Literally speaking, the Sanskrit word chakra translates as wheel or disc, but it refers to a center of spiritual energy within the human body, of which there are seven along the spine, and through the neck and crown of the head, according to the Chopra Center. This energy is believed to be essential for our physical and emotional wellbeing. When our chakras are open and aligned, our energy is constantly free-flowing, allowing prana to flow through them. But when one or more of our chakras become blocked, it can cause physical and emotional symptoms that can be difficult to identify.
In order to understand which chakras are blocked, it is important to first understand the basics of the seven chakras. The root chakra is located at the base of the spine and is associated with feelings of safety and security. The navel chakra is located in the solar plexus and is associated with trust. The third eye chakra is located in the forehead and is associated with intuition.
The heart chakra is located in the center of the chest and is associated with love. The throat chakra is located in the throat and is associated with communication. The sacral chakra is located in the lower abdomen and is associated with creativity. Finally, the crown chakra is located at the top of the head and is associated with spiritual connection.
When one or more of these chakras become blocked, it can cause physical or emotional symptoms related to that particular chakra. For example, if your root chakra is blocked, you may experience feelings of insecurity or fear. If your navel chakra is blocked, you may experience problems with willpower or self-esteem. If your third eye chakra is blocked, you may experience depression, anxiety or a more critical attitude.
If your heart chakra is blocked, you may experience difficulty expressing love or forming meaningful relationships. If your throat chakra is blocked, you may experience difficulty communicating your thoughts or feelings. If your sacral chakra is blocked, you may experience sexual imbalances or difficulty expressing yourself creatively. Finally, if your crown chakra is blocked, you may experience a lack of spiritual connection or inspiration. Fortunately, there are several ways to identify which of your chakras are blocked and rebalance them.
One way to do this is through meditation or yoga practices that focus on connecting with each individual chakra. You can also use an A-Z index to identify which chakras are blocked based on physical or emotional symptoms that you are experiencing. Additionally, there are courses available that provide tips for identifying and rebalancing each individual chakra. By understanding which of your chakras are blocked and taking steps to rebalance them, you can restore balance to your physical and emotional wellbeing.