is a 4,000 year-old science that can help you learn the meaning of your name, because your name was no accident! All it takes is your name and date of birth, click here to get your free personalized numerology reading.

Shop Chakras Products

7 Chakras Healing Bracelet

$14.95

7 Chakras Braided Bracelet

$12.89

Colorful Rainbow Chakra Throw

$24.95


Author:


Related Articles

Heart Chakra Yoga Poses

Heart Chakra Yoga Poses

Simple Yoga Poses For The Heart Chakra A regular yoga ...
Read More
Sacral Chakra Healing Chart

Chakra Test

Chakra Test ...
Read More
Overactive Heart Chakra

Overactive Heart Chakra

Signs You May Have An Overactive Heart Chakra An overactive ...
Read More
Loading...



6 Responses to Heart Chakra Yoga Poses

  • RoseMary Trevors

    Thank you so much for this valuable information & guidance.
    Sending love.

  • RoseMary Trevors

    Thank you so much for providing this valuable information & guidance. Sending love & kindest.

  • Cara

    Some of the yoga is difficult for me to do related to a shoulder injury. What is a good book to learn yoga

  • Jyoti

    Try the book Wheels of Life by Anodea Judith. Gives lots of practical examples to balance chakras

  • P.Nanditha

    It’s really amazing and wonderful !I have realized what i need

  • Ashley

    Wish it gave a bit more description on how to actually RE-align your chakras and open up to them, to self meditate

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Send this to a friend