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Understanding your Chakras

Most people have heard of chakras, but not everyone realizes how magical and important they can be! Chakras are energy centers within our spiritual being that govern many physical aspects of our selves as well as our energy body. There are many chakras, but the main seven that are talked about are: Root, Sacral, Solar Plexus, Heart, Third eye, and Crown. Each chakra is responsible for different aspects of our selves. Lets look closer.

Root Chakra


Located at the base of the spine, its color is red. This lovely crimson red energy helps us to stay grounded and stable on the earth. Our root is responsible for our feeling safe and secure in the world. It is where our desire to belong or fit in manifests and where both survival and trust live. It governs our legs and feet, spinal column, large intestine, colon, rectum, anus, blood & cell production.


A balanced and unblocked chakra has attributes such as:

  • Feeling grounded

  • Feeling centered

  • Strong value of body

  • High physical energy

  • Engaged and joyful in life

Having blocks or trapped emotions here manifest as things like:

  • Feeling unloved or unworthy

  • Low self-esteem or confidence

  • Negative body image

  • Problems completing projects

  • Procrastination

  • Addiction

  • Feeling unsettled or problems feeling grounded

Physical problems in these areas may be related to the Root chakra:

  • Constipation

  • Kidney issues

  • Allergies

  • Eating disorders

  • Bladder infections

  • Poor appetite

  • Impotence

  • Ovary or uterine problems

  • Imbalances gut microbiome

  • Low energy



Sacral Chakra


Located just below the navel. Its color is orange. It is the seat of emotions and has to do with our passions and relationships. It is a bright, positive color that illuminates self confidence and openness. It is also the sexual center and governs all of the organs associated with reproduction as well as circulatory system, kidneys, bladder, spleen and skin.

A balanced and unblocked chakra has attributes such as:

  • Creativity

  • Abundance

  • Positive sexual energy

  • Overall positive well being

  • Healthy relationships and connections

  • Enthusiasm

Having blocks or trapped emotions here manifest as things like:

  • Needing to be in control

  • Emotionally explosive

  • Manipulative

  • Overly sensitive

  • Compulsive or obsessive behavior

  • Frigid

  • Sexual guilt

  • Shutdown or shy

Physical problems in these areas may be related to the Sacral chakra:

  • Ovary or uterine problems

  • UTV/ Bladder infections

  • Kidney issues

  • Constipation

  • Allergies

  • Low energy

  • Impotence

  • Eating disorders

  • Imbalanced gut microbiome


Solar Plexus Chakra


Located a hands width above the navel. Its color is yellow. It is full of bright sunny energy and when balanced allows you to shine your light to the world. It houses our willpower and self esteem. Self love & personal power are felt here. It governs our diaphragm, pancreas, adrenals, spleen, liver, autonomic nervous system, muscles, stomach and breath.

A balanced and unblocked chakra has attributes such as:

  • Cheerfulness

  • Relaxed

  • Expressive

  • Strong sense of personal power

  • Social identity

  • Healthy boundaries

  • Positive self esteem

  • Radiance

  • Inner joy

Having blocks or trapped emotions here manifest as things like:

  • Lack of confidence or direction

  • Insecurity

  • Feeling alone

  • Untrusting

  • Jealousy

  • Frustration

  • Anger

  • Depression

Physical problems in these areas may be related to the Solar Plexus chakra:

  • Muscle pain, spasms or cramps

  • Liver issues

  • Digestive issues

  • Food intolerance

  • Difficulty breathing

  • Gallstones

  • Depression



Heart Chakra


Located in the center of the chest. Its color is green. It has a bright, vibrant green energy and is the point of balance for the seven main chakras. It holds our self acceptance and our ability to give and receive love. It governs the heart, rib cage, lungs, lymph glands, immune system, skin, arms & hands.

