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Last updated on November 2nd, 2021.

Chakras, when translated from Sanskrit means disk like wheel. Each of us has seven located along our spinal column. Each chakra “wheel” when spinning properly allows Qi energy to flow through it while providing us with good health.

How can you tell if your chakras are blocked? Well, if one or more chakras spins too quickly, we feel hyper, tense, or overly nervous, thus causing us to feel burned out. Or, if any of our chakras are spinning too slowly, then we feel tired, ungrounded, lacking creative energy.

What you are about to learn is how to know when your chakras are blocked, and then what to do to realign a clogged chakra to restore energy flow to it. This will help with improving your health mentally as well as physically. 

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How to Know if Your Chakras are Blocked?

Let us begin with how to know if your Root Chakra is blocked:

You may experience some of these common signs associated with a blocked Root Chakra:

  • Feeling stuck in life or feeling sluggish, inflexible
  • Stress due to over-reliance on external circumstances
  • Feeling you are not good enough the way you are
  • Pain and stiffness in your feet and legs
  • Feeling ungrounded, home life feels chaotic and unsettled
  • Pain and stiffness in your feet and legs
  • Feeling ungrounded, unsafe, and insecure
  • Home life feels chaotic and unsettled

How to know when your Sacral Chakra is blocked:

You may experience some of these common signs associated with a blocked Sacral Chakra:

  • Difficulty becoming emotionally or sexually intimate
  • A struggle toward a healthy self-image
  • Feeling you are not good enough the way you are
  • Lower back and hip mobility problems
  • Feeling easily overwhelmed emotionally
  • Loss of imagination and no creativity
  • Out of touch with emotions and closed off

How to know when your Solar Plexus Chakra has become blocked:

You may experience some of these common signs associated with a blocked Solar Plexus Chakra:

  • Feeling powerless or victimized
  • Giving your power away to others as you feel this is necessary to keep peace in relationships
  • Not committed to acting on your plans or dreams because of poor self-esteem
  • Digestive issues and abdominal pain
  • Low self-esteem
  • Overinflated ego
  • Inability to commit
  • Inability to follow through with goals

How to know when your Heart Chakra is blocked:

You may experience some of these common signs associated with a blocked Heart Chakra:

  • Fear of commitment and feeling like you have to please others to be loved
  • The need to hold grudges
  • Asthma, and allergies
  • Pain in your upper back or chest
  • Tight shoulders or, alternatively, overly flexible shoulders
  • Inability to receive love in any of its forms
  • Lack of self-compassion
  • Unable to emotionally connect to others, especially with love

How to know when your Throat Chakra is blocked:

You may experience some of these common signs associated with a blocked Throat Chakra:

  • Fear of speaking up and saying what you want or feel
  • Feeling inclined to go along with others so you do not upset anyone
  • Sore throat or feeling like your throat is blocked
  • Jaw pain or have a habit of grinding your teeth
  • Pain or stiffness in your neck
  • Nervously cannot stop talking

How to know when your Third Eye Chakra is blocked:

You may experience some of these common signs associated with a blocked Third Eye Chakra:

  • Struggle to find meaning in life and often ask yourself, “Why am I here?”
  • Difficulty making decisions
  • Headaches and tension in your brow area
  • Brain fog
  • Lack of Inspiration
  • Overactive imagination

How to know when your Crown Chakra is blocked:

You may experience some of these common signs associated with a blocked Crown Chakra:

  • Loneliness, insignificance, and aimlessness
  • Overly attached to material objects or achievements while having difficulty connecting to the more spiritual part of living
  • Migraines and tension headaches
  • Unable to see others point of view or ideas

What Causes Chakras to be Blocked?

Some of the most common causes, which create a blocked chakra, include stress and anxiety. These have a direct influence on our body creating a tightness within the body’s tissue, which then restricts the flow of Qi or Prana. Ongoing stress, anxiety, or negative emotions, can reduce our mind’s ability to focus peacefully (meditating) on the movement of energy throughout our body.

When we experience a blocked chakra, it means our energy in that area is sluggish or hampered from flowing smoothly as it should. Picture a stream with many rocks in it, the more the rocks, the slower the stream will flow. As we remove the rocks, the stream will flow more smoothly.

 Another way to look at it is having a blocked artery. For our energy to flow, the paths that they flow need to remain open and not blocked. Just like when you are having a hard time driving to work because the traffic is blocking the route you are traveling.

 In a very similar way, our chakras cannot function at their best when there is a blockage in the energy pathway. Common causes that hamper a smooth energy flow through our chakras include physical blockage, emotional or psychological blockage, or spiritual blockage.

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Physical Blockages

The blocks can be physical, in a real literal way, for example, such as fatty deposits within the arteries, a tumor, a cyst, or excess waste. By not being mindful of our nutrition we can unknowingly create blockages in the physical body, or by not getting enough exercise, or the opposite being overexertion, and overall lifestyle choices we make such as not getting enough sleep or overworking.

Emotional and Spiritual Blockages

Blocks or barriers in the energy flow to the chakras can also be emotional or psychological, such as stored emotions from the past or mental illness such as anxiety, depression, or addiction. Usually this occurs when emotionally negative energy from improperly dealing with emotions and experiences buildup. This results in a clogging or blocking the energy flowing to the chakras.

