So what are chakras? Basically they are the main energy centers of the body. We have 7 chakras in the physical body (and we have a few more in our energy field as well). These energy centers can become unbalanced with poor diet, trauma, stress, or bad habits. Crystals can help with rebalancing the energy of the chakras when they become over or under active.
When our chakras are working at full capacity we are healthy- mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually.
Our 7 Chakras in the Physical Body:
- Crown- Top of Head- Inner and Outer Beauty, Spiritual Connection- Violet or White
- Third Eye- Forehead between Eyes- Intuition, Imagination, Wisdom- Purple or Dark Blue
- Throat-Throat- Communication, Self-expression, Truth- Light Blue
- Heart- Center Of Chest Above the Heart- Love, Joy, Inner Peace- Green
- Solar Plexus- Upper Abdomen- Self-worth, Self-confidence, Self-esteem – Yellow
- Sacral- Lower Abdomen- Abundance, Well-Being, Pleasure, Sexuality- Orange
- Root- Base of Spine- Security and Survival (money, food, shelter, emotional stability)- Red
Symptoms of Chakra Imbalances
Root Chakra imbalances can show up as issues with the legs and lower portion of the body. The root chakra itself is located around the tailbone so it takes care of the whole bottom of the body so it’s very important to keep it balanced! Anxiety, feeling ungrounded, being easily overwhelmed, and having trust issues are very big signs that you need some root chakra support. Other symptoms include constipation, lower back pain, and chronic fatigue.
If you have dealt with any kind of trauma you likely need root chakra support as well because this chakra plays a huge role in our overall physical and mental stability. Also, any issues with money or finances can be related to an imbalance in the root chakra.
The sacral chakra sits right above the root. The main organs associated with the sacral chakra are the reproductive and sexual organs, kidneys, and urinary system. Common symptoms of an imbalanced sacral chakra are chronic UTI problems, fertility issues, no creativity, depression and apathy, and fear of betrayal. Those with sexual trauma will likely need a lot of support in healing the sacral chakra.
Solar Plexus Chakra
The biggest sign that you have solar plexus issues is digestive problems. Gut, liver, gallbladder, and pancreas are all associated with the solar plexus. Symptoms that you need to work on this area include chronic fatigue, anger, any digestive disturbances, problems with focusing on tasks, and being too hard on yourself.
The heart chakra is a lot more straightfoward when it comes to issues. If you have issues with commitment or just constant relationship issues, if you’ve recently been heartbroken, if you are grieving, or if you are someone that is constantly craving love and attention (to the point of suffocation) then your heart chakra likely needs love. Also if you struggle with self love, this is a HUGE sign that you need some heart healing. Symptoms of an imbalance in the heart chakra include heart, lung, and blood pressure issues, upper back or shoulder pain, and asthma.
Right now, we seem to be having a collective healing of throat chakras since many people are starting to speak their own truth. Many of us are dealing with censorship on social media from people trying to silence us but most people are standing above that and refusing to shut up!
Signs that you need work on your throat chakra include chronic sore throat (with no other explanation), pain in the neck and shoulders, thyroid problems, and difficulty with expressing your feelings and thoughts. Learning how to trust yourself and speaking your truth are essential steps to heal your throat chakra. Humming, gargling, and singing are helpful too. Wearing crystal pendants close to the throat is one of the easiest ways to help with your throat chakra.
Third Eye Chakra
I cannot say this enough: WE ALL HAVE INTUITION. We all have an inner voice! It’s just been suppressed for so long because of our toxic world, and because the powers that be have led us to believe that intuition isn’t “scientific” and therefore doesn’t matter. Once you start to get in touch with your third eye, you will see life in a whole new way. Signs that you need third eye support include headaches, sinus problems, eye issues, chronic headaches, nightmares, and brain fog.
The crown chakra is a very interesting one to me because of its connection to body and spirit. When I was younger I quickly gave up on God and religion after I was sexually abused at age 7. As I got older I couldn’t deny that there was something that I was missing when it came to this, and I was lucky enough to figure out that it was religion itself I had an issue with.
Since working on my own healing and working with different crystals (especially angelite and moonstone) I have been able to strengthen my connection to God and my own guides. This is something that many people do need work on, but I know that we all have our own timelines for getting there.
Symptoms that your crown chakra is imbalanced include stubbornness, fear of being alone, anxiety, memory issues, brain fog, and sleep problems. If you wonder about whether we are connected to something bigger than ourselves then work on your crown! Interesting thing though- apparently our crown chakra isn’t fully developed until we’re in our 40s! (source)
- Check out this amazing site for more in-depth reading on each chakra.
- Reiki is an AMAZING modality for healing chakra imbalances (and overall issues).