Blocked Heart Chakra? Here Are 10 Signs

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The heart chakra is the fourth chakra. It is located in the center of the chest and is associated with the color green.

The heart chakra is all about love, compassion, and forgiveness. An open heart chakra allows us to love fully and unconditionally.

When the heart chakra is blocked, we may feel disconnected from others, resentful, or hopeless. We may find it difficult to give or receive love. If you suspect your heart chakra is closed, here are ten signs to look out for:


1. You’re guarded

Emotionally guarded woman.

A closed heart chakra can manifest as emotional guardedness. You may hold back your true feelings for fear of rejection or hurt. 

As a result, you may build walls around yourself, making it difficult for others to get close to you.


2. You have a hard time forgiving others—and yourself

Depressed woman. Painting.

If you find it difficult to forgive someone who has hurt you, your heart chakra is likely partially or fully closed.

Resentment only causes more pain—both for you and the other person—so it’s essential to learn how to forgive and move on.

Likewise, if you can’t seem to forgive yourself for past mistakes, this is also a sign that your heart chakra needs some attention. Giving yourself some compassion can go a long way in opening up your heart chakra.


3. You tend to see the negative in every situation

An open heart chakra enables us to view the world through rose-colored glasses—or that’s how it seems from the outside looking in.

If you tend to focus on the negative aspects of every situation, it may be because your heart chakra isn’t fully open.

This negativity can cause problems in your personal and professional lives as it radiates outward and affects those around you.

Make a conscious effort to focus on the positive instead of dwelling on the negative to start opening up your heart chakra today!


4. You feel isolated and alone—even when surrounded by people

Person walking alone. Feeling of loneliness.

One of the most common signs of a closed heart charka is feelings of isolation, even when you’re in a crowd of people.

This may be because you don’t feel like anyone understands you or because you don’t feel like anyone cares about you.

If this sounds familiar, know that you’re not alone—and that there are ways to heal a broken heart chakra!

Spend time with loved ones, pets, and nature, and do anything that fills your soul with happiness and peace. Also, try meditating or doing yoga—which are excellent ways to open up your blocked heart chakra and connect with your true self.

Yoga physically opens up the area around the heart, which allows energy to flow more freely—helping alleviate some of those pesky symptoms caused by closed-off heart chakra!


5. You have a hard time expressing yourself

Suppose you find it difficult to express your emotions, whether anger, sadness, or joy; this is another sign that your heart chakra may be closed.

When the heart chakra is blocked, we may bottle up our emotions for fear of being rejected or judged.

However, suppressing our emotions can lead to problems down the road, such as anxiety, depression, or even physical illness.

If you’re having trouble expressing yourself, try writing down your thoughts and feelings in a journal or talking to a trusted friend or therapist.


6. You’re always “in your head”

Overthinking caused by closed heart chakra.

A closed heart chakra can manifest as being “in your head” always. You may find yourself overthinking everything and overanalyzing every situation.

This can lead to anxiety and stress, which only serve to block the heart chakra further. If you find yourself in this position, try to take some time each day to relax and clear your mind.

Meditation, deep breathing, and spending time in nature are all excellent ways to do this.


7. You have a hard time accepting compliments

If you find it difficult to accept compliments, it’s likely that your heart chakra is partially or fully closed.

When the heart chakra is blocked, we may not feel worthy of love or attention. As a result, we push away any compliments or positive attention that come our way. 

If you want to start opening up your heart chakra, try to accept compliments with a simple “thank you” the next time someone pays you one!


8. You’re always “on the defense”

If you find yourself getting defensive quickly or lashing out at others, it’s a sign that your heart chakra needs some attention.

When the heart chakra is blocked, we may feel like we are constantly under attack—even when there is no real threat.

If you find yourself in this position, try to take a step back and take a few deep breaths before responding to the situation. This will help you to clear your head and make a more reasoned decision about how to react.


9. You have trouble letting go of grudges

If you find it difficult to let go of past hurts and grievances, you may need to work on your heart chakra.

When the heart chakra is blocked, we may hold onto anger, resentment, and bitterness instead of letting go and moving on.

If you want to start opening up your heart chakra, try to let go of any grudges you may be holding onto— no matter how big or small they may be.


10. You have trouble trusting others

If you find it difficult to trust others, it’s a sign that your heart chakra needs some attention. When the heart chakra is blocked, we may feel like we are constantly under attack—even when there is no real threat.

If you find yourself in this position, try to take a step back and take a few deep breaths before responding to the situation. This will help you to clear your head and make a more reasoned decision about how to react.


Conclusion

A blocked or closed heart chakra can cause all sorts of problems in our lives—from difficulty forming close relationships to always seeing the negative side.

But there are many things we can do to help unblock or open our hearts! Spend time with loved ones, get out into nature, and try meditation or yoga.

All these things will help promote healing within our hearts and make us happier.


Heart Chakra Resources

Now that you know the symptoms of a blocked heart chakra, it's time to learn how to open it! 

Below you'll find lots of helpful resources that will activate the heart chakra in its own unique way:

Heart Chakra Crystals - Use Crystals and Stones to Heal the Heart Chakra

5 Heart Chakra Meditations

Heart Chakra Affirmations

Chakra Test To Know Which Chakra is Blocked

Jon André Lundal


I am a spiritual practitioner that focuses on Kundalini Yoga and chakra work. I have been studying and practicing yoga for over 15 years. I am passionate about helping people to connect with their divine nature and live their lives in alignment with their highest purpose.

Jon André Lundal

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