Chakras, What They Do and How to Heal Them

[Last Updated: July 2nd 2013]

1. Root Chakra – Represents our foundation and feeling of being grounded.
Location: Base of spine in tailbone area.
Emotional issues: Survival issues such as financial independence, money, and food that can present fatigue, disagreements with family members and disorientation. (Lack of grounding)
What to do?
Visualize a molten lava flow beneath you (intense red) Go to an open space barefoot and imagine a growing root from your feet to the center of the earth. Resolving issues with family (root) can help you heal this chakra

2. Sacral Chakra – Our connection and ability to accept others and new experiences.

Location: Lower abdomen, about 2 inches below the navel and 2 inches in.
Emotional issues: Sense of abundance, well-being, pleasure and $e*u[email protected] that can present $e*[email protected] dysfunction, hormonal imbalance and lack of activity if the chakra is blocked.
What to do?
Any creative or $e*[email protected] outlet has the potential to engage this chakra but only if the person is willing and align with his or her genuine self.

3. Solar Plexus Chakra – Our ability to be confident and in-control of our lives.
Location: Upper abdomen in the stomach area.
Emotional issues: Self-worth, self-confidence, self-esteem that can present digestive system upset, weakness in “core” muscles, low immunity and low self-esteem if the chakra is blocked
What to do?
Reassessing personal choices and life directions, it is helpful to take time and space to nourish and to uncover and accept the real self

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4. Heart Chakra – Our ability to love.
Location: Center of chest just above heart.
Emotional issues: Love, joy, inner peace can present high or low blood pressure, cardiac symptoms, anger, numbness and fear of love if the chakra is blocked.
What to do?
Visualize a bright white light in the center of the chest and allow it to expand slowly to awaken this chakra and soothe feelings of hurt, write a journal or talk to a good and trusted friend too.

5. Throat Chakra – Our ability to communicate.
Location: Throat.
Emotional issues: Communication, self-expression of feelings, the truth can present hypothyroid, frustration and fear or inability to express oneself if the chakra is blocked.
What to do?
Sing, dance, write, speak and yell, express yourself, no fears, stand up for personal beliefs and support other people, ideologies and groups, but especially for yourself.

6. Third Eye Chakra – Our ability to focus on and see the big picture.
Location: Forehead between the eyes. (Also called the Brow Chakra)
Emotional issues: Intuition, imagination, wisdom, ability to think and make decisions can present headaches, lack of insight, feeling lost and lack of psychic intuitiveness if chakra is blocked.
What to do?
Visualize a third eye in the middle of the in the middle of the forehead, looking around with keen observation and insight. Overthinking congests the brow chakra.

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7. Crown Chakra – The highest Chakra represents our ability to be fully connected spiritually.
Location: The very top of the head.
Emotional issues: Inner and outer beauty, our connection to spirituality, pure bliss can present headaches, brain fog, fear, disconnection, lack of trust/faith/ hope in chakra when blocked.
What to do?
This chakra represents the connection with the divine as well as the reality that all is energy, there is no form. Visualize a glowing white energy coming down and enveloping the top of the head, opening and healing the crown chakra. Talk (out loud or internally) to the higher self and ask for guidance, healing and wisdom.


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