Chakras are the centers of the body that energy flow through. When our chakras are blocked they can make us ill and unable to function at our best. The word ‘chakra’ comes from the sanskrit word for wheel and the chakras are often seen as wheels turning, which allows energy to move through the body. There are seven major chakras, each with a specific location and unique attribute. Keeping your chakras balanced is important. Just as having a closed chakra can make you ill, having your chakra’s open all the time will leave you vulnerable which is just as unhealthy.


Chakras have more recently become well known, mostly thanks to yoga. With yoga gaining in popularity, so too have chakras. There is a complete and ancient energy system that originated in India. This is mentioned first in Vedas, which are ancient sacred texts of spiritual knowledge dating from 1500 to 1000 BC, possibly even as early as 500 BC. The earliest Sanskrit and literary records are the most ancient scriptures of Hinduism. As mentioned, the Chakra is a wheel and refers to energy points in body. They are spinning discs of energy that should stay ‘open’ and aligned. Each chakra corresponds to nerves, major organs, and areas of the energetic body that affect and influence emotional and physical well-being. Some say there are 114 different chakras but there are 7 main that run along spine. Each has a number, name, color, a specific area of spine from sacrum to crown of the head, and a health focus.
As chakras are all energetic centers of the body that correspond to feelings, one of them probably will resonate with you as you read. Different ones may resonate with you tomorrow. Likely one resonates with you more than any others as a continuous problem, a chakra where you often deal with blockages. Other blockages may pop up every now and then as well. In the chakra system, these patterns have specific terms and there are recommended treatments.
Chakras can just be out of balance versus blocked. This means there can be a depletion of energy flow or too much energetic activity in a chakra. This will manifest into different outcomes. If a chakra is low in energy, that means there will be difficulty in expressing particular qualities associated with that chakra. When a chakra is overactive it means those qualities are a dominant force in person’s life. This can have both physical and emotional effects. An example is the first chakra, which is security, survival, and foundation of our life. When it is underactive, this results in depression and insecurity. When there is too much, the person has s fearlessness without precaution. Psychologically imbalanced chakras may cause emotional imbalance. This could lead to increased anger, sadness, fear, or indecisiveness. Pay attention to both psychological and physiological sensations because they can inform each other and uncover the root cause of experience. Too much stress physically or mentally may cause one or more chakras to be out of balance. Other personal habits such as poor physical alignment or posture, eating unhealthy food, or self destructive behavior may cause the chakra to be imbalanced. Prolonged imbalance may lead to physical disease and illness, musculoskeletal issues and mental health challenges like depression or anxiety. We can create alignment in physical body through yoga, breathing practices to encourage flow of energy, and meditation to bring about clarity of mind. Each chakra has yoga poses that may help fine tune its energy. When all chakras are open, energy can run through them freely and harmony exists between physical body, mind and spirit. Within chakras, the prana or ultimate pure healing energy that is all around and within us keeps us healthy, happy, and vibrant. While there is not much scientific evidence to support physical manifestations of spiritual energy, mediation, reiki, or yoga study the 7 chakras and chakra alignment. The stronger the belief, the more the energy can free flow constantly.

Since Chakra’s hold the body’s energy (prana), actions keep in balance. Prana informs us and influences actions and behaviors, determining health, career opportunities, relationships and more. The spinning vortex of energy, not seen but felt and sensed. It’s the vital life force that keeps us vibrant, healthy, and alive. They store the energy of our thoughts, feelings, memories, experiences, and actions. This influences and direct our present and future mindset, behavior, emotional health and actions. The life force in each chakra can be processed, transmuted, and released so we can consciously manifest what we want to call in, rather than experience more of. Chakra healing is intentional practice of connecting with our stored energy, so we may understand how our past is influencing the present and the future.
Subtle body changes depicts how our inner reality creates outer reality. Each holds beliefs, emotions, and memories related to specific areas of life. Lower related to earthly matters such as survival, sex, and power. The top 3 are related to higher consciousness, truth, intuition, and purpose. The middle are where the heart bridges the two worlds with empathy, love, and compassion.