These barriers can even be spiritual in nature. Coming from outside spiritual forces or from within. By not honoring the spiritual side of ourselves, we are in effect blocking our chakras from functioning at their optimal. By not being physically and spiritually open can restrict the flow of energy. Remember, no matter if the influences causing the blockage are external or internal, without you being mentally aware of them, they can still cause harm.

5 Simple Ways of Knowing if your Chakras Are Blocked

There are a few telltale signs that your chakras may be blocked. Being able to recognize them quickly will put you on the road to recovery and healing quickly, too.

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One of the first ways to recognize if your chakras have become unbalanced is experiencing unexplainable anxiety or even nightmares.  This can also become overwhelming frustration because of feeling other people are not listening or do not hear what you are trying to say. Physically, experiences of health problems connected to elimination and colon, or bladder, lower back, feet or the legs.

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One of the first ways to recognize if your chakras have become unbalanced is experiencing unexplainable anxiety or even nightmares.  This can also become overwhelming frustration because of feeling other people are not listening or do not hear what you are trying to say. Physically, experiences of health problems connected to elimination and colon, or bladder, lower back, feet or the legs.

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Often connected to a blocked chakra is when experiencing hypertension that causes tightness of the chest when breathing, including symptoms of allergies or asthma related breathing problems. This is also felt through tension headaches, which can be triggered by the energy channel of a chakra becoming blocked.

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When experiencing jealousy, anger, or resentment, focused at others or perhaps yourself. For example, not letting go of a grudge connected to someone or something. Whenever hurt cannot be channeled and released, it can all too commonly fester into negative feelings, which then cuts a person off from positive opportunities to achieve greater inner peace and to love.

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Finally, are the thoughts or even deeper emotions of feeling a lack of purpose. This may include a lack of self-confidence, lack of focus or thinking is scattered. All of this leads to difficulties in making decisions, or a feeling of ungrounded in thoughts or physically within the body. These experiences commonly lead to becoming emotionally or physically disconnected from people or life.

How do you Realign Your Chakras?

Now that we have learned about the various ways the chakras can become blocked it is now time to conclude with how to safely and easily realign the chakras for improving both health and wellbeing.

One of the simplest ways of realigning the chakras is to spend more time outdoors in nature. Sitting in the grass or walking on it barefoot are wonderful ways that lead to feeling more connected while taking in nature’s healing energy. This will also help to keep create a more grounded energy, which in turn will bring more peace into your life.

Another way, which can easily be done at home is practicing creative visualization. This has a wonderful grounding effect mentally and physically. Begin by clearing your mind from negative images and talk is the first step to successful visualization. Once your mind is clear, try picturing images that represent happiness or love. For example, picture a garden as you enjoy the color and fragrance of the flowers.

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Chakras are a Vital Part of our Daily Lives

  • Connected to various organs and glands within our body responsible for life energy
  • All around us and within us, to keep us healthy, happy and vibrant
  • Seven chakras throughout our body influenced by our emotions and activity

As circular vortexes of energy located at seven areas along our spinal column each of these chakras are important in circulating Qi or Prana. Each is connected to psychological, emotional, and spiritual states of health and wellbeing.

When working properly we feel abundantly alive with energy. However, chakras can become blocked. In this article, you will learn how to know if yours are blocked along with what to do about it. The chakras, spinning wheels of energy, are interconnected along our spine and influence both the nerves as well as the major organs.

Unblocking your chakras begins with using the body to become more aware of it. Check out this helpful short course on unblocking and balancing your chakras! Mindful movements such as yoga, Qigong, or walking around the block while being aware of your breathing, or even doing some house cleaning will also work.

When doing these activities while allowing our mind to be involved in our activity helps us connect to our body while also unblocking the chakras, which will help us you feel more peaceful, and therefore, more grounded.

Daily Realigning Your Chakras

Throughout your day, take a moment to breathe deeply. Breathing mindfully is one of the easiest as well as best ways to restore balance to the chakras. As you are calmly breathing, relax to the calm flow of energy gently opening the chakras.

Colors also help in realigning the chakras. Each chakra has its own distinct color. The Root chakra color is red, the Sacral chakra is orange, the Solar Plexus chakra is yellow, the Heart chakra is green, the Throat chakra is blue, the Third Eye chakra is the color of indigo, and the chakra for the Crown is the color violet.

Therefore, if you were going to balance your Solar Plexus chakra to have more energy throughout the day you could wear something yellow or have a picture of yellow flowers will also work. On the other hand, need to have more creativity energy; the Sacral chakra, then wearing orange will open the passionate energy to spark your imagination and vision. Or can have a picture of an inspiring sunrise near you.      

Practicing daily gratitude has been shown to raise our vibrational frequency. Gratitude has a positive influence on all of the chakras it is that powerful! When you mindfully raise the vibration of your chakras, you become more receptive to attracting positive energy into your life, such as abundance, happiness, peace and even improves relationships!

Final Thoughts

You have now learned how to recognize when one or more of your chakras become blocked, along with some simple solutions to realigning them. Next step is to set aside a few minutes each day, to practice what you have learned to have abundant energy flowing through all of your chakras.

Once you know more about your chakras, you can really begin to understand your innermost thoughts and feelings. Connecting to this part, deep within yourself, is the step you need to take toward healing and personal growth.

(Want to learn more about chakras? Check out these chakra courses online!)

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