A balanced and unblocked chakra has attributes such as:

  • Compassion

  • Outgoing

  • Unconditionally love

  • Trust others and self

  • Empathy

  • Friendly

  • Alignment with purpose

Having blocks or trapped emotions here manifest as things like:


  • Indecisive

  • Heartless

  • Fear of rejection

  • Needing reassurance from outside source

  • Unable to discard unhealthy relationships

  • Unable to let go

  • Unable to move forward

Physical problems in these areas may be related to the Heart chakra:

  • Fatigue

  • Heart issues

  • Lung issues

  • High blood pressure

  • Weakened immunity

  • Cancer

  • Breast cancer

  • Tension and stress


Throat Chakra


Located in the throat. Its color is light blue, like the sky. Its energy is expansive, creative and positive which is expressed in speaking or singing. It houses our ability to speak the truth and stand up for oneself . It enables self expression and communication. This chakra governs the thyroid, parathyroid, neck, esophagus, shoulders & hearing.

A balanced and unblocked chakra has attributes such as:

  • Truthfulness

  • Content

  • Peaceful

  • Comfortable communicating

  • Speaking freely

  • Expression of self

  • Ability to live in the moment

Having blocks or trapped emotions here manifest as things like:

  • Holding back

  • Afraid to speak out

  • Creative blocks

  • Feeling conflicted

  • Difficulty communicating with others

  • Timid

  • Inconsistent

  • Unreliable

Physical problems in these areas may be related to the Throat chakra:

  • Throat issues

  • TMJ

  • Mood swings

  • Hormonal issues

  • Neck issues

  • Thyroid problems

  • Speech issues


3rd eye Chakra


Located at the center of the forehead. Its color is violet blue. Its energy is LIGHT and has to do with self reflection, intuition and knowing. Known as our sixth sense, Its attributes are perception, imagination, manifestation and wisdom. This chakra governs the pituitary gland, endocrine system, neurological system, left eye, left brain, sinuses, nose & conscious mind.

A balanced and unblocked chakra has attributes such as:

  • Openness to spiritual guidance

  • Healthy perception of reality

  • Disciplined

  • Self-mastery

  • Clarity

  • Solid intuition

Having blocks or trapped emotions here manifest as things like:

  • Unclear or foggy thoughts

  • Overly analytical

  • Lack of foresight

  • Personal identity confusion

  • Delusional

  • Schizophrenia

  • Manipulation tendencies

  • Depression

Physical problems in these areas may be related to the Third eye chakra:

  • Addiction

  • Headaches / migraines

  • Panic attacks

  • Learning disabilities

  • Dizziness

  • Blindness

  • Insomnia

  • Sinus problems

  • Earaches


Crown Chakra


Located at the top of the head. Its color is violet pink. Its energy is thoughtful and has to do with self knowledge, self will and divine connection. Its attributes are connection to higher power, grace, acceptance, intelligence, divine wisdom, universal consciousness, inner beauty & receiving insight and information. This chakra governs the pineal gland, pituitary gland, cerebral cortex, cerebrum, subconscious mind, right eye & brain.

A balanced and unblocked chakra has attributes such as:

  • Feeling whole

  • Living divine purpose

  • Living in the moment

  • At peace with life and self

  • Feeling awake

  • Seeing self as whole, yet one with the universe

Having blocks or trapped emotions here manifest as things like:

  • No meaning in life

  • Lack of inspiration

  • Lacking the ability to feel joy

  • No aspiration

  • Psychological issues

Physical problems in these areas may be related to the Crown chakra:

  • Excessive stress

  • Headaches

  • Mental illness

  • Chronic exhaustion

  • Sensitivity to light and sound

  • Depression


How to balance chakras


There are several ways to balance chakras. Releasing emotions or energies from past experiences or traumas can be achieved by The Emotion code . Sessions can be focused on a particular area of concern or can be of a more general clearing. With this modality, trapped emotions can be easily identified and released. Schedule your session here.


Keeping chakras balanced and allowing energy to flow freely can be achieved through a consistent meditation practice. Taking time to quite the mind with thoughtful focus on specific areas can generate flow and openness. In addition to attention, crystals and/or essential oils can have powerful impact on this process. For essential oil blends specifically designed for this purpose, click here.

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