The main chakras are swirling wheels of energy that correspond to massive nerve centers in our body. Each of the seven contain bundles of nerves and minor organs, as well as our psychological, emotional, and spiritual states of being. When everything is moving, we need the 7 main to stay open, aligned, and fluid. When there is a blockage, the energy flows are restricted. The mind, body, soul , and spirit are intimately connected, awareness of an imbalance in one area through chakra meditation will bring others back. To connect and really experience chakras, its best to center with our consciousness in mediation, visualization, yoga, crystal healing, sound healing, acupuncture or variety of different ways. This allows you to feel sensations in their bodies or mental and emotional shifts that correlate with chakras. As we feel, sense, or see the energy flow may feel underactive or overactive. This means we feel deficient and contracted, or expansive and healthy. Healthy will include chakras that are bright in color, balanced in size, and flowing at healthy speed. When aligned, we have an awareness to which his out of balance. The key to aligning, with the constant flux between balance and imbalance, is to understand the signals and clues. This energy center also houses our mental and emotional state of mind. Chakra mind body balance is a two way street. The fears and emotions we are holding onto result in experiencing physical restrictions. Aches or stiffness, certain reoccurring emotions and fears, these can all be manifestations. Read along and may find out which chakra is affected or blocked.

The best advice is to build ground up; you can heal by starting with root chakra. Then you can explore ideas related to safety, nourishment, belonging, finances and family. From there, you can then move up.
The health of the lower three is crucial to health of upper; without the sense of grounding, stability and safety, it may feel jarring to open up to 3rd eye or crown. This system offers map to help see correlation between anatomy, mindset, emotions, and energy. This illuminates the mind and body connection, in an accessible and practical way. This roadmap reminds what holistic beings need to be healthy and happy. It also reminds us of our infinite potential, we can be grounded yet flexible, passionate yet disciplined, and expressive yet compassionate.

All of this connects directly to relationships as well. Within relationships we exchange energy; when we understand what we give and receive, our roles are clearer. Miscommunications come with a wrong understanding of what we give and what we receive in a relationship. Spiritual relationships are about growth and helping each other to evolve on Earth. This means we each have to work on and open our own potential. Then through each other’s force and support we can reach the highest purpose and dreams we want to achieve on earth. When we live on energies that are natural for us we experience harmony. That brings balance, which connects with who you are, what we are here to do, and the happiness we are meant to have.

Chakras aren’t some intangible etheric nonsense, they are grounded within the body itself. They are related to the nerve plexus; the electromagnetic radiance of that nerve plexus is why there is a relationship with color and sound for chakras. These relate to the broad spectrum of human facilities. They are our way to feel, interpret, and radiate experience as a human being. We can feel uncomfortable with vibrations from people. We can also feel energized, relaxed, repelled; as well as give off vibrations ourselves. This is how we have particular feelings evoked, chemistry and alchemy of what happens when two fields engage. As we engage with and become more individual self, a third dynamic is born. People can literally rub off or get on nerves. How long we get along with someone very much depends on how many of chakras are in harmony with them. The excitation in our 1st and 2nd chakras relates to sexual desire but we might see the world differently. The heart is love and warmth. When it comes to our throat we could struggle to communicate. Agitation results in feeling closed, irritated, and repelled. When we are positively stimulated we have a sense of feeling secure, flowing in sexual expression. In our sacral, we would have a sense of feeling physically connected and intimately relaxed and close. With the solar plexus chakra we get a sense of being able to express yourself, be respected and have equal and appropriate use of power in relationship. The heart gives a sense of love and compassion. The throat is a sense of ability to communicate fluidly and truthfully. The third eye is sense of accurate perception and intuition with each other. The crown is a sense of connection to greater whole. As each couple connects, they reach new levels. A root chakra couple, for example, has sexual energy but they use their selfishness to protect their needs and use their ego to protect emotions. Their goal is sex and they are motivated by enjoyment of each other.
Let’s review the seven chakras; a key factor in living your life to the fullest through the teachings of living your life in the new age.

The Seven Major Chakras
Chakra: Root or Muladhara, is the energy center of physical safety, strength and vitality, as well as survival needs
Represents: Our foundation as it provides you with a base and allows you to feel grounded and able to withstand challenges. The root chakra provides energy to other chakras and a firm foundation for all. The foundation is sturdy, stabilizing, and supportive. It is responsible for security and survival as the chakra of basic needs on our earthly journey. Muladhara is based on the Sanskrit word of mula meaning root and adhara meaning support or base. It is the 1st of the chakras that really matter and comprised of whatever grounds you to stability in life.
