Identifying Blocked Chakras
When a pain, sickness, or illness manifests in some area of your body, there will be a blockage or weakness that correlates to one or more chakras.
By recognizing and understanding the way your different body parts resonate with the seven major chakras, you can easily and quickly address the energetic sources of your physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual ailments.
In Sanskrit, chakra means wheel. It’s because each chakra is linked to the next in what appears to be a vertical line going up the body.
It also creates energy that surrounds and loops all throughout the body.
The seven chakras are categorized from the base of the spine to the top of the head in an ascending manner.
Each chakra has an equivalent color, and when the colors are all combined, they make an ascending rainbow.
The root chakra, also known as the base chakra, corresponds to your physical body’s connection to the earth.
Just like any foundation or groundwork, it’s associated with the basics of survival: food, shelter, comfort, safety, and belonging.
When the root chakra becomes blocked, you can tell right away because you feel sluggish, heavy, and low. You often feel stuck, and you are under a lot of stress that never seems to disappear.
You also have endless money problems, and you find yourself in a career that you didn’t plan on having.
There’s also a feeling of abandonment by your parents or by your family, and you feel like you need to survive life instead of live life. You survive and just get by instead of looking forward to or planning for the future.
When there’s an imbalance in the root chakra, you hate or dislike your body. You often feel like you’re not good enough being the way you are.
The sacral chakra corresponds to sexuality and the nature of relationships. It resonates with freedom from guilt, with sensation, with pleasure, with creativity, and with the joys of life.
When the sacral chakra becomes blocked, you experience challenges in letting yourself become physically, emotionally, or sexually intimate.
You have this notion that sex is bad, and that it can only cause pain and suffering. And you believe that you need to be sexy and beautiful in order to be desired or loved.
You often feel confused, hurt, and abused. Also, you can’t easily trust others when they say that you can be loved for simply being you.
When there are problems with the sacral chakra, it means that you often struggle with having a healthy self-image.
You also move from one relationship to the next in your search for the right partner. Oftentimes, you also lack the confidence and the faith that you are worthy of love!
The solar plexus chakra is the chakra that governs your relationship with yourself. It’s associated with your self-worth, self-esteem, personal power, and freedom from disgrace.
When your solar plexus chakra becomes blocked, you cannot help but feel like a victim. You feel powerless and weak when it comes to dealing with people or your current circumstances.
Also, you relinquish your personal power because you feel that it’s what’s necessary to keep the peace and harmony in your personal and professional relationships.
You also find it hard to act on your dreams because of your sense of powerlessness and your lack of self-esteem. And you also experience stomach anxiety and stomach pains often.
The heart chakra rules love and spirituality. It resonates with your sense of compassion and forgiveness. It’s the emotional zone, and it’s associated with your masculine and feminine self.
When it comes to the heart chakra, love is not only meant for other people but also applies to love for yourself. It’s associated with self-acceptance and self-love.
When your heart chakra is closed off or out of alignment, you are scared of making commitments, and you feel like you need to please others so that people will like or fall in love with you.
Because of your negative or painful experiences in love and relationships, you feel like you have to protect yourself from being hurt again.
You find it difficult to give and receive love and to be compassionate. Or you find yourself holding on to grudges and becoming clingy to the people you love.
You become needy in your relationships, and it often leads to distrust, jealousy, and anger.
When the heart chakra becomes out of balance or blocked, it can manifest as allergies, asthma, or heart disease.
The throat chakra is the communication center. It governs your voice and your self-expression. It is associated with speaking the truth, harnessing your willpower, listening, and being heard.
When there’s a blockage in the throat chakra, it makes you feel scared to speak up or share your thoughts and emotions. You just go along with other people so that you don’t hurt or upset anyone.
You often feel frustrated because you feel like people don’t really hear or listen to what you have to say.
On a physical level, you also get sore throats very often when something is blocking your throat chakra.
The third eye chakra is associated with your psychic abilities and your intuition. It’s also connected to your sense of purpose in life.
It’s the chakra that governs your self-reflection, discernment, visualization, and trust in your own intuition.
When there’s something blocking the third eye chakra, you often struggle to find meaning in your life. You often ask yourself the big questions, starting with why you are here in this world.
You feel detached from your intuition, and you don’t feel like you have one at all. And you find it challenging to make decisions, and you often feel lost when it comes to your path in life and your spiritual purpose.
You have trouble sticking to your decisions, and you feel unmoored when it comes to matters concerning your spirituality.
You’re feeling frustration because you feel that there’s something wrong with you, and you feel it intuitively. You also feel tense in your brow area and often get headaches.
