INSIDE: How do you know which chakra is blocked? With this handy A-Z guide! Just look up your symptom to discover which energy centers need some extra love. Enjoy!
When our chakras are in alignment and open, we feel grounded and secure, and we feel our best physically and emotionally.
A blocked chakra, however, can derail our health, giving way to unwanted physical symptoms and emotional imbalance.
We can use those symptoms and ailments to help us determine which chakra is out of balance so that we can realign it.
But how do you know which chakra is blocked?
Which Chakra is Blocked? Here's an A-Z Index of Symptoms...
Below, you'll find an index of A-Z symptoms that will help you determine which chakra is blocked, as well as useful links to learn more about healing crystals that can help you with chakra alignment.
Working with healing crystals regulates emotions, unblocks chakras, and provides peace, helping our bodies rest and realign.
Anger in the wrong circumstances can be harmful. However, anger often shows us where we can improve. It usually reveals a blockage between the solar plexus chakra and the heart chakra.
Some anger comes from unmet desires. When we learn to focus more on others, acting in a humanist manner, we open the heart chakra and allow the energy to flow into the other chakras.
These days, the great majority of our anxiety tends to revolve around money or our methods for making money. We fear not having enough time or money. We worry about bills, our schedules, and jobs.
This kind of anxiety relates to the first chakra and our basic needs for food, clothing, and shelter. We feel insecure or unsafe.
Additionally, Anxiety.org states that the solar plexus is out of balance when we suffer from eating disorders, anxiety, and a loss of control. It recommends that we start balancing one chakra and slowly move to the others.
Anxiety also relates to the third eye and throat chakra. When these two chakras are unbalanced, we lose our sense of perspective and our ability to clearly communicate our fears and feelings.
Arm pain is generally connected to the heart chakra. Heart pain travels from the chest to the arm, often the left arm, but sometimes both arms.
Arm pain often originates from an imbalance of emotions. We may be over-loving, suffocating loves ones, which can lead to jealousy and bitterness if not addressed. This pain points to a blockage in the heart and a need to be more open to love and abundance.
You can work to heal arm pain by using heart chakra stones.
Arthritis is one of the most common ailments. The Arthritis Foundation found that people who experience emotions that are more negative are more likely to suffer from pain related to osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus and fibromyalgia.
Depending on the location of pain or inflammation, arthritis can tell us which chakra is blocked. Most arthritis links to the root or solar plexus chakra. However, if the neck, back, legs or arms are painful, it is best to look up these areas individually using this index.
Asthma, chest pain, and breathing problems connect to multiple chakra.s There is also an emotional component to asthma. Studies found strong emotions make asthma worst. Almost half of asthma sufferers say stress can be a trigger.
Most breathing difficulties connect to the throat chakra and air passageways, which links with communication and our inability to express our thoughts or feelings.
However, some asthma symptoms also link with the solar plexus chakra and a need to protect our energy from negative influences.
Finally, if the asthma is stress- or emotion-related, it points to a potential blockage in the heart chakra.
Like arthritis, back pain is one of the most common ailments. Back pain may originate from a weakened chakra from an accident or illness.
When stressed, our breathing patterns alter, causing strain and tension in the mid-back. Our shoulders may tighten up, causing pain in the upper and middle back. Low-back pain manifests in the lower half of the back muscles, affecting flexibility and posture.
Determining which chakra is blocked depends on the location of the back pain.
- Pain in the tailbone links to the root chakra and our physical sense of security and place in the world.
- Lower back and hip pain connects to the sacral chakra, revealing a need to improve our relationships with others and ourselves.
- Upper back and shoulder pain links to the heart chakra and a need to let go and practice compassion.
Blurred vision relates to a spiritual blockage in the third eye chakra. If serious, this imbalance may manifest as hallucinations. Physically, it causes headaches and vision problems. Mentally, it manifests as depression or paranoia.
Daily affirmations, meditation and grounding are crucial to balancing this chakra. You can also use third eye chakra stones to calm this chakra.
