Even though modern medicine doesn’t really support the idea or existence of the chakras, that doesn’t mean they don’t play a role in your life. Anytime you have a bad day or a negative feeling, it affects your body’s energy. In the eastern world, the concept of the chakra is well known, but if you live in the western world, you may not be as familiar to some of these insights and how the chakras can help you improve your life.
Difficult experiences that may have occurred in your early childhood for example can cause imbalances in your root chakra. If you had a difficult or challenging childhood and weren’t supplied with enough love or affection, you may experience things like anxiousness, stress or even survival or financial issues in your adult years.
Root Chakra Issues
Imbalances in the root chakra can even cause fears about letting go, poor boundaries and a feeling of scarcity. Health issues caused by a weak root chakra can cause things like obesity, lower back aches, joint pain and even a poor immune system, just to name a few. Taking a moment to think about what kind of beliefs you inherited from your family, might help you better understand some of the challenging issues you experience today.
Some questions you can ask yourself as it pertains to the root chakra are:
What kind of beliefs have you inherited from your family?
- Do you have unresolved issues with your parent’s?
- Do you have major issues with money or personal survival?
- Do you have trouble bonding with others?
Sacral Chakra Issues
The second chakra, the sacral chakra, is centered on relationships, creativity, sexuality, and even things like money and control. The second chakra is tied in with your individual development when you learned that you were a separate individual apart from your family and parents.
If you are experiencing any bladder or uterine problems, sexual difficulties or impotence, lower back pain or sciatica, or problems with your large intestines, you may be experiencing a blockage in this chakra. Some questions that pertain to the second chakra include:
Do you feel creatively blocked?
- Do you have trouble with addictions like drugs or alcohol?
- Are you prone to drama?
- Are you uneasy with your sexuality?
Solar Plexus Chakra Issues
The third chakra, the solar plexus is also known as the power chakra. This chakra is the ultimate representation of your self-esteem and personal power. When your third chakra is healthy, you will honor yourself and experience warmth and understanding. Blockages in this chakra can result in a fear of rejection, being overly sensitive, being judgmental, or even having low energy.
Health issues related to this chakra are stomach problems, muscle cramps and nervousness. A few questions to ask yourself in terms of this chakra are:
Do you feel like a victim?
- Do you have low self-esteem?
- Do you fear change?
- Do you feel as if you have lost your power?
Heart Chakra Issues
The fourth chakra is of course the heart chakra. This is the chakra of love. This chakra acts as a connector for the lower chakras to the upper chakras. When your heart chakra is open and full you are more easily able to love and forgive people. The heart chakra also supports a healthy immune system and clear lungs.
A blocked fourth chakra can cause a “heavy heart” or issues with anger and resentment and even guilt. An unhealthy heart chakra can cause things like breathing difficulties, shortness of breath, chest pains, or even high blood pressure or tension in the shoulders.Some questions to ask yourself if you feel you have issues with the heart chakra are:
Do you give yourself enough time alone?
- Are there people in your life you could forgive?
- Can you forgive yourself for mistakes you may have made?
- Are there areas in your heart that carry emotional sadness or wounds that need to be looked at or examined?
Throat Chakra Issues
The throat chakra rules the area of communication. This chakra helps you speak from the heart and it helps you be heard. The throat chakra also rules willpower and the right to choose. If your throat chakra is blocked, you may not feel free to express the truth. Our words are the creative expression of our lives, so if you feel you have issues with communication, this is the chakra to work with. Some questions to ponder for this chakra are:
Do you feel as if you easily express your thoughts?
- Do you feel like you have the right to make choices for yourself?
- Do you tell little white lies?
- Is your voice shaky or unclear?
Brow Chakra Issues
The brow chakra, otherwise known as the third eye chakra, is all about developing your intuition. This chakra is kind of like your spiritual eye, in the sense that it helps you connect with spirit.
If you have a block in this chakra, you may not trust your intuition or you may have problems feeling spaced-out or have poor concentration. This chakra when blocked might also create worry or poor memory. If you feel like you have issues with this chakra, you may want to ask yourself these questions:
Do you feel like you can’t trust your intuition?
- Do you find it difficult to visualize or imagine?
- Would you like to develop your insight more?
- Do you find you justify your poor decisions a lot?
Crown Chakra Issues
The beautiful 1000 petal lotus, the crown chakra is your connection to God or spirit. If you have ever mediated and felt like your head was tingling, you might have been experiencing an increase in energy in the crown chakra.
Blockages in this chakra can create depression, a lack of inspiration, confusion and even a fear of success. This chakra when blocked might also cause mental or nervous system disorders, brain tumors or migraines and amnesia. Some great questions to ask yourself that pertain to this chakra are:
Do you have trouble meditating?
- Are you often depressed or confused?
- Are you open to new ideas?
- Do you feel like you complain to God about your unhappiness in your life?
Learning to work with and understand the concept of the chakras can help you make improvements in every area of life. The more knowledge you gain when it comes to the chakras, the healthier and more balanced you will feel.
Anytime you feel lost or disconnected, you can rest assured that your chakras are involved some way some how. It’s important to remember that you are in control of your body and your life because you control your thoughts.
When you work with the energy of the chakras, and keep them healthy and balanced, there is no limit to what you can achieve in life.