As I mentioned in my introductory chakra article yesterday, the chakras are all linked, so knowing if your chakras are out of balance is important for an abundant life. If one of them is blocked or not functioning optimally, you might feel emotionally out of balance and ‘not quite right’ physically. But how do you know if you need to work on your chakras? Do you need to look after a few of them, or are many of your chakras out of balance? What should you be looking out for?
Well, fret no longer my friends! Here are a few things to look out for which might mean that your chakras are out of balance and not working as they should. (When your chakras are balanced, your life just flows and is easy, so it’s important to get to know your chakra warning signs!)
How do I know if my Chakras are Out of Balance?
Root Chakra (Chakra 1 / Red) – Represents feeling ‘rooted’ or grounded, represent our foundation and stability
If this chakra is working optimally, you will feel: safe and secure in life; trust in the divine order of things and you will feel safe in life’s ebbs and flows
If this chakra is out of balance, you might feel: worried about money, work, or other base issues in your life; focussed on material possessions; the need to satisfy own wants and desires
Physical symptoms of imbalance might include: digestion problems; cold hands and feet; hip, leg and feet problems; frequent need to go to the bathroom
Sacral Chakra (Chakra Two / Orange) – Represents creativity, sex and your ability to accept new relationships/situations into your life
If this chakra is working optimally, you will feel: abundant, pleasurable, creative and able to enjoy sex in your life, no trouble expressing emotions or connecting with others
If this chakra is out of balance, you might feel: unable to take pleasure from life or sex, cannot handle emotions or feelings, suppressing natural needs
Physical symptoms of imbalance might include: lower back pain; menstrual troubles; irritable bowel syndrome; ovarian cysts; prostate or testicular issues
Solar Plexus (Chakra Three / Yellow) – Represents confidence, thoughts and feelings, and our ability to be in control of our lives
If this chakra is working optimally, you will feel: confident, optimistic, whole and calm, acceptance of self and others
If this chakra is out of balance, you might feel: low self-worth, pessimism, no trust in natural flow, need for material security
Physical symptoms of imbalance might include: liver and pancreas problems, gluten intolerance, gall stones
Heart Chakra (Chakra 4 – Green) – Represents our ability to love and be loved, to enjoy what we love
If this chakra is working optimally, you will feel: loving, joyous, peaceful, whole, accepting, balance
If this chakra is out of balance, you might feel: unable to love, unable to be generous, unable to follow your passions, unable to accept love given by others, the need to look for rewards
Physical symptoms of imbalance might include: heart problems, allergies, immune diseases
Throat Chakra (Chakra 5 – Blue) – Represents our ability to communicate clearly and to speak our truth
If this chakra is working optimally, you will feel: heard, able to articulate your own ideas, thoughts and feelings; able to trust your ‘inner voice’, comfortable in both silence and expression
If this chakra is out of balance, you might feel: unable to speak up about things that matter to you, unable to express opinions to authority figures, unable to believe in your creativity, fearful of being judged or rejected, afraid of silence
Physical symptoms of imbalance might include: thyroid problems, mouth ulcers, persistent sore throats or throat infections, asthma
Third Eye Chakra (Chakra 6 – Indigo) – Represents our ability to see the big picture, inner knowing, insight and vision
If this chakra is working optimally, you will feel: able to make good decisions, clarity of thought, imaginative, intuitive, connected to the universe
If this chakra is out of balance, you might feel: confused, out of alignment with your intuition, unable to think about other points of view, only able to see the surface meaning in a situation
Physical symptoms of imbalance might include: headaches, migraines, eye problems, ear and sinus troubles
Crown Chakra (Chakra 7 – Violet) – Represents our ability to connect fully with our spiritual selves
If this chakra is working optimally, you will feel: blissful, as though everything in life is working for you, the world is beautiful, connected to the universe, knowing that the self reflects the Divine
If this chakra is out of balance, you might feel: full of thoughts and like you can’t switch your brain off, disconnected from the source and the world around you, unable to let go of anxiety and fear, depressed and unsatisfied
Physical symptoms of imbalance might include: confusion, dizziness, depression
I really hope this helps you my darling. As you know, I’m not a doctor or health professional (and my chakras aren’t perfect!) and it’s not as easy as saying, “Ah ok- I’ve got a throat infection, so I’ll just work on my throat chakra”. If you’re ill, please still go to the doctor and take good care of yourself. Unfortunately, as with so much in life, it’s never that simple, but it might give you something to think about during your healing.
Have any alarm bells been ringing for you as you’ve read this article? I’d love to hear from you my lovelies- which chakras do you need to work on?
Love and inner knowing,
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