The crown chakra is the link that connects you to the divine. It’s associated with your spirituality, revelation, divine consciousness, spirituality, and enlightenment.
The crown chakra controls your brain functions, as well as your central nervous system.
When there’s a blockage in the crown chakra, you experience meaninglessness, insignificance, and loneliness.
You also have a strong attachment to material possessions and your achievements. You define yourself according to these things, and you feel a disconnect from the spiritual side of your life.
And you don’t feel a connection or a higher power guiding you. You feel unworthy of spiritual guidance, and you are often angry because you feel like your higher power has left you behind.
When there’s something wrong with the crown chakra, you often suffer from tension headaches and migraines.
A blockage in one chakra can affect the functions of the rest of the chakras. This list of symptoms can be a bit overwhelming, and even depressing in some cases.
But remember that a blockage in one major chakra causes imbalances in the others. This is why it’s important to know where the blockage is located and what caused it.
With the right amount of knowledge and exercise, just like a traffic enforcer can help ease traffic at an intersection, you can restore the free flow of energies in your body.
When all the chakras are healthy and in balance, life will feel good again, just as it should be.
Opening Your Chakras Via Guided Meditation
Since your chakras are a part of an intimately connected framework, there’s only so much you can do on a particular chakra.
It’s smarter to mull over every one of them to bring the whole framework into alignment.
With time and experience, you’ll show signs of improvement at identifying singular lopsided characteristics and guiding your meditation to focus on specific chakras.
To start, just find a tranquil and peaceful place where you won’t be disturbed for 30 minutes or so.
Sit in a casual position on the floor with your legs laid out before you. You can sit with your legs crossed if this position is more comfortable for you, too.
Hold your spine erect yet not very rigid. Let your hands fall gently and relaxed on your knees. Take full breaths and exhale evenly.
Picture each chakra from the root to the crown. As you do, imagine the energies gushing into and through the chakras. Use the chakra’s color associations with this chakra activity.
Give each chakra a lot of thought and focus on it until you reach the point where you can see and feel their energies. Each chakra merits a couple of minutes for itself.
When you get to the crown chakra, you should have a good mental picture of positive energies coursing all throughout your body.
When you’re just starting on chakra meditation, it can be confusing to monitor all the chakras and their colors and focus on them. This is why guided meditation can be a tremendous help.
Give your eyes time to relax and close them while you take deep breaths. Let your breath into your body, loosening up your stomach and relieving your brain.
Feel the support of the earth underneath your feet and connect with its stability and solidness. Allow it to carry and support your weight.
Be aware of the sounds that encompass you and just let them be there.
Focus on the light and shade and the air that touches the surface of your body.
Sense the sky above and the horizons stretching out to the world around you. Feel the earth underneath giving you physical support and stability.
Empower your mind to release what it does not require any more. Release it, let it stream out of you, and let everything fall away.
Withdraw yourself far from where you have been. Relay your energies back home to your center. Ground yourself at the here and now.
Be aware of the space around you. Breathe in with space, and focus on the rise and fall of your breath.
Concentrate on your breath’s coming and going, and its sensations, sounds, and temperature.
Breathe in to where your body rests, underneath the base of your spine. Breathe down to your root chakra and allow it to relax and expand, accepting the life-force energies and sustenance.
Allow your root to connect with the ground beneath you. Welcome the red color, which is also the color of the earth.
Fill your root chakra with red color to ground, heal, and protect you. Give it a chance to take what it needs and assert to yourself that you are here, and that you have the privilege to be. You have the full support of the earth!
When you’re ready, allow your mindfulness to venture out up to your stomach, just underneath your navel, to your Hara, which is your chakra of delight, development, decision, innovativeness, and enthusiastic insight.
Inhale into your Hara and feel it delicately grow with every breath. Receive and change with its life force energies.
Welcome the orange color, which is also the orange of the setting sun. Bathe your Hara with this color and let it propel you, transform you, and enable you.
Bolster your Hara and express the words that address the universe that you need to respect your needs, and that you need to allow yourself to be taken care of.
When you’re done with this chakra, move your attention to your solar plexus, which can be found just beneath your bosom bone. This is the chakra of your own energy.
Inhale into this chakra and allow your solar plexus to ease up, calm down, and expand with every breath.
It’s a great opportunity to invite in the color yellow, which is also the color of sunlight. Surround your solar plexus with light as you support, replenish, and nurture it.
Tell it what it needs. Say the words and reveal to it that you love yourself, that you are all that anyone could need, and that you are extremely valuable.
