The 7 chakras system is a great way to better understand the interconnection between your physical and spiritual body. Here, you will learn what the symptoms of blocked chakras are.
Which one needs your attention?
Why Do Chakras Get Blocked?
When illness manifests in some part of your body, there will be a correlated block or weakness in one or more of your chakras.
Generally, the 7 chakras are classified from the bottom to top of the head in an ascending manner. Each chakra has a corresponding color, and all colors combined makes an ascending rainbow.
How Do You Know If Your Chakras Are Blocked?
Here’s a description of the 7 most significant chakras and how to recognize if one of them is blocked:
1. Root Chakra
Position: Base of the Spine
Objective: It corresponds to the physical body and connection to the Earth. Just like a foundation, it is concerned with the basics of survival:
food, shelter, safety, comfort and belonging.
When your Root Chakra is blocked…
- You can tell if your root chakra is closed if you often feel stuck and sluggish
- You experience unrelenting stress because of a belief that you must rely on external circumstances
- You may have persistent financial problems and find yourself in a less-than-ideal career
- You feel you have been abandoned by your parents
- You feel you have to survive life and are constantly getting by or going without
- You hate your body and feel you are not good enough the way you are
When your Root Chakra is open…
- You have a strong connection with your family and or friends that are like family to you, and as a result, feel wanted and loved
- You feel like you belong, you are content with your body and are confident with money, managing it well and always having enough for what you need and want
2. Sacral Chakra
Position: Below the belly button. Looking at the body from head to toe, this is your physical center.
Objective: Sexuality, the nature of your relationships, freedom from guilt, pleasure, sensation, creativity and the joys of life.
When your Sacral Chakra is blocked…
- You experience difficulty allowing yourself to become emotionally and sexually intimate
- You believe sex is bad and that it can hurt you, or you feel you have to be sexy to be loved
- You feel abused, hurt, and confused and don’t trust that you can be loved for being you
- You struggle with a healthy self-image
- You move from one relationship to another, desperately trying to find “the one” yet lacking the sense that you are worthy of love
When your Sacral Chakra is open…
- You have a strong sense of your sexuality and recognize it as one of your most powerful creative energies
- You create healthy sexual experiences with others that honor you, you enjoy pleasure in many different ways in life
3: Solar Plexus Chakra
Position: Above the navel – two inches below the breastbone.
Objective: Relationship with yourself, personal power, self-esteem, self-worth, and freedom from shame.
When your Solar Plexus Chakra is blocked…
- You feel like a victim in the world and often feel powerless relative to other people and circumstances
- You give your power away to others as you feel this is necessary to keep peace in relationships
- You will find it difficult to take action on your dreams due to a sense of powerlessness and low self-esteem
- You suffer from stomach pains and stomach anxiety
When your Solar Plexus Chakra is open…
- You have a strong sense of your own power and how to use it in healthy ways
- You admire others with power and influence and choose to emulate people who are
- You want to use your power and influence for good in the world
4. Heart Chakra
Position: Center of chest
Objective: Love and spirituality, compassion, emotional zone, masculine/feminine of the self, and forgiveness. Love doesn’t mean only love for others; it also applies to self-love and self-acceptance.
When your Heart Chakra is blocked…
- You are afraid of commitment and feel like you have to please others to be loved
- You have been hurt by others many times in relationships and now feel like you have to guard yourself against being hurt again
- You have trouble with giving and receiving love and being compassionate
- You hold grudges and become needy in relationships, and this often leads to anger and distrust
- A weak heart chakra can be at the root of heart disease, asthma, and allergies
When your Heart Chakra is open…
- You are comfortable in your relationships
- You give and receive love easily, and you feel a heartfelt sense of gratitude for how wonderful your life is
- You appreciate others and feel compassion for yourself and others without feeling sorry for anyone
5. Throat Chakra
Position: Hollow of throat
Objective: Your communication center — your voice, your creative self-expression. Speaking your truth, coming from the center of your willpower, listening and being heard.
When your Throat Chakra is blocked…
- You are afraid to speak up and say what you want or feel
- You go along with others, so you don’t upset anyone
- You are frustrated because you don’t feel that other people hear what you have to say
- You get sore throats often and feel like your throat is blocked
When your Throat Chakra is open…
- You are comfortable speaking your truth
- You experience others listening to you, and you feel that you are heard and honored for your truth
6. Third Eye Chakra
Position: Between the eyebrows
Objective: Responsible for psychic abilities such as intuition as well as your sense of purpose in life — self-reflection, visualization, discernment, and trust of your own intuition.
When your Third Eye Chakra is blocked…
- You struggle with finding meaning in life and often ask yourself, “Why am I here?”
- You feel disconnected from your intuition, or don’t feel like you have any
- You have trouble making decisions, and you feel lost when it comes to your spiritual purpose and path in life
- You feel frustrated that there is something wrong with you as you feel like other people have this intuitive sense and you don’t
- You get headaches and feel the tension in your brow area often
When your Third Eye Chakra is open…
- Your intuition is your constant guide that you trust and act on with confidence
- You have a strong sense of your own inner truth and listen to and follow it as it guides you on your life path
7. Crown Chakra
Position: Top of the head
Objective: This is the connection between you and the divine. It is responsible for spirituality, belief systems, revelation, divine consciousness, and enlightenment. Your brain functions and central nervous system are controlled by the crown chakra.
When your Crown Chakra is blocked…
- You experience loneliness, insignificance, and meaningless
- You may feel a strong attachment to material possessions and achievements (and define yourself according to them) and a disconnect from the spiritual side of life
- You feel no connection or guidance from a higher power, you feel unworthy of spiritual help and are angry that your higher power has abandoned you
- You often suffer from migraines and tension headaches
When your Crown Chakra is open…
- You feel connected to a higher power and sense that you are being watched over and cared for
- You know you deserve immense blessings
- You feel immense gratitude for the universal love and appreciation you feel towards yourself and others
A blockage in one primary chakra causes imbalances in the rest…
Now, these list of symptoms of blocked chakras can be overwhelming and in some cases, even a bit depressing. But remember, you most likely have a blockage in one primary chakra that causes imbalances in the rest.
That’s why it is important to find out where the main blockage is and what caused it. Then, with simple knowledge and exercises, in the same way, a helpful police officer would guide traffic at a congested intersection, you can restore the free flow of energy in your body.
When the seven chakras are in balance, life feels good, and all is as it should be.
This small introduction to the seven chakras is just the start of that journey. Check out Chakra Healing: 9 Amazing Ways To Clean And Heal Your Chakras to learn what you can do next.
How Do You Unlock Your Chakras?
There are many ways that you can open your chakras once you know they are clogged or blocked.
- Mudras and Mantras
- Chakra jewelry
Firstly, meditation is one of the most common and best ways to open your chakras.
Mudras and mantras are hand postures and chants that you use during meditation to help you focus on a specific chakra that you want to open or unclog.
And finally, chakra jewelry are pieces of semiprecious stones and minerals that you can use in your daily life and meditation as well. The energy of the crystals has an effect on your chakras and helps in opening them.
What Is A Chakra Cleansing?
Chakra cleansing is a spiritual practice that is meant to remove the blockage of emotions and energy.
It is also meant to help you leave behind what is behind you and move forward with a clear mind and heart in order to live a better, happier and calmer life.
Which chakra do you want to heal based on the symptoms described in this article?
Or what’s your experience with cleaning chakras?
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