Anxiety and emotional stress can contribute to constipation or worsen it. Constipation reveals a spiritual blockage in the root chakra, disturbing our sense of security or place in the world.
Grounding is helpful with balancing the root chakra. Walking barefoot, gardening, and camping can help calm anxiety and emotional stress. Spending time in nature realigns our root chakra, making us feel grounded and secure both physically and emotionally.
Learn more about healing the root chakra here.
Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease are both associated with the crown chakra, located at the top of the head. This chakra connects with leadership and our concern for others.
The seventh chakra connects with higher states of consciousness, helping us open up to a higher understanding. You can use crown chakra stones to bring balance to this area.
Depression affects all seven chakras. The slow-moving energy pools and stagnates. It links to our lower chakras, including the root, sacral, and solar plexus, as well as the heart chakra. Depression creates a downward spiral, as our physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual wellbeing slowly deteriorate.
To determine which chakra is blocked, take a look at the underlying emotion related to your depression (Note: all of the following may be blocked):
- The root chakra is impacted by financial stress or feeling like an outsider, which can trigger depression.
- The sacral chakra guides our emotions and feelings and stimulates pleasure. When depressed, it can be difficult to feel joy or find pleasure in the things we once loved.
- The solar plexus chakra is very susceptible to depression, because it links to personal power and self-esteem.
- The heart chakra helps us send love, combatting depression.
An ear infection reveals an imbalance in the throat chakra and third eye chakra. Vertigo or difficulty hearing are other physical and spiritual symptoms related to the ear.
Miscommunication or excessive mental chatter relate to this blockage, showing how we can improve our interactions with loved ones and our intuition.
There are many types of fatigue, but most links to stress and the root chakra or an unbalanced sacral chakra.
These chakras are our foundation, as energy flow begins at the first and second chakras. Therefore, a blockage in these chakras will create an imbalance of energy in other chakras as well.
When it comes to our feet, knowing which chakra is blocked is easy. Our feet are our center of vitality, helping to ground us. The feet help us detoxify, purifying energy as it travels through upper and lower chakras and back down into the earth to be recycled.
Feet problems connect to blockages in the root chakra, revealing a deep-rooted insecurity about our finances, home, or our place in the world.
Try using root chakra stones to balance the root chakra.
Gallbladder and digestion problems connect to the solar plexus chakra. Lack of motivation or confidence are another sign that this chakra is not balanced.
We can realign this chakra with a change in diet, daily affirmations, and meditation. Of course, we can always use solar plexus chakra stones as well.
Grief is a necessary part of life. We may feel sorrow and disappointment when we experience loss. Prolonged grief can turn into depression if left unaddressed.
When we experience loss, it is important to keep the heart chakra open. Being open to love means we must also be open to losing the people, things, and places that matter to us most. We cannot experience grief without love and vice versa.
Learn more about the heart chakra here.
Headaches point to an imbalance in the third eye chakra or the crown chakra. When our third eye chakra is blocked, we lack faith in our spiritual purpose. We may feel hopeless, insignificant or stuck, unable to make decisions. This can feel like psychological paralysis at times.
The location of the pain will help us determine which chakra is blocked:
- Blockages in the third eye chakra may appear as a migraine in the center of the forehead. The third eye chakra rules intuition, imagination, inner knowing, and perception.
- Headaches that appear at the top of head connect to the crown chakra and our sense of place in the universe.
Imbalances in the immune system link to the root chakra. Allergies and autoimmune conditions point to a confused immune system that cannot determine what is harmful and it what is not.
These physical symptoms connect to the root chakra, which is the first energy center and spiritual foundation for all other chakras. Problems with the immune system also link to childhood experiences and fears of safety.
Feelings of jealousy arise from an imbalance in the heart chakra. The heart regulates love, empathy, compassion, and jealousy.
When our heart chakra is balanced, we will respond with patience, care, and forgiveness. We act with compassion and empathy. If you're experiencing jealousy instead, try using heart chakra stones to rebalance your heart chakra.
