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Symptoms Of Blocked Chakras: How To Identify and Heal

Symptoms Blocked Chakras

For hundreds of years, Chakra healing has been a science to reckon with and it’s making a comeback in the medical field too. Find out if you have any Blocked Chakra.

But before we start here is what you should know about Chakras and their Power in our Life.

What are the Chakras?

Chakras are located down our back from the top of our head to the base of our spine. The word ‘Chakra’ is the Sanskrit word for ‘wheel’.

These wheels are the seven points in our body through which the energy in our body is circulated.

A Chakra in our body hampers the uninterrupted energy flow and thus disrupts our body’s organic flow, causing emotional and physical illnesses.

The seven Chakras from the bottom are as follows:

  1. The Root Chakra
  2. Sacral Chakra
  3. Solar Plexus Chakra
  4. Heart Chakra
  5. Throat Chakra
  6. Third Eye Chakra
  7. The Crown Chakra

Each of these Chakras is directly related to a particular part of the body and thus affects our general health- taking all the major systems in our body like the digestive system, reproductive system and respiratory system, to our intuition; it is vital to keep these energy wheels clear and unblocked to allow our body to function as it was designed.

The Chakras in our body can be blocked because of various factors, the most common being diet, negative thoughts, stress, and a sedentary lifestyle.

We can easily unblock and heal any Chakra by implementing some simple life style changes that can show drastic improvements in our overall physical and emotional well-being.

Related: What Are Chakras? A Quick and Easy Guide

Which of Your Chakras are blocked?

The first step to healing any ailment is to find to root to the problem. The same is true for blocked Chakras.

Before we can focus on unblocking specific Chakras, we need to figure out which wheels are blocked. You may discover that many are blocked or you might find one or two that need clearing.

Find out the areas you should focus on healing by identifying with the list of symptoms below associated with each Chakra.

1. Root Chakra

Symptoms Blocked Chakras root chakra
Symptoms Of Blocked Chakras: How To Identify and Heal

Color: Red
Element: Earth
Position: Base of the Spine
Objective: It is associated with the foundations of survival:  food, shelter, safety, comfort, and belonging.
Blocked by: Fear which cannot be managed.

When your Root Chakra is blocked:

  • You often feel stuck and inactive.
  • You experience overwhelming stress because of external pressure.
  • You feel insecure about your life.
  • You feel left out in varied situations.
  • You are facing persistent financial problems.

Related: Your Most Powerful Chakra based on your Zodiac Sign

Healing the Root Chakra:

  • You can engage more in activities close to nature like gardening, going for morning works in the garden, walking bare feet on the grass, do healthy cooking, go hiking.
  • Surround yourself in safe and comfortable environment, where you feel calm and soothed. Be around earthly colors, objects reminding you of nature.
  • Doing yoga can bridge the gap between the body and the spirit.

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2. Sacral Chakra

Symptoms Blocked Chakras sacral chakra
Symptoms Of Blocked Chakras: How To Identify and Heal

Color: Orange
Element: Water
Position: Below the belly button.
Objective: governs connectivity, Sexuality, quality of interpersonal relationships, pleasure and contentment, joy of life.
Blocked by: Guilt.

When your Sacral Chakra is blocked:

  • You negatively evaluate yourself, judging yourself in negative light, feeling inadequate and insufficient.
  • You have trouble engaging in sensual and pleasurable sexual relationship
  • You hold negative and degrading ideas about Physical intimacy and sexual intercourse.
  • You feel disconnected with other people.
  • You have a punitive attitude towards yourself.
  • You desperately search for a worthy partner, failing to realize you are lovable.

Healing the Sacral Chakra:

  • Overcoming The Challenge of Grasping – can you fully recognize and appreciate the experience in the moment? Getting too much attached to experiences might get in the way of a “healthy” flow and turn into insatiable, obsessive or hoarding behavior. (1)
  • Severing Draining Emotional Ties – This chakra drains because of unstable and toxic family dynamics where manipulation is at play. In relationships, you have to engage in transparent and direct communication of different emotions: joy, happiness, sadness, anger etc. instead of giving in to reactive responses.
  • Healing Shame in the Second Chakra- Repressed sexuality can lead to serious imbalances in the second chakra, whether it “shuts down” or becomes overactive. (2) Working on building trust on your partner for intimacy and sensuality can help resolve guilt associated with sex. Going step by step, starting with small experiences of pleasure might pave the way to healing big wounds.
  • Restoring a Balanced Enjoyment of Life’s Pleasures – start taking pleasure in the happenings of the moments rather than overthinking and overwhelming oneself with emotions.
  • Laws of Attraction and The Sacral Chakra – As repulsion and attraction is a part of the Sacral Chakra, one must be aware of one’s intentions and thoughts.

Related: Which Chakra Are You Most Connected To? – Mind Game

3. Solar Plexus Chakra

Symptoms Blocked Chakras solar plexus
Symptoms Of Blocked Chakras: How To Identify and Heal

Color: Yellow
Element: Fire
Position: Above the navel – two inches below the breastbone.
Objective: self-esteem, development of the self, self-worth, freedom from shame.
Blocked by: Shame.

When your Solar Plexus Chakra is blocked:

  • You are not assertive enough to define your choices to people.
  • You suffer from a lack of self-confidence and can’t get the courage to follow your dreams.
  • You always seek external validation to boost yourself.
  • You feel that you are a victim of the circumstances and you’re bound to destiny.