You can relay your mindfulness up to the focal point of your chest, right to the heart chakra. This is simply the chakra of unrestricted love and growth.
Inhale into your heart chakra and let it relax and expand. Welcome the color green, which is also the shade of spring.
You can likewise welcome the color rose pink, whichever of the two that you favor is alright. Bathe your heart chakra with healing, renewal, and sustenance.
Let your heart to get what it needs and reveal to it that you are very much cherished. And that you allow yourself to love and be loved. Disclose to it that you are somebody worthy of receiving love.
When you’re ready to move on from the heart chakra, you can go up to your throat chakra, which is simply the chakra of individual will and articulation.
Let your throat chakra breathe, release, and expand. Welcome the shade of blue, which is also the shade of the sky.
Inhale the sky into your throat chakra to clear and open it, and temper its demand for control. Free your imagination and give yourself the freedom to express yourself.
Allow your throat chakra to get what it needs and disclose to it that you hear and speak the truth, that you communicate unreservedly, and that you are free to go with the currents of life.
At this point, you are now able to relay your concentration up to your brow to where you find the third eye chakra. This is the chakra of instinct and knowledge, so let it calm you, relax you, and soften you.
Welcome the color indigo, which is also the color of the night sky. Fill your third eye chakra with this color to relieve you and help you adjust to your present situation. Allow it to bring you lucidity, comprehension, and understanding.
Permit your third eye chakra to get what it needs and disclose to it that everything is going as it should.
You are now able to continue to the highest point. Make a beeline for the crown chakra, which is the chakra of unity.
Welcome the color violet and delicately surround your crown chakra with it to blend, re-establish, and adjust.
Let your crown chakra take what it needs and disclose to it that you are unified with the universe. Tell it that you are one with the universe, and you are one with the whole.
When you are ready to go back to yourself, back to the rise and fall of your breaths, back to your core, begin to inhale into your center.
Express the words that you are whole, and that you are perfect and magical the way you are.
Let the vibrations of these words fill your body, psyche, emotions, and soul. Take what you require and be aware of the air that touches the surface of your skin.
Focus on the sounds around you, regardless of whether close or far. You can begin to close your chakras a little.
Know that you will always have help everywhere you look. Focus on how you feel, and hold yourself with kindness and thoughtfulness because you are somebody one of a kind.
When you’re ready to move on, you can now wrap this chakra meditation up.
Chakra Meditation Techniques
This simple guide will show you how you can do a chakra meditation that can help align and balance your chakra energies.
A chakra meditation begins by putting yourself in a comfortable sitting position with your back straight and not ridged.
Focus on each part of your body beginning with your feet working your way up. As you do this, allow that body part to relax and let the stress disappear.
The next step in your chakra meditation is to concentrate on your breathing. Don’t feel pressured, and don’t force it. Let your breath grow deep and steady.
Your mind will most likely wonder, so just gently bring it back to your breath and keep your focus on every inhale and exhale.
Visualize your breath coming into your lungs and entering your bloodstream. See it nourishing every muscle, organ, and cell in your body, and then visualize it cleansing your body of toxins with each breath that you let out.
Next step in this chakra meditation is to visualize the beating of your heart and the perfect function of your body. See how all your body parts work together in unison and complete harmony.
Visualize how your breath sustains all these body parts and the body as a whole.
Be aware of how your breath acts as the life-giving force of the entire thing you call your body.
Next in your chakra meditation is to imagine that you are breathing in a life-giving energy. Visualize this energy as something that’s yellow-orange in color.
See this energy encompass your whole body and infuse your aura. As it does so, visualize your aura growing stronger, brighter, and getting charged by this incredible energy.
Take this step gradually and allow your aura to grow brighter, slowly but surely. Keep this energy flowing with each breath you take and with each breath that you expel.
The next thing that you want to do in this chakra meditation is to energize each chakra.
Begin with the root chakra. Imagine a clockwise ray of energy, and the energy you breathe in will feed this ray and make it stronger and brighter.
Visualize another source of energy that’s rising from the earth. It’s the same life-giving energy that adds to the ray of energy at the root chakra.
The next step is to move up to the sacral chakra. Then move on next to the solar plexus, heart, throat, and crown chakras. Infuse each chakra with life force energies.
Take your time, and don’t worry about spending too much time on one chakra if it’s what you need to do. It’s strongly recommended to always start from the bottom going up without skipping a chakra.
Each chakra influences the other chakras. It energizes a higher chakra before a lower chakra could have a negative effect.
The last step in chakra meditation is to see all the chakras being fed with this life-giving energy all at the same time. Picture this energy coming in from your breath and from down the earth.
