Feeling Unbalanced? Check Your Chakras
Do you ever feel like you’re missing out on a whole big part of your life? Maybe you’re feeling like you’re all work and no play, maybe you feel like you’re spending all your energy on helping family and friends. Maybe you have just been feeling like your life is a record on repeat, where everyday feels the same. These are all examples of imbalances in your chakras that are playing out in your life.
When you have a gut feeling that you’re not yourself, it’s because you are experiencing some kind of imbalance. Your optimal snot being so obsessed with progress that you forget to stop to smell the roses.
Balancing your chakras is essential to progress. It’s essential to having energy, health, and equal footing in the physical and spiritual worlds. Often when people first go through an awakening, their mind changes so quickly that they become imbalanced and obsessed with spiritual growth to the detriment of their own stability. Alternatively, people obsessed with security and stability lack a balance in their energy where creativity can allow them to see things more expansively.
So how do we get from imbalanced to balanced? Below is a list of the typical feelings you might have based on individual chakra imbalances. We’ve also offered a few tips to help you balance those chakras!
Check In With Your Chakras
The Root Chakra - An unbalanced root chakra makes you feel you don’t have a handle on your finances or feel it’s hard to make what you need. You may feel that your home base is threatened or unstable. To balance this chakra, do squats daily as well as standing balancing poses in yoga. Try doing a reiki session to unblock the energy flow as well (you don’t have to do it all alone). When balanced, you’re going to feel stable, secure, and safe. You’ll feel grounded and able to take care of your basic survival needs.
The Sacral Chakra - An unbalanced sacral chakra could mean obsessing over sex, which means the chakra is overactive (or under-active if you have no sex drive). You may experience fears about intimacy or a total lack of creative ideas and ability to make what you want happen. Get some orange crystals like Tiger’s eye, carnelian, and amber to awaken this chakra. Do hip stretches and twisting yoga poses, as well as drink lots of water. When balanced, you’re going to be creative, able to express and manifest your desires, as well as feel back in touch with your sexual identity.
The Solar Plexus Chakra - If you feel like you’ve lost your confidence, drive, or sense of humor and you’re feeling a bit hopeless, this chakra needs balancing. If you find that you are overconfident and offending people with arrogance, this is another sign that this chakra needs balancing. When balanced, you’ll feel motivated and have more will power. You’ll stand up for yourself and go after what you want.
The Heart Chakra - If you feel like there is a barrier between you and others, your heart chakra is imbalanced. If you want to balance it you can do heart opening yoga poses like backbends and forward bends. You can also use the crystal rose quartz or rose geranium oil to re-activate this chakra. You’ll be able to forgive yourself and others with a steady flow of love that you give and receive unconditionally.
The Throat Chakra - If your throat feels tense and you feel timid, or that you’re talking too much without thinking, your throat chakra is imbalanced. Plow pose in yoga can help you balance this chakra, as can neck stretches. Wearing lapis lazuli and aquamarine crystals as well as drinking plenty of water are very effective. As this chakra balances, you’ll communicate your ideas and set healthy boundaries for yourself more easily.
The Third Eye Chakra - If you feel confused and anxious, your third eye or brow chakra is most likely unbalanced. In order to reclaim clear vision and wisdom, you can do inversion poses in yoga, such as downward facing dog, standing forward fold, or headstands. You can also increase your meditation time and use purple crystals at your third eye. Additionally, drink water and use toothpaste without fluoride. As this chakra becomes balanced, you’ll start to see or know things before they happen, have strong mental clarity, and a better memory.
The Crown Chakra - If you feel isolated and lonely or feel like you have no real purpose in life, it’s because your crown chakra is imbalanced. It can even create skin rashes, headaches, and hair loss. To balance it, you can eat lots of superfoods and raw vegetables as well as do breathing exercises like breath of fire daily. Getting a reiki session done can be a game changer for your crown chakra as well. When this chakra is balanced, you’ll have a sense and experience of yourself as a part of the whole and be able to contact spirits for guidance.
You know that song that goes, “your ear bone’s connected to your shoulder bone”? The chakras are very similar. A block in one chakra may mean that energy isn’t flowing to another chakra. Yoga can help clear all your chakras as well as getting a reiki healing session from a recommended practitioner. Often when I give reiki, one blocked chakra will not clear until I get the energy moving another chakra.
You can also do morning and evening visualizations in your meditation time to see in your mind’s eye that all the chakras are healthy and spinning. If you sense one is off, ask your higher self what emotions and experiences need to be released so you can achieve homeostasis again.
Eating a variety of fruits and vegetables helps keep your chakras balanced. If you are dehydrated or eating an unhealthy diet, your digestion will slow and affect all of your chakras. Often when you feel off, the first thing you need is water, the second thing is nutrients, and the third is a good stretch.
Which chakra do you need to unblock? What habits will you change to get your energy moving again? Let us know!
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