The heart chakra is considered the doorway to the higher chakra dimensions of healing and spirituality. You can use different green or pink stones to stimulate the heart chakra to support healing and balance. Since we are in the month of May I will focus on this month's birthstone, Emerald.
An imbalance is present when the flow through the heart chakra is hindered. It can manifest in non-physical signs such as defensiveness, passive/aggressive behavior, suspiciousness, and being judgmental.
Emerald is one of the many stones that can be used to balance the heart chakra. It encourages growth, reflection, peace, and balance. It also represents healing and fertility. Green Jasper, Jade, and Malachite are some alternative stones that can be used as well.
For direct contact, lie down in a relaxing position while placing the healing stone on the center of your chest during meditation, any resting position, or in your yoga practice. For daily use, wear jewelry that incorporates a healing stone that is the focal point in the jewelry design. For your home, you can place stones throughout your house where you want to attract the healing benefits of the stone.
This is a practice that helps and supports your journey to living a peaceful and balance life, so be patient with yourself.