So what are your 7 chakras anyways? Why do they matter?
If you’ve ever attended a yoga class or some sort of meditation activity, you’ve probably heard them brought up. Sooooo?
Well chakra, is a Sanskrit word meaning disk or wheel. In the spiritual regard your chakras are components of your physical being running upward along your spine operating as energy centers that connect your emotional & spiritual being.
Ever heard of a gut feeling? That’s one of your chakras!!! Although you might not have gave it much thought or didn’t know they were there, they are real and important.
Now lets dive in.
In all there are 7, they each correspond to a distinct organ & the physical, emotional, psychological, emotional, and spiritual aspects of your life.
Regulates your survival. Think of a foundation of a building, this is the body equivalent. It’s connected with the base of the spine, pelvic floor, and the first three vertebrae, and responsible for our sense of security. It’s associated with whatever you use to ground yourself; things such as food, water, shelter, etc.
Balanced – If your Root chakra is balanced you will feel safe, secure, centered and grounded
Blocked – If your root chakra is blocked you’ll be likely to feel fearful, anxious, ungrounded and financial instability. Anxiety attacks, nightmares, colon/bladder issues, and lower back pain 😦
Overactive – If your root chakra is overactive you’re likely to feel greedy, power hungry, materialistic, and cynical
It’s usually associated with the color Red.
Recommended Essential Oil: Sandalwood, Ginger, Cypress.
This chakra is kinda like the decor! It’s located smack dab in the middle of your navel and genitals. It’s responsible for your intimacy, sexual energy, creative juices, and passion.
Balanced – If your Sacral chakra is balanced you’ll be feeling great! You’ll be friendly, passionated, optimistic, healthy libido, and fulfilled
Blocked – If your Sacral chakra is blocked you’ll likely feel isolated, low libido, afraid to be intimate, uninspired, and isolated
Overactive – You’ll likely be super self indulgent, manipulative, and typically mistake love for sex.
It’s usually associated with the color Orange
Recommended Essential Oil: Sage, Rosewood, Patchouli
Solar Plexis Chakra
This is actually typically referred to as the naval chakra. This your door and locks lol. This chakra is your sense of individual power and self esteem. It focuses on your will power, diligence, commitment and dedication. Physically governs all things digestive.
Balanced – When your Solar Plexus chakra is balanced you’ll likely to be confident. You’ll have a realistic happy outward image of who you are and have drive!
Blocked – When your Solar Plexus chakra is blocked you’ll likely feel low self esteem, powerless, and an inferiority complex. You’ll have a hard time making even easy decisions and have control issues. Lots of tummy aches. Lots of passing gas.
Overactive – When your Solar Plexus chakra is overactive you’ll likely be power hungry, super critical and get too hung up on being a perfectionist.
It’s usually associated with the color Yellow
Recommended Essential Oil: Lemongrass, Juniper, Fennel
It’s all love. This chakra is found at the center of your heart and encapsulates your heart, lungs and breasts. It’s the consciousness of your spirituality and vibes. This chakra essentially governs your compassion and how good your relationships are with others.
Balanced – When your Heart Chakra is balanced you’ll likely to be very loving, peaceful, compassionate, and warm
Blocked – When your Heart chakra is blocked you’ll likely lack empathy, be a bitter bitch, hateful, and have madddd trust issues.
Overactive – When your Heart Chakra is overactive you’l likely be codependent, jealous of others, prone to anger, and harboring ill feelings.
It is usually associated with the color green.
Recommended Essential Oil: Rose, Jasmine, Ylang Ylang
Speak your truth. This chakra is encompasses your thyroid, jaw, neck, throat, mouth and larynx. The Throat chakra rules all things communication, self expression and creativity. It helps you express your inner most truth.
Balanced – When your Throat Chakra is balanced you’ll be confident in how you express yourself. You’ll be clear and concise with your words. Very diplomatic.
Blocked – When your Throat Chakra is blocked you’ll likely will be unable to express yourself, secretive, and a bad listener. Unfortunately you will tend to feel misunderstood. Not only will your ability to keep it real be tough but it also manifest itself as a sore throat, stiff neck/shoulders, and thyroid issues.
Overactive – When your Throat Chakra is overactive you will be too critical or your own good. You’ll likely be opinionated af, critical, gossipy and have a tendency to talk over others.
It is associated with the color blue
Recommended Essential Oil: Tea Tree, Chamomile, Bergamot
Third Eye Chakra
This is probably the most popular of the chakras. Your third eye chakra rules your intuition. It is located at the center of your forehead, a little bit above your brows. Your pituitary gland, eyes, and head are ruled by this chakra. Think of it as the bridge between you and your interpretation of the outside world.
Balanced – When your Third Eye Chakra is balanced you will be intuitive, have clear thoughts, and be imaginative. It allows you the ability to tap into and recognize things for more than they seem.
Blocked – When your Third Eye Chakra is blocked you will find it difficult to trust your gut feelings, remember facts, or learn new skills. It shall cause you to be dismissive and manifest it’s self physically as depression, anxiety, dizziness, and a plethora of other brain issues.
Overactive – When your Third Eye Chakra is overactive you’ll likely experience nightmares, delusions, hallucinations, and become obsessive.
It is usually associated with the color Indigo.
Recommended Essential Oil: Lavender, Cedarwood, Patchouli
As it’s name suggests, this chakra is located at the “crown” of your head. it is the center of your enlightenment and spiritual connection to the world. It regulates spirituality. It helps with wisdom and connecting not only to your higher self but feeling at one with the universe.
Balanced – When your Crown Chakra is balanced you’ll experience strong faith, universal love, awareness and feel confident in all your decisions.
Blocked – When your Crown Chakra is blocked you will likely feel isolation and emotional distress. You will experience brain fog, depression, and struggle with faith.
Overactive – When your Crown Chakra is overactive you’ll likely feel ungrounded and judgement.
It is associated with the color Violet.
Recommended Essential Oil: Lavender, Myrrh, Frankincense