Physical imbalances in the root chakra can manifest in a variety of ways, from problems with the legs, feet, rectum, coccyx, and immune system to male reproductive parts and the prostate gland. People with imbalances here may also experience degenerative arthritis, knee pain, sciatica, eating disorders, and constipation. Mild symptoms of physical imbalance of the throat chakra include neck and neck pain, but they can spread to frequent sore throats, colds, and ear infections. Chakras are like turbines that both supply energy to the chakra and release energy from it.
When too much suppressed emotional energy is put into a chakra that feeds energy to the physical body, it can cause issues. Over time, less vital energy flows into the chakra and less spent energy comes out. The third eye chakra governs your ability to invite a new reality into your life by dreaming of different possibilities. Diane Malaspina, PhD, a therapeutic specialist in yoga medicine, prefers to think of chakras as out of balance rather than blocked.
To start balancing all of your chakras and working toward well-being, it is best to start at the root and work your way up to the crown, one chakra at a time. Postures that strengthen the pelvic floor - where the sacral chakra resides - such as the bridge posture or deep hip opening postures like the pigeon pose or lizard pose are excellent for strengthening this chakra. The solar plexus chakra is located between the navel and rib cage and is said to be the center of self-esteem, will and identity; in other words, it is the chakra that you really expect to have juice. Crystals can be used to bring healing and energetic vibrations to specific chakras.
If the throat chakra is blocked, unbalanced, or underactive, it can often manifest as throat problems, stiff neck, cold symptoms, and thyroid imbalances. Pain can radiate through the lower back and lower abdomen when the sacral chakra is unbalanced. There are many other chakra healing techniques and practices that heal chakras when they experience an imbalance. An imbalance in the crown chakra results in rigid thoughts and an unwillingness to consider another person's perspective or to receive messages from the divine.
It may also be correlated with an imbalance in the first chakra but this would need to be assessed on an individual basis. When a chakra is out of balance it is likely that it has closed; therefore reopening it can help you find the right balance for optimal function. Visualizing your chakras as small twinkling lights above and below your midline can help you find balance. The work of balancing your chakras is gaining popularity but it can be difficult to know where to start. Pipolo's manual test can help you discover your current state of balance before sweeping movements are used to restore equilibrium.