7 Ways To Tell If Your Chakras Are Balanced Or Imbalanced

 
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Hopefully, by now, you have a basic idea of what the seven chakras are. If not, no judgment here! Feel free to take a second to pop over here and read this breakdown or keep reading and go back to it later.

As a quick recap, in Sanskrit, the word “chakra” translates into “wheel” or “circle.” Each of us has seven main chakras that run from the base of our spines to the crown of our heads. Think of them as your energy centers that are ideally always spinning (in beautiful rainbow colors might I add).

The more balanced your chakras are, the better prepared you are to be your best self, live your best life, and manifest your wildest desires. This post is dedicated to identifying when your chakras are off-balanced (meaning they are either overactive or under-active).

If this feels a little “out there,” bear with me. For years I was looking for answers I couldn’t find, repeated old habits, and didn’t understand why certain things would happen to me.

Over time, I began to learn that I couldn’t control what was - literally - “out there” but could only control what was happening in me. Once I discovered this fact of the universe, I turned my focus inward and slowly watch my outward world change as a result.

All of this comes down to energy. See what yours is telling you.


1. Root Chakra - Muladhara

Imbalanced Root Chakra

You feel ungrounded, unconfident, lonely, insecure, anxious, or abandoned. If you are feeling particularly stuck, then your root chakra may be the cause.

Balanced Root Chakra

You feel stable, grounded, safe, or connected to the Earth. If you are confident about your roots, then your chakra is in great shape.


2. Sacral Chakra - Svadishthana

Imbalanced Sacral Chakra

You struggle to be sexually and emotionally intimate or have a conflicted self-image. If unable to enjoy the simple pleasures of life, then take a good look at your sacral chakra.

Balanced Sacral Chakra

You feel sexually alive, creatively inspired, and are empowered to enjoy life’s pleasures freely. If you have a strong sense of your intimate self, then this chakra is doing its job.


3. Solar Plexus Chakra - Manipura

Imbalanced Solar Plexus Chakra

You feel imposter syndrome, have low self-esteem or feel powerless. If you find it difficult to follow your dreams because of a lack of personal power, then this chakra may be underactive.

Balanced Solar Plexus Chakra

you are confident, feel like your dreams are reachable and are driven to achieve them. If you have a sense of how you can leverage your bright power, then you’re solar plexus is spinning correctly.


4. Heart Chakra - Anahata

Imbalanced Heart Chakra

You fear commitment, feel the need to be guarded, or have trouble giving and receiving love. If you’ve been hurt often and distrust easily, then your heart chakra likely needs some compassionate work.

Balanced Heart Chakra

You are kind to yourself, appreciate others with ease, and are naturally grateful for all the wonders of the world. If you’re comfortable in relationships, then this chakra is the perfect shade of green.


5. Throat Chakra - Vishuddhi

Imbalanced Throat Chakra

You are afraid to speak up, say how you feel, or potentially become complicit. If you feel misunderstood or are having trouble listening, then your throat chakra likely needs some tending to.

Balanced Throat Chakra

You communicate confidently, clearly, and listen well. If you are comfortable speaking your truth for all the world to hear, then your throat chakra is doing just fine.


6. Third-Eye Chakra - Ajna

Imbalanced Third-Eye Chakra

you distrust your intuition, are disconnected from the meaning in your life and feel lost from your path. If your imagination and focus are lacking, then take a closer look at your third-eye chakra.  

Balanced Third-Eye Chakra

you have full trust in your intuition, listen to your inner truth, and let both guide you. If you have a clear vision of your path (spiritual or not), then this chakra is operating properly.


7. Crown Chakra - Sahasrara

Imbalanced Crown Chakra

You have a shortage of faith, feel depressed, or unworthy of more in life. If you feel little connection to your higher self or even meaningless, then your crown chakra deserves some attention.

Balanced Crown Chakra

You accept universal love and know you deserve all the best the world has to offer. If you feel connected to something bigger than yourself, then your crown chakra is working just as it should.

For the third part of this chakra series, I’ll share different tools and pairings you can use to balance your chakras if they are off-balance. Which of your chakras needs the most love?

In the meantime, I leave you with this easy 10-minute meditation for a quick burst of positive energy. Enjoy!

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Sonya Matejko is a writer embracing vulnerability and on a mission to nurture the soul. You can find her opening up her heart on Medium or exploring her spiritual side on I AM & CO. Nurture your soul by following her at @aforceofnurture on Instagram.

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