All things in this world possess their own energy, both positive and negative. This energy influences everything that we do, impacting our feelings, thoughts, actions, and reactions. This energy moves throughout our bodies, impacting our physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being, divided into 7 distinct energy centers, or chakras. Each chakra is responsible for a specific area of our lives, and by opening these chakras and welcoming positive energy, we can live a happy, healthy and well-balanced life.
Sometimes, however, these chakras become blocked or bogged down. These blockages can cause illnesses and disease, negatively impacting our overall health. The good news is that these illnesses are not permanent, however, in order to focus our energy on relieving the blockage, we must first identify that it exists, and which chakra is responsible.
Here are 42 signs that you have a blocked chakra, and which chakra is responsible:
The first chakra, located at the base of the spine is often blocked when we fail to manage our fear, allowing this fear to take over our lives. Responsible for grounding us and providing us with the basic mental needs for survival, a block in the root chakra can create feelings of insecurity, fear, and unrest.
#1 – You suffer from extreme fears of abandonment, worried that everyone that you hold dear may leave you.
#2 – You find yourself sticking highly to your comfort zone, afraid to step out of it or push yourself beyond the
#3 – You feel as though you are trapped or stuck in this life, lacking the energy and motivation to step free of this prison.
#4 – You are afraid for your own safety and security in this world, always on guard and watching over your shoulder with every step.
#5 – Your poor grasp of financial responsibility often leaves you experiencing a financial crisis.
#6 – You are highly self-critical, experiencing feelings of extreme self-hatred for no important reason.
The second chakra in the body, the sacral chakra is located around the belly button. This is the chakra that controls our ability to connect both with other people and to the energy of the world around us and is blocked by unmanaged feelings of guilt.
#1 – You either feel as though you are suffering abuse at the hands of others in your life, or, in some cases, at your own hands.
#2 – Regardless of how close you may have been to your friends and family previously, you now struggle to create a real connection with anyone around you.
#3 – You are struggling to connect with your partner on a passionate or intimate level, feeling as though something is missing during sex.
#4 – Once an enjoyable experience, you begin to view sex as ‘bad.’
#5 – You struggle with confusion in the area of your emotions, feeling overwhelmed but unable to identify the specific feelings that you are experiencing.
#6 – You become fixated on your flaws and the ways that you have fallen short, painting yourself in a negative light and suffering from poor self-esteem.
Located just below the breastbone, the solar plexus chakra is the third chakra of the body. Blocked by feelings of shame, this is the chakra responsible for your sense of power, the source of energy that will drive you forward and motivate you to achieve great things.
#1 – Once driven by your passions and goals in life, you now lack the self-esteem required to actually pursue anything that once mattered.
#2 – Feeling as though you are being dealt an incredibly unfair hand, you believe that you are a victim of the circumstances of the world around you.
#3 – Unable to support your own self-worth, you seek the validation of others in order to give you value.
#4 – You require constant reassurance, fearing what would happen if you are ever left alone.
#5 – Lacking the strength to think for yourself, you give in to the idea and whims of the people in your life, even if you know that it isn’t the best decision.
#6 – You find yourself unable to act without first obtaining the approval of those around you.
The fourth chakra, or the Heart Chakra, is located right at the center of the chest, or at the heart. Not surprisingly, this is the chakra that is associated with love in your life. This chakra becomes blocked when we are stuck in our feelings of grief.
#1 – While you may once have embraced those in your life and the love that you feel for them, you now shy away from love out of fear of being hurt.
#2 – You find yourself overwhelmed by negative feelings, such as hopelessness, upset and despair, failing to experience any joy in your life.
#3 – When you look at your situation in life, you are met with deep feelings of resentment.
#4 – You hold back on putting yourself out there, fearing rejection.
#5 – You struggle with fears about committing yourself to anything in this life.
#6 – You begin to question why you are even here, no longer sensing any greater purpose or meaning in your life.
Responsible for expression, both verbal and physical, the fifth chakra is the throat chakra. Located in the hollow of your throat, near your vocal chords, it becomes blocked when you are overwhelmed by your lies or the lies of others.
#1 – Desperate to be heard, you become incredibly frustrated when others don’t put forth the effort to listen to you or show any interest in what you are trying to say.
#2 – You struggle to control your words, unable to stop yourself or talking far too quickly.
#3 – You find it difficult to step up and speak up for yourself, often settling for less because you simply cannot find the correct way to make your point.
#4 – Struggling with your ability to express yourself to others in your life, you begin to detach and distance yourself from friends, family and loved ones.
#5 – You spend a great deal of time and energy trying to please everyone else in your life.
#6 – Despite acknowledging the difference between lies and truth, you find yourself lying regularly, and justifying your actions.
Your sixth chakra, or third eye chakra, is located directly between your eyebrows. Responsible for perception, this chakra experiences blockages when you allow yourself to fall victim to illusions and false reality.
#1 – While you may have had a strong sense of intuition before, guiding you in all that you do, you no longer hear what it is trying to tell you.
#2 – You possess great inner wisdom; however, you can no longer access it.
#3 – You struggle to find real meaning in your life.
#4 – You spend a great deal of your time thinking through every action, decision, and option in your life. In fact, you become so caught up in thinking that you overthink and fail to actually act.
#5 – You become highly attached to the way that you believe the world should be, struggling to accept it if things don’t turn out the way that you expect them to.
#6 – You become quickly overwhelmed when you are forced to make decisions in life.
Finally, the seventh chakra, or crown chakra, is the highest level of power. Located at the top of your head it is responsible for your spiritual ascension and experiences a blockage when you are bogged down with an unhealthy attachment in your life.
#1 – You suffer from frequent headaches and migraines, with no identifiable cause.
#2 – Rather than working towards spiritual awakening, you are highly attached to all that the material world has to offer, disregarding any connection with the spiritual world.
#3 – You are scared of the very idea of change.
#4 – You acknowledge that you are trapped in a cycle of bad decisions and see no way to break free.
#5 – Lacking any inspiration in your life, you struggle to determine a sense of direction.
#6 – You no longer feel any guidance or direction from a higher energy or spiritual guardian.
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