The 7 chakras

It is well known that each chakra is associated with a specific area of your body, but what is not as well known is that each chakra has specific correspondences and relationships with other chakras within the chakra system. All of these energy centers within the human body help you with building and holding your personal power and physical health.

The 7 chakras are: Heart (Sushumna) – Womb (Ajna) – Throat (Anahata) – Crown (Sahasrara) – Solar Plexus/Sacrum/Coccyx (Saguna) – Base of the spine(Ajna) – Root Chakra.

root seven chakra system

The Root Chakra

The Root Chakra is the base of your body, the place where your physical and mental energy circulate. When you’re in a bad mood, you can feel it in your spine. If you believe that things are out of control or that there’s no hope for change, you may also feel it in this chakra. This chakra is almost like a home base for us: everything is connected to it, and we all rely on this chakra to connect us with others.

Unbalanced Root Chakra

The root chakra is the physical body and the energy centre which is most in tune with the physical body. This chakra governs how we are on the physical level, how we move, how we feel, and what our mind functions as. The Ajna chakra is located at the base of your spine and becomes more active as you go higher up the scale of consciousness.

This chakra is where all of your emotions, both positive and negative, flow out of: it’s where you take action to achieve what you want in life.

If it is neglected, this can lead to excesses of some sort – like having an identity crisis or being caught up in too many projects or ideas that spiral out of control fast.

A strong-rooted chakra can also lead to bad habits which may become habitual through repetition over time. For example, people who are rooted at the base tend not to be as aware/conscious about what they do or say as those who are grounded at their feet. When a person has rooted much deeper than their feet they tend to be less aware/conscious about what they do or say because most things that happen around them happen without much thought and thus don’t register consciously on their conscious mind (except perhaps when they’re angry).

Balanced Root Chakra

The chakra, located at the base of the spine is responsible for the body and is considered to be one of the most important centres on our planet. It’s also where we store our vital energy.

The chakra governs our compulsion to “go for it” and get things done. If a person has a strong root chakra he or she tends to be more adventurous – not only in their personal lives but also in their professional lives as well. This can be a good thing for career advancement.

Your money issues tend to be located in your root so having this area balanced can help with abundance and prosperity. If you are having issues manifesting money, you may want to look at balancing the Ajna chakra.

Sometimes focusing on just the root can help to bring all of the lower chakras into balance.

Sacral chakra

The Sacral Chakra

The Sacral chakra is the second of the seven chakras and can be considered the lowest in the energy system. It is located on the sacrum, a large bone at the base of your spine. The Sacral chakra is responsible for emotions, instincts, and sexuality. It also regulates physical and mental activity, such as walking and running.

Besides being associated with sex, this chakra also focuses on creativity, imagination and thought.

The name “sacral” refers to a sacral (Latin) meaning “Sacred” or “Religious”; it was also used to refer to an identification with sacred things or people in general. Since ancient times, it has been associated with fertility and reproduction as well as with agriculture.

Unbalanced Sacral Chakra

What does your body feel like when it’s unbalanced? You might feel energy flooding into you or draining away.

When the sacral chakra is unbalanced, there is a lot of energy in your body but you are not getting the full amount. You have a little bit more energy than your legs and arms, but not enough to do anything with it. When this happens, you can feel drained of energy and in pain.

The sacral chakra is very much related to sex; if it’s unbalanced then it can make sex uncomfortable, and feel like having an orgasm is out of reach. If we want to optimise our health and the health of our partner(s), then we need to address this chakra. We need to make sure that we are aligned with each other through our sexual relationship so that we can both be balanced and healthy physically as well as emotionally.

Balanced Sacral Chakra

When the sacral is balanced you are more able to connect to your intuition; that gut feeling which tells you when and when not to do something. Being more connected to your intuition means that you are able to make better life choices and see more opportunities for growth and connection.

Your sex life will also be able to improve through the balancing process. Moving from lust relationships into healthy loving relationships is a sign that your sacral energy centers are balanced.

Solar Plexus Chakra

The Solar Plexus Chakra

The function of the solar plexus chakra is to bring your energy to earth so that you can interact with what’s in balance for you, and help you achieve your goals. Your sense of self, identity and clair gifts are located here. Most people tend to focus on their third eye chakra for increasing clairvoyance but the solar plexus needs to be in balance as well.