Healing the Solar Plexus Chakra:

  • The chakra color associated with Manipura is yellow, which means that bananas, sunflower seeds, yellow peppers and cheeses are good solar plexus chakra healing food. Spices for the solar plexus chakra are ginger, chamomile, mint, and cumin. (3)
  • Meditation by simply envisioning a brilliant yellow sunflower over your solar plexus chakra can help. Solar plexus chakra healing stones include yellow stones like citrine, amber, yellow tourmaline and tiger’s eye.

 4. Heart Chakra

Symptoms Blocked Chakras heart chakra
Symptoms Of Blocked Chakras: How To Identify and Heal

Color: Green
Element: Air
Position: Center of chest
Objective: Emotionality, compassion, kindness, self-acceptance, and love for the self, masculine / feminine sides of an individual.
Blocked by: Grief

Related: The Scientific Effects Of Fasting On The Body

When your Heart Chakra is blocked:

  • You have difficulty finding the purpose and meaning in life.
  • You don’t feel contented and happy with the things you possess or have achieved.
  • You stay away from being emotionally attached to others because you are afraid of getting hurt.
  • You are petrified of commitment in a relationship.
  • You become vengeful, angry, and resented in a relationship, leading to a disrupted bond.

Healing the Heart Chakra:

  • One can practice relaxing yoga pose and progressive muscle relaxation to free up stresses in the different parts of the body enabling easy blood circulation. The body must be free of constrictions or interference to heal the heart Chakra.
  • One must try to stay away from positive energy-draining situations and toxic people.
  • One must try to give away self-limiting beliefs and practice self-promoting dialogues with oneself like “I can do it.” “I am worth it.” “I love myself the way I am.”

5. Throat Chakra

Symptoms Blocked Chakras throat chakra
Symptoms Of Blocked Chakras: How To Identify and Heal

Color: Blue
Element: Sound
Position: Hollow of throat
Objective: Body’s communication tool: self-expression, assertiveness, expressing one’s truth and being receptive of others, creative expression.
Blocked by:  Lies.

When your Throat Chakra is blocked:

  • You are scared of speaking the truth because of being rejected by the crowd.
  • You always please everyone.
  • You find it difficult to speak up for yourself regarding your choices, ideas etc.
  • You feel unheard and misunderstood in most circumstances.
  • Your vocal expression is too hastened and people fail to comprehend you.

Healing the Throat Chakra:

  • One can use the Chakra healing stones by placing throat chakra stones just above or on the area of imbalance, the stone’s vibration cleanses the negativity to restore balance.(4)

6. Third Eye Chakra

Symptoms Blocked Chakras third eye
Symptoms Of Blocked Chakras: How To Identify and Heal

Color: Indigo
Element: Light
Position: Between the eyebrows
Objective: Associated with Psychic abilities like intuition and higher-level perception, deep understanding, empathy, visualization, discernment and self-reflection.
Blocked by:  Illusion.

When your Third Eye Chakra is blocked:

  • You are indecisive and can’t make decisions after weighing the pros and cons of a situation.
  • You fail to trust your instincts.
  • You overthink too much about everything – whether its magnificent or trivial in nature
  • You pay no heed to your inner voice and reflections.

Healing Third Eye Chakra:

The use of essential oils, such as to anoint the forehead at the location of the Ajna chakra, can also help to balance the third eye Chakra. Consider using:

  • Marjoram
  • Frankincense
  • Juniper
  • Clary Sage
  • Rosemary
  • Sandalwood

Use healing stones that possess the same vibrational frequency and chakra color as the Ajna chakra get rid of negativity. Use :

  • Amethyst
  • Lapis Lazuli
  • Purple Flourite
  • Moonstone
  • Quartz

One should also look after their food intake to help restore balance in the Third eye Chakra. Incorporate the following in your diet:

  • Eggplant
  • Plums
  • Blueberries
  • Purple peppers, cabbage, and kale

Read 7 Chakra Cleansing Herbs For Empaths and Healers

7. Crown Chakra

Symptoms Blocked Chakras crown chakra
Symptoms Of Blocked Chakras: How To Identify and Heal

Color: Violet
Element: Thought
Position: Top of the head
Objective: The brain functions and Central Nervous system is connected by the crown Chakra. It is concerned with spirituality, one’s belief system, revelation, transcendence, spiritual awakening and enlightenment. It connects you to the Divine.
Blocked by: Attachment.

When your Crown Chakra is blocked:

  • You often suffer from migraines and tension headaches.
  • You are more focused on acquiring materialistic possessions and stay disconnected with the spiritual realm.
  • You often experience loneliness, worthlessness and meaninglessness.
  • You avoid being guided by spiritual higher power and disregard and resent it.

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Healing the Crown Chakra:

  • One can practice meditation with the sound of ‘Om’ and are deep tonal voices to accompany it.
  • Using chakra stones such as Selenite, Clear Quartz, Amethyst and Diamond can also be an effective way to heal the crown chakra.(5)
  • Most yoga Asanas are useful for the crown chakra – especially Anulom vilom and Kopalbhati. Practicing yoga poses that focuses on slow yet deep inhalation are ideal.
  • Aromatherapy using flowery essential oils like jasmine rose and lavender can soothe an overactive crown chakra, while more pungent essential oils like sandalwood, frankincense and myrrh can help stimulate the Chakra.(6)

Being aware of your body Chakras and doing the aforesaid can help rejuvenate our body and soul and get rid of blocked energies.


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