The old Sanskrit word Chakra means ‘wheel’. The term ‘Chakra’ refers to the spinning and rotating energy that has 7 centers in your body. The spinning energy starts from the base of your spine and ends at the top of your head.
|| Siddharth S. Kumar
When your chakras stay open or balanced, then your body functions at its best. But if any one of your 7 chakras is blocked or spins too quickly or moves slowly, you will experience health issues. Information about the 7 Chakras will keep in tune with the natural energy cycles of the body. Chakras empower body, mind, and spirit and balanced chakras will help you to live a healthy and harmonious life.
Let’s have a closer look at the 7 chakras of your body in this article. The main 7 chakras are:
- Root Chakra- the base of the spine- red
- Sacral Chakra-just below the naval-orange
- Solar Plexus Chakra-stomach area- yellow
- Heart chakra-center of the chest-green
- Throat Chakra- the base of the throat- blue
- Third eye Chakra- forehead, above between the eyes- indigo
- Crown Chakra- top of the head- violet
Root Chakra (The 1st Chakra): Muladhara
Muladhara is a combination of two words ‘Mula’ meaning root and ‘Dhara’ meaning support. Root chakra aims at connecting or grounding all your energy with the Earth. This chakra’s role is to offer you day to day survival on the earth. Nowadays, root chakra offers financial and emotional security.
Location: the base of the spine, the first three vertebrae, and the pelvic floor.
What Balanced Root Chakra Feels Like: Balanced root chakra provides you a sense of peace and accomplishment when you ponder over things like safety, money, and shelter.
Impact Of Overactive Root Chakra
An overactive root chakra may lead to anxiety and nervousness. Even if there is no threat, you will feel anxious and fear in your day to day life. You will feel either financial fear or physical safety daily. An overactive root chakra has negative effects on your health: Digestive issues, lower back problems, ovarian issues (women) and prostate problems (men).
How To Balance Your Root Chakra
Root Chakra provides you the energy to take care of your financial and safety needs. The easiest way to balance this chakra is to focus on your connection with your soul and spirit. Through prayers and meditation, you can connect to your soul. Voluntary work and acts of compassion and kindness can balance root chakra by diverting overactive energy to other energy centers in your body.
Impact Of Underactive Root Chakra
If you take care of your financial needs or safety needs, your first chakra will never be overactive throughout your life. But your root chakra may be inactive in that case. You will feel air-headed or will experience daydreaming. Though these are not major issues, yet you must stay balanced or connected to your spirit.
How To Energize Your First Chakra
When you feel underactive or disconnected from the material existence, you should energize your root chakra through swimming, gardening, or playing in the leaves.
Sacral Chakra (The 2nd Chakra): Svadhishana
Svadhishana means ‘the place of the self’. This chakra is the source of your creative energy, which enriches your life. The creative life force comes from the sacral chakra. Besides creativity, your sacral chakra brings enjoyment in your life including indulging in sex activities and good food.
Location: below the belly button
What Balanced Sacral Chakra Feels Like: A balanced sacral chakra offers pleasant things in your life without exaggerating them. Sex, creative activities and good food, that maintain a healthy work-life balance, are inspired by your sacral chakra.
Impact Of Overactive Sacral chakra
When sacral chakra is overactive, addiction, restlessness, hormone imbalances and obesity may appear.
How To Balance Your Sacral Chakra
In order to balance your sacral chakra, you should control your craving for pleasure, sexuality and creativity.
Impact Of Underactive Sacral Chakra
Your sacral chakra is underactive when you concentrate much on practical things and spend life without enjoying the good things in life. Your underactive sacral chakra results in: depression, decreased sex, a lack of passion, impotence and a lack of creativity.
How To Energize Your Second Chakra
Just enjoy life to energize your 2nd Chakra. Engaging in creativity, making love with your partner and eating healthy food will help you to open your sacral chakra.
Solar Plexus Chakra (The 3rd Chakra): Manipura
Manipura stands for self-confidence, self-consciousness and personal power.
Location: extends from the center of the belly button to the breastbone
What Balanced Solar Plexus Chakra Feels Like: Balanced Solar Plexus Chakra offers you the feelings of a sense of wisdom, personal power and decisiveness.
Impact Of Overactive Solar Plexus Chakra
Overactive Solar Plexus Chakra leads to quick anger, a lack of compassion, and greediness.