Location: Base of the spine in the tailbone area, base of spine, pelvic floor, bladder and colon, 1st through 3rd vertebrae
Common Physical Problems: Degenerative arthritis, sciatica, eating disorders, constipation
Emotional: Financial Independence, Money, Food
Responsible for: sense of security and stability
Color: Red
Meaning: physical identity, stability, grounding
Balanced: Since the root is energy and self confidence, then rather than feeling arrogance or fear, you will feel calm, centered and ready for what life brings. You feel supported with a sense of connection and safety to physical world, and grounded
Unbalanced: You will feel controlling, quick to anger, undriven, and self conscious. This includes anxiety, fears, and nightmares. Additionally physical manifestations of the problems can appear in the colon, with the bladder, with elimination, low back, prostrates, and eating disorders.
How to Re-align: Try applying myrrh or cedarwood essential oil to the wrists and lower back before sleeping, cook with cloves and marjoram, when doing meditation use the mantra Lam, and incorporate yoga poses. These include the mountain pose, warrior pose, and bridge pose where the feet are grounded. This helps establish a stronger relationship with the body’s foundation. Dancing and singing along to music, tree poses in yoga, along with cleansing and balancing. This can be done through taking a shower, getting a pedicure, or going out for a walk to embrace yourself physically by being completely present.
If blocked: When blocked fully this can manifest as physical issues like arthritis, constipation, and bladder or colon problems or emotionally through feeling insecure about finances or our basic needs and well being. A person will feel threatened, as if standing on unstable ground.
If open: A person will feel grounded and secure, both physically and emotionally, confident in ability to withstand challenges and stand on own two feet. They let go of fear and worry less day to day. Additionally, whether or not you feel secure now often has less to do with what you have at disposal and more to do with how safe you felt as a small child.
Mantra: I can’t grow from an unsteady foundation
Element: Earth
Stone: Hematite
Crystals: red jasper, onyx, hematite
When it develops: 1-7 yrs old
Powers: family and social belonging, safety and security
Truth: all is one
Sound: lam, mooladhara
Glands: adrenals
Relationships: When based in the root, there is a constant fear for partner’s safety, lack of life energy, and activity in relationships. The connection to Earth provides physical energy and strength. In this case, a man gives and a woman receives. The thought, emotion, word is strong in a root couple because of the intensity of feelings and emotions. This also means there are primal instincts and influenced by sexual energy. This chakra has a survival instinct, the sex energy motivates us to have children to continue lineage. We are motivated to stay alive and keep us away from physical danger. Unfortunately, the root chakra is also connected with selfishness and ego. Two factors that are of the utmost importance to those who are motivated to survive. We use our selfishness to protect our needs and we use our ego to protect our emotions. The goal of a root couple is sex, as they are motivated by enjoyment of each other, meeting at bars, clubs, and parties. In overview, this pair is ruled by mars. When the intense honeymoon period, things fade to bitter or disappointment, with an up and down trapped within themselves feelings. Root couples don’t usually marry for love.

Chakra: Sacral or Svadhisthana, Sacral is the energy center of emotions; here is where like and dislike is generated, along with sensuality, attraction and social connections. It translates to ‘dwelling place of self.’ The energy is feminine, passive, and lunar. Though not limited to making babies, this chakra is certainly expressed as procreation. Additionally, this chakra likes to cook, bake, garden; anything that creates. This means they are good at finding new solutions to old problems.
Represents: Our ability to connect to and accept others, as well as new experiences. The Sacral Chakra is linked to how you relate to your emotions and other emotions. This chakra governs creativity and sexual energy.
Controls: sense of abundance, well-being, pleasure, and sexuality. This chakra forms as we are just beginning to develop our sense of self. This one is all about creativity, sexual energy, and relating to emotions of all. In this way, it is the most fun of the 7 Chakras; the emotions, pleasures, passions, what satiates us. Simply put, this is the creativity and sexual chakra.