Unbalanced Solar Plexus Chakra

When the solar plexus is unbalanced, our connection to being on this earth is affected. You can feel lost or like you don’t belong which can leave you feeling like you are constantly searching for something. You may be unsure about who you are or where you are going in life. Your life energy can be heavily affected by this area being out of balance.

You may find yourself living in fear and being very reactive to life rather than being proactive. Your sense of fun can feel diminished or even non-existent. Life is happening to you rather than showing up FOR YOU. You will experience low self-esteem and your confidence will likely be lower. If you are experiencing this, you need to do some work in this area.

Balanced Solar Plexus Chakra

The Solar Plexus chakra is the chakra of the body, activated when we experience emotion. The third chakra of the seven chakras of the body, this energy center gives us power over our emotions and allows us to be in touch with our intuition.

When this area is more balanced you can experience:

  1. Responsible and reliable.
  2. Healthy self-esteem.
  3. Spontaneity.
  4. Playfulness.
  5. Sense of humour.
  6. Able to make decisions and meet challenges.
  7. Warmth in personality.

It is highly important to have all of the lower chakras balanced in order to live more from the heart and access your personal power.

Learn more about how to heal spiritually.

Heart chakra

The Heart Chakra

The heart chakra is our bridge between the physical body chakras and the spiritual energy/etheric chakras. In order to be more spiritually connected your need to have your lower and heart centres balanced and aligned.

This is the energy center of your loving self, the heart that expands beyond your body and out into the unified field. The energy from your heart chakra expands to cover all of your bodies (physical, emotional, mental and spiritual) when it is fully open.

If you are finding that love and compassion for yourself and others is a struggle, you may have woundings here. When the energetic scars are removed it is much easier for you to experience true forgiveness, love for self and others as well as compassion.

Unbalanced Heart Chakra

When your heart chakra is unbalanced, you may find that you have difficulties with trust, love of others and, most of all, loving yourself. You may also find yourself going through heartbreak after heartbreak as relationships keep failing. Partners and even family and friends may tell you that they find you closed off or emotionally unavailable. Your emotional health can really suffer when your heart is out of balance.

Balanced Heart Chakra

When your heart is in balance you find it much easier to be in loving relationships. You feel worthy and deserving of having, receiving and experiencing love. You are able to love yourself with ease and you value yourself.

You are able to not only feel emotions easily but can also express your emotional level freely. When your heart is fully open and balanced you can express your feelings and desires easily with your partner and those close to you. People will naturally gravitate towards you as an open-hearted person is fulfilling to be around.

throat - 7 chakras system

The Throat Chakra

The Throat Chakra is the chakra for clearing and balancing our energy field. As the chakra for communication, this chakra helps us to understand ourselves and others. We also use it to understand our relationships with our families, friends and colleagues, as well as with other people in general. By tuning in to this chakra we can very easily find out what is really going on in our mind, heart and body. This should not be confused with the Heart Chakra where one should develop a greater connection to themselves and their own inner essence.

The Throat Chakra is the centre of the body where you speak your truth from. Your throat chakra can be felt from your upper chest to your throat.

The throat chakra is one of the most important chakras. It’s how we express ourselves to the world. It’s how we communicate with others. It is also an important chakra in terms of channelling. If your throat is blocked or out of balance you will find this gift or ability is also blocked.

Unbalanced Throat Chakra

The Chakra is located in the throat area and is associated with speech, communication, creativity, and expression.

When we’re in a balanced state (i.e., our awareness is focused on the self), we are able to speak with clarity and ease. When we’re unbalanced or momentary unbalanced states occur (such as during meditation or deep thought), our speech can become stilted and disconnected.

You may have been told as a child or in an abusive relationship that it wasn’t ok for you to speak your truth. Sayings such as “Children should be seen and not heard” for example can lead to people closing their throats in order to feel safe and be accepted by their families.