How To Balance Your Solar Plexus Chakra
Not comparing with others, avoid interfering in other’s life and shedding love, compassion and kindness on others around you help to balance your Solar Plexus Chakra.
Impact Of Underactive Solar Plexus Chakra
Your Solar Plexus Chakra is underactive when your personal power is controlled by other person and extenuating circumstances. You will feel insecure, indecisive, timid and needy when your 3rd Chakra is underactive.
How To Energize Your Third Chakra
Empower the feeling of self-confidence by creating a list of talents and personal affirmations you have.
Heart Chakra(The 4th Chakra): Anahata
Heart Chakra is associated with your hearts with love, kindness and compassion.
Location: Just above the heart.
What Balanced Heart Chakra Feels Like: A balanced Heart Chakra offers equal feelings of love for yourself and others.
Impact Of Overactive Heart Chakra
Overactive Heart Chakra leads to making of unhealthy choices in the name of love. In this case, you will emphasize on meeting the needs of others than that of yours.
How To Balance Your Heart Chakra
In order to balance 4th Chakra, take a relaxing bath, meditate and treat yourself to a massage.
Impact Of Underactive Heart Chakra
Underactive Heart Chakra pushes you to the state of emotional coldness, isolation from your environment and other fellows emotionally.
How To Energize Your Fourth Chakra
Connecting your mind and soul without building a wall around your feelings will help to energize your Heart Chakra. Start appreciating yourself and spread love to others.
Throat Chakra(The 5th Chakra): Vishuddha
Throat Chakra is associated with self-expression, speech-brain and the physical way of expression. The energy to speak comes from this 5th Chakra.
Location: in between your collar bone
What Balanced Throat Chakra Feels Like: A balanced Throat Chakra enables you to speak with kindness, love and truth.
Impact Of Overactive Throat Chakra
When you speak loud or try to make your voice heard, your 5th Chakra is overactive. Overactive throat pain leads to frequent infections, throat pain and mouth ulcers.
How To Balance Your Throat Chakra
The easiest way to balance your Throat Chakra is ‘think before you speak’.
Impact Of Underactive Throat Chakra
Shy or quiet person is supposed to have underactive throat chakra. The underactive chakra causes digestive issues because energy emitted from the 5th chakra is sent to the 3rd chakra.
How To Energize Your Fifth Chakra
Open your throat chakra by speaking the truth, rhetorical training and by natural self-expression.
The Third Eye Chakra(The 6th Chakra): Ajna
The Third Eye Chakra is associated with the information beyond the 5 senses and the material world.
Location: in between two eyebrows.
What Balanced The Third Eye Chakra Feels Like: When the Third eye is balanced, you will feel harmony with the physical and spiritual world. The indicators of balanced third eye chakra are telepathy, divine consciousness and access to higher intuitions.
Impact Of Overactive Third Eye Chakra
When the 6th chakra is overactive, you will be engaged in astrology, tarot card readings and paranormal experiences.
How To Balance Your The Third Eye Chakra
To balance the 6th Chakra, connect your body to the earth. You may go to the beach or garden to feel the sand on your toes.
Impact Of Underactive The Third Eye Chakra
Most of the people feel disconnected from the spiritual experiences. Therefore, you may have problem with your sinuses, allergies and headaches.
How To Energize Your Sixth Chakra
Through practicing solitary meditation, you will be able to focus on signals outside of your physical body. Thus you can open your 6th Chakra.
Crown Chakra(The 7th Chakra): Sahaswara
The crown Chakra stands for the maximum wisdom and knowledge. This is the ultimate state, which connects your body to the universe.
Location: just above your head
What Balanced Crown Chakra Feels Like: A balanced crown chakra offers deep connection of the human with Godlike state. Enlightenment and divine love are two indicators of the balanced Crown Chakra.
Impact Of Overactive Crown Chakra
This is impossible because crown chakra is the seat of infinite universal energy.
How To Balance Your Crown Chakra
There is no need to balance your crown chakra.
Impact Of Underactive Crown Chakra
Underactive Crown chakra means you are a human being.
How To Energize Your Seventh Chakra
First, concentrate on balancing the other 6 chakras by meditating and connecting with spirit. On the other hand, enjoy your human experience. To achieve Crown Chakra, the absolute spirituality, focus on and open up other chakras.
Meditation, using Mudras and Mantras, and using Chakra Stones are powerful tools to open Chakras. For example, to open up the Root Chakra, use Hematite and Smokey Quartz crystal. The 7 Chakras have a close and profound bond with each other.