Location: Found in the lower abdomen about two inches below the navel and just above the pubic bone
Common Physical Problems: Sexual and reproductive issues, urinary problems, kidney dysfunctions, hip, pelvic, and lower back pain
Emotional: Our sense of abundance, well-being, pleasure, and sexuality
Responsible for: sexual and creative energy
Color: orange
Meaning: sexuality, pleasure, creativity
Balanced: warmth, confidence, and generosity radiates. Feelings of wellness, abundance, pleasure and joy. When balanced, we have an ability to take risks, we are creative, committed, passionate, sexual, and outgoing. Balanced 2nd by having healthy sex life and respecting your body.
Unbalanced: feelings of fear, overwhelm, depression, emotional, instability, loss of creativity, and addictive behaviors. A person may experience emotional instability, fear of change, sexual dysfunction, depression, and addiction. Emotional imbalances include our commitment to relationships, ability to express our emotions, ability to have fun, play based on desires, creativity, pleasure, sexuality, fears of impotence, betrayal, addictions.
How to Re-align: Try applying jasmine and ylang ylang essential oils first thing when you wake up and last thing when you go to bed at night. When meditating use the mantra Vam, and use hip opening yoga poses. This includes standing wide with a forward bend, bound angle pose, and supine bound angle pose, in other words bridge, pigeon, and lizard.
If blocked: Issues with this chakra can be seen via problems with associated organs, like UTI, lower back pain and impotency. Emotionally, chakra is connected to our feelings of self worth and even more specifically, our self worth around pleasure, sexuality, and creativity. If blocked, the person often feels a lack of control in their lives, physical sex dysfunction, and fear of change.
Unblock: work with orange, go for foods that nourish (orange foods); nuts, sweet potato, carrots, melons, mangos, pumpkin, orange. The hip opening stretch/yoga (butterfly pose) help, as does chakra balancing mediation (to help get quite and tune into energy center needing attention). Since the sacral is emotions and intimacy, an nbalanced sacral could benefit from stillness and mindfulness. Getting comfy with stillness, allows us to connect to our emotions and process things healthier. Make practice out of sitting still in a cross legged pose for a few minutes every morning, noticing all and being present. Also recommend getting feelings on paper, journal to connect to emotions; ask real questions.
In alignment and open: Open with creative expression by honoring body
Mantra: ‘I always honor others but not before myself’
Element: water
Stone: tiger’s eye
Crystals: carnelian, tiger’s eye, sunstone
When it develops: 8-14 years old
Powers: creativity and sexuality, power, control, money, relationships
Truth: I feel
Sound: ram, swadishtana, “I am creative being with unlimited potential”
Glands: gonads
Relationships: When blocked, there is ordinary sex, lack of flirting or playfulness, and annoyance from conversation with partner. When balanced, there is creativity, joy, pleasure, and a taste of life in the relationship. The woman gives brightness to the man. Its the spiritual energy center connected to happiness, confidence and resourcefulness. However, this one is also linked to negative shades of greed, fear, and self preservation. We create love based on a mutual desire for comfort and wealth. There is heavy influence by Venus. When you harmonize at sacral, then the root could open. That means more stable than just root. Unfortunately, this pair tends to make material success the goal. They want a comfy life, house, furniture, things to be flashy, and to be wealthy. They typically meet at expensive restaurants, resorts, and dinner parties. They are spiritually connected to happiness and can last long time but sometimes can’t find true happy

Chakra: Solar Plexus or Manipura, Solar plexus: houses your sense of self individuality, integrity, will power and productivity. This is where we decide what information to assimilate and what to eliminate. Over time the long standing thought pattersn that shut down ability to imagine whats possible. We cannot create the lives we want when we do not believe we are worthy of them. Our perception of the world is solely based on things we know, and then we become stuck. This one is our source of individual power and rules our self esteem. Its our warrior energy and the power of transformation.
Represents: Our ability to be in control of our lives and to be confident
Controls: self worth, self confidence, self esteem
Location: In the stomach area of the upper abdomen
Common Physical Problems: Digestive problems, liver dysfunctions, chronic fatigue, high blood pressure, diabetes, stomach ulcers, pancreal and gallbladder issues, and colon disease.
Emotional: Our self-worth, our self-confidence, and our self-esteem
Responsible for: confidence and self-esteem, as well as helping you feel in control of your life
Color: yellow
Balanced = digestion is smooth and our thoughts aren’t limited by our potential. We feel empowered, we trust and act on our gut instinct. We rarely leave an emotionally charged conversation feeling sick to stomachs. We trust the whole world of possibilities. When balanced, we have self respect and compassion, feel in control, assertive and confident.