Balanced Throat Chakra

In order to work on harmonising the Throat Chakra, we must first clear out any negative energy or blocks that may be keeping us from connecting with our true selves. We need to clear these things out as they will slow down our physical movement, making it very difficult to tune into this chakra. This Chakra is also good for working on personal relationships as it helps us understand how other people see us, which has a direct impact on how we interact with them.

When this chakra is balanced, we are much more able to speak our own truth. We can communicate our thoughts and feelings free from worries about being judged or deemed unworthy of expression.

If you are spiritually gifted, you will find it much easier to channel spirits and provide messages for yourself, loved ones or clients. You will find that you get less sore throats as the energy here is in balance with the rest of your energy body.

3rd eye chakra

The Third Eye Chakra or Brow Chakra

The third eye (also called the brow chakra) is an energy centre located at the centre of the forehead, just above the brow bone. It is associated with intuitive abilities, creative thinking and feelings about people’s feelings. It is also associated with knowing what is coming up for you in your life.

The third eye is a very important chakra, the one that links all of the other chakras to our solar plexus. It has two main functions:

  1. It helps us collect energy and transmit it in the form of thoughts, feelings and decisions. The more open or “unbalanced” we are with our energy system, the more internal and chaotic it becomes. If we are quite closed and block our energy system (in a positive way), then it will be easier to transfer energy into our physical body.
  2. The third eye also helps us understand what’s going on in our bodies and minds through visualization. For example, if we are having a difficult time with something at work or home, we can visualize this in detail, rather than guessing from other people’s reactions.

The opposite is also true: if we are quite open, analytical and conscious about what’s going on in our minds/bodies/lives, then it will be easier for us to transfer energy into them through visualization (and also for ourselves). This is one reason why people have so much trouble focusing on their work (they are either too closed or too analytical). In this sense, the third eye is an external chakra that helps us understand what’s happening inside ourselves without having to look outwards.

Unbalanced Third Eye Chakra

When this chakra is unbalanced we find that our second sight gifts are a struggle to use. You may have issues with focusing on where you want to be moving towards in life and instead, you find yourself in places or situations that don’t serve you.

Balanced Third Eye Chakra

The third eye is a very important part of our brains. It controls vision and can be used to bring us in touch with our inner self. It is easier to connect to spirit when this chakra is in balance. Your path becomes clearer and you are able to see or recognise opportunities for growth.

Crown - Top of head chakra

The Crown Chakra

The last of the seven main chakras within the human body is the crown chakra.

This seventh chakra is located at the top of your head, directly above your eyes. It has three main functions: attunement, connection and expression. Attunement is the ability to tune in to another person’s energy and understanding. Connection is the ability to feel connected to another person or thing. Expression is the ability to channel that energy into something meaningful or useful to someone else.

The Chakra can be easily accessed when you have a strong connection with someone or something that resonates with you, like family, friends or things associated with it. This way you can direct those energies into something constructive in life (donating money for charity, speaking out against injustice) without having to do any heavy lifting yourself.

Unbalanced Crown Chakra

When you are unbalanced you feel fine but your body feels otherworldly or empty which can make it difficult to get a good night’s sleep or perform at work. If you ever feel like you are too energetic or too calm then your crown chakra might be out of balance and not close to home.

The first thing you must do when you feel intense emotion is to identify exactly what it is that you are feeling. If you are angry, your emotions may be triggered by real events or situations, but if you are overwhelmed with despair or hopelessness, those emotions are probably being triggered by stories or memes that have grown in your mind over time. The single most effective way to deal with negative emotions like anger is to simply let go of them – letting them go while allowing them to dissipate naturally over time.

It is the one that holds your life force, your energy, and your vital force. It is also referred to as the “fifth element” or “fifth kingdom” because it holds in its hands all matter, including earth, air, fire, water etc.

Balanced Crown Chakra

The Crown chakra is the highest and most important of the seven chakras because it’s where we connect to the universal energy system. It’s also where we connect to the collective consciousness or “the One” that all life on Earth is part of, which is why this chakra always represents unity and harmony. It’s also a place of great power because it connects us to our divine source.

The Crown chakra controls emotion and can be used for both good and bad. The crown chakra keeps everything in balance.

In general terms: When you are balanced, you feel great.

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