Since one of the signs of an balanced heart chakra is compassion, try to go an entire day without criticizing anyone including yourself. It’s much harder than it sounds for most of us. To physically strengthen the chest muscles and heart, add some extra push ups to your workout routine.
Asanas, or yoga poses, that focus on stretching and strengthening the chest are particularly useful to balance the heart chakra. Here are few of my favorites:
- Camel (Ustrasana);
- Cobra (Bhujangasana);
- Puppy or anahatasana in yin (Uttana Shishosana);
- Bridge (Setu Bandha Sarvangasana);
- Triangle (Trikonasana)
- Dancer (Natarajasana).