Unbalanced = suffer low self esteem, difficulty making decisions, and may have anger or control issues. If its blocked, the individual can’t achieve their full potential. The emotional imbalance, including issues of personal power and self esteem, means the inner critic comes out; fears of rejection, criticism, and physical appearance issues.
How to Re-align: Try using rosemary, ginger, or lemon essential oils to the wrists, drink herbal teas with lemon and ginger, meditate using the mantra Ram, and use heat building poses in yoga like sun salutation, half twist, and boat pose. Core strengthening, like boat or triangle to fire up abs and balance also helps.
If blocked: Blockages in third chakra are often experienced through digestive issues like ulcers, heartburn, eating disorders, and indigestion. The digestive issues can be connected to stress management and balance. As the chakra of personal power related to self esteem and confidence, when blocked a person can feel overwhelming amounts of shame and self doubt. People will feel dysfunctional, insecure, unworthy and physically blocked. Its rooted early in life and as it does, we develop an inner critic to protect ourselves. Our critical voice is loudest when at most vulnerable or on brink of major growth and expansion. Any emotional wounding we experience as chakra forms lays foundation of even more self critical thoughts and limiting beliefs about ourselves and self worth. We suffer low self esteem, difficulty making decisions, anger or control issues, and struggle with self doubt.
If open: Open: free to express true selves. Opening this chakra means we open up to information we were unaware of, things we don’t know we don’t know. This gives courage, will, and the confidence to explore unknown. Once open, the sky is the limit. True, sustainable healing requires breaking through fear and trusting that what is on the other side is beyond imagination. We feel self confident with a strong sense of purpose, we are self motivated –.
Mantra: self love starts when I accept all parts of myself
Element: fire
Stone: amber
Crystals: citrine, pyrite, amber
When it develops: 14-21
Powers: personality, self-esteem, gut instinct
Truth: honor self, I do
Sound: ram, manipura, SOUND E, Naval, wisdom/power, “I am confident, powerful, and I can handle anything
Glands: pancreas, adrenals
Relationships: The solar plexus chakra can bring aggression, irritation, jealousy, control and will to dominate. Often this couple experiences over emotional arguments. This chakra couple wants to be about action, confidence, and protection. The man gives, woman receives. A woman gives creative energy from their sacral chakra, so she is ready to act to realize her dreams or help her do it herself. He believes in himself when woman gives him enough love and support and acts according to this belief. Woman receives protection and support is taken off responsibility from shoulders and the man is ready to help. Actions make a man happier and stronger, fulfilled when act. This is the power center of our energy chakras; connected to ambitions and goals. Think wordly material pleasures, search for fame, prestige and power. The masculine nature encourages people under its influence to find place in society. To achieve, must work very hard on selves in order to overcome high expectations of future. This will cultivate unselfishness and submissions in order to access ability of changing character. Without this mindset we will never be able to change who are. This couple can create a family together and work hard together to attain goals. They remain focused, achieve power and fame wished for. However, once achieve, the conflicts personally begin. The couple is proud, not possible without, but the produces underlying resentment in family. They want power, prestige and family, to be respected in society. They usually meet at special invitation parties, elite societies and meetings, sports clubs, and political events. Their motivation is their competitive nature, as they want to be better than the ones around them and be leaders of friends. They tend to be arrogant by nature, Engage self development but darker aspect as there is no humility. Rather this couple learns to control others. A person becomes more and more powerful, so their pride, intolerance, and anger grow. They need to stop interfering with each other when don’t achieve goal, otherwise the partner eventually becomes disappointed by everything. Ultimately, only interest in appearance keeps them together. They must realize more important things than fame.

Chakra: Heart of Anahata, Heart: connects lower and upper 3 Chakra, source of love for self, universe, and others; forgiveness and compassion. With each heartbreak we learn how to give and receive love more fully. Open heart can give and receive love without any limitations. After heartbreak, common to respond with fear and trepidation (common to respond about loving again). It shows a cycle of heartbreak and healing, which will continue until the heart opens completely and fearlessly. Phenomenon is process of the subtle, energetic body as opposed to physical one. This is the first of the chakras that are also organs of the subtle body, so they are the energetic part of ourselves that can be felt but not seen. We need the root, sacral, and solar to be solid to be able to experience self love. As the fourth Chakra, there is a connection between matter and spirit. The heart center is the middle of 7 and upper of spirit chakras; spiritual but serves as a bridge between our body, mind, emotions and spirit; source of love and connection. This lets us work through the physical to open the spiritual chakras more fully. This the center where physical and spiritual meet. Beneath hurts and grievances of past experiences lies a pure and spiritual place where no hurt exists.