Kidney or Bladder
The body’s kidneys are essential, as they remove toxins and keep us healthy. To know which chakra is blocked, we need to look to the root cause. Pain or problems with kidneys or the bladder point to a primal fear and imbalances with our emotional self and the sacral chakra.
When this chakra aligns, energy flows effortlessly, helping unblock us physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Try using sacral chakra stones to bring balance to this energy center.
Leg & Knee Pain
Pain in the legs or knees connects to the root chakra, which determines whether or not we feel grounded and secure. Discomfort in the leg or knee comes from feeling uprooted and fearful.
Taking a step back and noticing when the pain occurs will help identify triggers and realign the root chakra. In turn, this will heal other chakras, creating a stronger foundation for us to heal physically and grow spiritually.
When brain fog descends upon us, we struggle to remember details. When this happens, there is often an imbalance in the third eye chakra.
This blockage links to our intuition. When we second guess ourselves or cannot see clearly, our third eye needs healing. We can calm this chakra, clearing our mental fog with third eye crystals and journaling.
If you have neck pain and you're wondering which chakra is blocked, you'll find comfort in knowing it's probably your throat chakra. Tension in the neck muscles reveals communication difficulties and not expressing one’s true desires. This type of pain originates from inflexibility, anger, and resentment.
If we address the underlying emotional problems, we can also address the physical and spiritual reasons behind this pain. Try using throat chakra crystals to balance this energy center.
The pancreas involves a complex system of radiating nerves and ganglia, which make up the sympathetic nervous system. Problems or pain in the pancreas point to a blockage in the solar plexus, which represents issues related to willpower, choice, action, and stability.
When we heal the solar plexus chakra, we feel empowered on a physical, emotional and spiritual level.
Learn more about the solar plexus chakra.
Sadness connects to the heart chakra, which holds all of our feelings. We can consider it the emotional center, as it contains our full range of feelings, from joy and love to shame and guilt. Our emotions help you us grow and expand, radiating from the heart chakra.
Sadness is different from depression, which affects all chakras. While sadness can turn into depression, it starts as a feeling in the heart. Try heart chakra crystals to balance the heart chakra.
Sexual & Reproductive Health Issues
There are two chakras that are linked to sexual and reproductive health issues. Depending on the location of the issue, it is possible to identity which chakra is blocked:
- Problems with male reproductive parts and pain in the prostate gland point to imbalances with the root chakra and the sacral chakra.
- Problems with ovaries points to blockages with the sacral chakra.
Sinus issues, headaches, and pain in the nose and eyes point to a blocked third eye chakra. Feeling uncertain, stuck, or insignificant may reveal a blockage in this chakra.
Some believe unprocessed emotions like “grief can negatively impact the health of the organs associated with the metal element including the lungs and sinuses.” Balancing the third eye chakra helps us get in touch with our true spirit and feelings.
Learn more about the third eye chakra here.
Knowing which chakra is blocked is easy when it comes to matters of spirit. Spiritual bocks originate from outside forces or internal forces. When we do not honor our spiritual selves, our crown and third eye chakras may become imbalanced. This can cause confusion and cut us off from our intuition.
Spiritual blockages stop the flow of energy and prevent us from connecting with our higher consciousness, which leads to feeling directionless or purposeless.
Crystals can help protect us from external influences, negative energy, and psychic attacks. A selenite wand is useful for spiritual blocks.
Thyroid issues connect to the throat chakra on a spiritual level. Anxiety, tension, arability, impatience, and bouts of depression are some of the emotions linked to thyroid problems.
A blockage or misaligned throat chakra shows problems with creativity and communication. When we address thyroid issues on a spiritual level, we are free to express ourselves in an authentic and pure manner.
Learn more about the throat chakra.
With this A-Z index, you can identify which chakra is blocked so that you can reduce your unwanted symptoms. While this index of symptoms serves as a guide, however, it is not a substitute for medical treatment.
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