Remember to pay attention to your chakras and your aura as they become clearer, brighter, and extra charged from this life-giving energy.
Finally, you can open your eyes and relax for a couple of minutes. Pay close attention to your body and how wonderful and energized you now feel.
Try to practice for 15 to 30 minutes with each sitting. Don’t forget to enjoy it because it’s a really good, relaxing, and uplifting kind of chakra meditation.
Chakra Meditation Music & Chakra Colors to Meditate
Music is another tool that you can also use in balancing your chakras or meditating with your chakras.
In addition to music, chakra energy colors are also very helpful healing and meditation components.
An example of a chakra color that can help with your meditation includes green, which relates to your heart and soul and helps you let go of your suppressed emotional trauma.
Another dynamic color is indigo for the brow or third eye chakra because it helps you see beauty and perfection in everything.
Blue is also used in throat chakra meditation because it helps express the truth through speech.
Light Variations for Chakra Meditations
When performing chakra meditations, there are many variations of light that you can incorporate.
Emerald Green Flame can bring back and transform your physical body.
Violet Flame, which is the combination of the sapphire blue ray of the divine masculine, the rose pink of the divine feminine, and the gold flame of the Christ Consciousness, releases you from the attachments of painful memories.
Rose Pink Light infuses you with the unconditional love of the divine mother and surrounds you with a bubble of protection.
Sunshine Yellow Ray comes into the fore when your masculine and feminine polarities achieve a balance. It’s infused with illumination and divine wisdom.
Gold Light draws true peace into your being. It grounds and nurtures your energies and brings balance and completion.
You can experiment with these color variations during your chakra meditation and see which ones resonate with you the most. You may find yourself drawn to different light variations at different times.
Chakra Meditation and Healing
Even though there are hundreds of chakras in the body, there are seven main chakras that are associated with healing.
The chakras start at the bottom of your spinal cord and then travel up the spinal cord to the very top of your head.
The objective of all spiritual practices is to reach a place of balance between your body, spirit, health, earth, and universe.
Here are some great techniques that you can employ to cleanse and heal your chakras.
1) Chakra Meditation
It’s recommended to use a healing approach from two directions when performing chakra meditation.
The first one is to focus on the level of the cause, and the second is to focus on the level of the effects.
Unless you address the cause level properly, you will continue to experience upset or distress in your body and emotions.
This is why you should do chakra meditation. Because it can bring your attention to yourself in a state of pure awareness.
When you meditate and focus on the effect level, you can ease the feelings of separation or isolation to the Whole that you actually are.
You can meditate using White Light Chakra meditation, Inner Vision meditation, and the Wellbeing Boat.
If you are new to chakra meditation, a guided meditation will help you a great deal. Put your headphones on, sit comfortably, and follow your guide’s instructions.
Focus on their soothing voice and your own controlled breathing. You’ll be delighted to know that there are guided meditations for different kinds of tastes.
When the chakra becomes stuck, it’s good to release the stuck energies using movement.
Yoga postures are recognized as a wonderful technique to free or release stagnant energies in the body.
It encourages the good flow of fresh and vital energy back into the body through breathing and doing different postures.
My Final Thoughts on Chakra Meditation
The practice of meditation aligns your seven major chakras with the power of your environment and the universe.
It’s very simple to perform chakra meditation, as long as you remember to concentrate on a particular chakra at a time and clear your mind of everything else.
Sit comfortably and remain still with your spine upright. Focus on the specific chakra while taking deep and slow breaths.
Focus on the root chakra and work your way slowly to the crown chakra. Make sure that you feel at ease with your sitting position and that there are no other distractions.
As you focus on each of your chakras, you will see beams of light radiating out of you. You will feel a strong connection to everything around you.
Spend about 3 to 5 minutes per chakra, but try not to take more than 30 minutes in total.
Although results are not achievable in just a short time, half an hour of daily meditation will give you many benefits, some of which include a more optimistic outlook when it comes to your behaviors, perceptions, thought processes, and understanding of events.
There will be an improved memory, awareness, and concentration. Your creativity, imagination, and resourcefulness will also be heightened.
You will enjoy deeper and better sleep. You will wake up feeling refreshed in the morning, and your overall health will also improve.
Because you will also have better and stronger control of your emotions, you will also reduce stress. You will be more patient and understanding.
Chakra meditation will improve your overall health, including your emotional, mental, and spiritual well-being. It will also lower your blood pressure, which in turn can prevent strokes and other forms of heart disease.
Chakra meditation will give you balanced and harmonious functions of chakras. As a result, your whole body becomes more nourished and purified of all physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual toxins!
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