Represents: Our ability to love others as well as ourselves, Bridge between lower materiality and upper spirituality.
Controls: love, joy, inner peace. Pain heals and a person can regain strength to open once again.
Location: Center of the chest above the heart
Common Physical Problems: Asthma, heart disease, lung disease, breast issues, lymphatic problems, upper back and shoulder problems, arm and wrist pain
Emotional: Our ability to love, have joy and achieve inner peace
Responsible for: our ability to love and show compassion
Color: green
Meaning: love, compassion
Balance: feel joy, gratitude, love and compassion, forgiveness flows freely, trust is gained
Unbalanced: Emotional imbalance: issues of heart, over love to point of suffocation, jealousy, anger, and fear of loneliness.
How to Re-align: Try using rose, bergamot, and thyme essential oils before you start your day, meditate with the mantra Yam, use chest opening yoga poses such as camel, cobra or fish. This is the integration point between chakras. It reflects ability to open ourselves up to deeper connections with others. The cow pose or humble warrior will also open the chest/shoulder/arms so we can fully embrace others.
If blocked: Blocks in heart chakra can manifest in our physical health through heart problems, asthma, and weight issues. Blocks are often seen even more clearly through people’s actions. Physically, pay attention to posture; straighten spine by using camel poses. Mentally, write a love letter to yourself; tell self what you love. Spiritually, best to participate in service or volunteer activity. The opportunity to give unconditionally or interact with others who suffer how you are not makes the difference here. Will feel grief, anger, jealousy or too loving; our Compassion affects well being. People with heart blocks often put others first, to their own detriment. As the middle of 7 chakras, it bridges the gap between our upper and lower chakras and it also represents our ability to love and connect others. When out of alignment, this can make us feel lonely, insecure, and isolated. We will have difficulty fully opening up to people in life.
To unblock: not enough to love others, need to cultivate bold self love, otherwise will die of heartbreak because don’t know how to love ourselves. Many are cloaked in too much armor to fully receive love from others. Self love must be generated and sustained to be able to share and receive unconditional. Closed heart chakra gives way to grief, anger, jealousy, fear of betrayal, hatred towards yourself and others. Some people choose to live in grievances, hurt in past, you get to choose what to do with that hurt. Person who inflicts harm on others is coming from a place of fear, ignorance or hatred, all which represent a closed heart, let go to open! Walk in other’s shoes to foster empathy. Play the game of what if in order to place compassion. Best way to receive love is to give it a smile. Forgive and move on. Give positive affirmations. Go a day without criticizing anything, including yourself.
If open: experience deep compassion and empathy, accept others and yourself
Mantra: ‘when I love myself, loving others comes easily’
Element: air
Stone: rose quartz
Crystals: rose quartz, jade, malachite
When it develops: 21-28
Powers: love, forgiveness (does you good), compassion
Truth: love is divine power, I love
Sound: yam, anahata, SOUND F, Heart, love/healing, “give love to receive love, and be love”
Glands: thymus
Relationships: With the heart and couples, there can be constant resentment, fault finding, non acceptance of partner, as well as misunderstanding of own’s and partner’s feelings. The female energy influences a common mistake; many women make is they expect love from a man. When you expect someone to give love, it doesn’t happen. You are only one responsible for amount of love you have; the woman creates it. The heart of world and relationships. The more clean and open the love, the confidence and emotional support the man feels. The feminine energy in pure form results love, acceptance, and joy. Rooted in this chakra means usually lasting marriages; its a favorable pairing that gives the couple a chance to cleanse their consciousness to work through karma. These two are interested in working on their character and self development, wish happiness to those around them, volunteer, and respect elders. They don’t have problems in understanding each other; their marriage is stable, as are their friends and support. Their goal is to follow moral principles together and uphold values; they are a family that provides peace and happiness to all. They usually meet by pursuing similar interests. Their motivation is to fill heart’s with optimism and joy, naturally help others, honesty, peace, harmony, balance, hardworking and responsible. To overcome challenges they need to focus on understanding each other to avoid hurt. Since they are strong and stable, sometimes overcoming struggles and strengthens relationships can result in getting too relaxed.

Chakra: Throat or Vishuddha, source of communication, creative expression, key channel for your heart. It’s a delicate dance between saying what mean and staying tactful or diplomatic. There is a fear of not being accepted, and judgment from others that may hinder truthful verbal expression. Knowing whats in our heart comes when align the fourth chakra.
Represents: Our communication abilities, voices our heart and controls our ability to communicate our personal power. When functioning at full capacity it allows us to express ourselves truly and clearly.
Controls: communication, self –expression, and truth. Once cultivate self love for who truly are, we are ready to share our unique message with the world authentically and truthfully.
Location: In the throat
Common Physical Problems: Thyroid issues, sore throat, laryngitis, TMJ, ear infections, ulcers, facial problems, neck and shoulder pain
Emotional: Our ability to communicate and self-express our feelings and our truths
Responsible for: ability to communicate verbally
Color: blue
Meaning: communication
Balanced: free flowing of words, expression, communication, honest and truthful yet firm, good listeners
Unbalanced: If try to communicate what isn’t true or authenticate, dysfunction sets in. This physically shows as thyroid condition, ailment in throat or inability to express self. The imbalance is shutting down us down because of inauthenticity. We can’t communicate a truth not yet discovered. We have to choose our language carefully with intention so we set right processes in motion. With emotional imbalances this can include issues of self expression through communication, both spoken or written, and fear of no power.
How to Re-align: Try using eucalyptus essential oil before bed, use the mantra Ham while meditating, and use yoga poses and stretches that open the neck and shoulder such as Fish, Lion, and Plow pose. Anything that can help the communication center are great poses.
If blocked: One would expect this chakra is connected to our ability to communicate verbally. Voice and throat problems as well as any problems with everything surrounding that area (teeth, gums, and mouth), can indicate a blockage. Blocks or misalignment can also be seen through dominating conversations, gossiping, speaking, without thinking and having trouble speaking your mind. When in alignment, will speak and listen with compassion and feel confident when you speak because you know you are being true to yourself with your words. If you feel like you are having trouble finding words to say how you feel, you are likely blocked. You might also experience hypotheroidism, fatigue or sluggishness. You must unpack themes of truth, authenticity, and manifestation to find misalignment. You might be trying to create something don’t really want.
If open: When open, no misunderstandings or missed connections. You can change the world with words, pitch, and vibration. When open, the message must be so true and authentic, its captivating. When open you speak, listen, and express self from higher form of communication
To unblock, physically, use the cat/cow pose. Mentally make sure you are communicating with awareness. Emotionally, try singing to yourself as a child. Practicing mantra or kundaleni yoga results in truth as my identity.
Mantra: ‘I speak my truth, always’
Element: ether
Stone: aquamarine
Crystals: lapis lazuli, aquamarine, kyanite
When it Develops: 29-35 years
Powers: self expression, choice, will, follow your dream, faith, trusting life
Truth: surrender to divine will, I speak
Sound: ham, vishuddha, SOUND G, throat, communication, “I speak my truth. I live my truth.”
Glands: thyroid
Relationships: When blocked, this results in disrespect, a will to change partner, and a failure to express true emotions and feelings. In this one, the man gives, woman receives. He gives respect, appreciation, and status. This helps express talents and supports voice and truth. Their ruling planet is Mercury. This means they are inclined to perfect sense, higher level of sense. They cultivate self control and honesty, especially emotions. They are able to have more profound understanding and connection with truth. This control egos and emotions; very humble. They practice what preach. This is rare to find as they are both talented and deeply intuitive. They perceive beauty and delicacy in every day things, resulting in a mystical and magical marriage.

Chakra: Third Eye or Ajna, 3rd eye: source of insight, psychic information and imagination. They are the eye of the soul; they register information beyond surface level. This chakra is the epicenter of intuition and psychic ability. You see your self first. Connected to the pituitary gland and endocrine system which means responsible for triggering glands in body to perform jobs. Everyone has this sense, they just might not listen to it. Asna means beyond wisdom; this chakra leads to inner knowledge that will guide if you let it. We have this intuitive sense, but we lose touch. Receive dues through senses, but when not visible tend to ignore it, learn to trust these clues and makes better decisions based on your intuitive sense. There is a truth to uphold so that we can seek only divine truth, both light and dark.
Represents: Our ability to see the big picture and focus on the path ahead, you can thank this one for a strong gut instinct and imagination, as they are closer to communion with the divine.
Controls: ability to see big picture and connect to intuition. This is imagination and wisdom.
Location: In the forehead between the eyes, the brow chakra
Common Physical Problems: Headaches, blurred vision, sinus problems, eyestrain, seizures, hearing loss and poor hormone function
Emotional: Our intuition, imagination and wisdom as well as the ability to think through and make decisions
Responsible for: intuition
Color: indigo
Meaning: intuition, imagination
Balanced: feel clear, focused, determine between truth and illusion, open to receiving wisdom and insight. You are calm and can successfully solve problems.
Unbalanced: headaches, hormone imbalances, nightmares, indecision, burnout, lack of purpose are all common manifestations when theres an imbalance in third eye
How to Re-align: Try using clary sage, bay, helichrysum, and jasmine essential oils during the day, include bay leaves and mint in your cooking, and use the mantra Om in your meditation. Use child’s pose and seated yoga mudra when doing your yoga. Ability to invite a new reality into life by dreaming up different possibilities. Poses that involve getting upper body infinitely connected with lower, like the forward fold or folded eagle. Upper body and higher self establishes connection with rooted parts, manifesting dreams into physical reality.
If blocked: Chakra is physically located on the head, blockages can manifest as headaches, issues with sight or concentration and hearing problems. People who have trouble listening to reality (who seem to know it all) or who are not in touch with intuition may also have a block. When open and in alignment, its thought that people will follow their intuition and be able to see the big picture. They will have trouble learning new skills or recalling facts. There is a broad range of issues to include anxiety, depression, and attitude (judgmental).
If open: visions and intuitive hits a high; you are aware of big picture, ability to see everything which shifts perspective so can see own blindspots and understand ourselves in context of the collective. Being open enables clairvoyance, telepathy, lucid dreaming, expanded imagination and visualization. This is the world experienced through 5 senses.
Mantra: ‘open to exploring what cannot be seen’
Element: light
Stone: amethyst
Crystals: amethyst, purple fluorite, labradorite
When it develops: 36-42 years old
Powers: intellect, brain, open mindedness, divine reason, bigger picture, twist
Truth: I see
Sound: ajaya, om, SOUND A, third eye, awareness, “I am open, intuitive, and self assured.”
Glands: pineal
Relationships: If blocked, the relationship will find a lack of trust, double checking his or her actions, lack of support of each other’s dreams and visions. The woman gives and the man receives. The woman is more connected with universe, nature and high power. This is the right hemisphere, which is more developed; able to see beyond. This enables the man to have visions, dreams, and be intuitive. Which results in support of his dreams and ideas, new perspectives of creative approach. They are ruled by Saturn. They practicing self realization for many lives, there is a deep psychic harmony that allows them to completely give lives to each other. This is very rare, they live for others not their self.

Chakra: Crown or Sahasrara, Crown: connection to universe, God connection, divine guidance. The more we believe we are separate from one another, the environment, and the cosmos, the more disconnected and isolated we will feel. Our mental health is affected by a variety of biological, social, and environmental factors. Our spiritual well being is integral to all. Crown chakra contains spiritual insights needed to heal this crisis of disconnection, it is the gateway to celestial world. Connected to the pineal gland, our brain is affected by sun and connects rhythms of human body to rhythms of universe. This is the spiritual awareness that we are connected to something bigger than ourselves. Once we understand we are all pieces of the same whole, our connection can never be loss. Sometimes personal misfortune or failure is integral sacrifice for well being of whole. Its no accident every human has unique genetic makeup; the purpose of uniqueness is not to disconnect from whole but to help serve whole. We share same purpose, service, simply by being ourselves. This is the Source of enlightenment and spiritual connection to all that is. Connection to our high selves, to every being on the planet, ultimately the divine energy creates everything in universe
Represents: Our ability to be fully connected spiritually, plays a role in life’s purpose; spiritual connection to yourself, others and universe
Controls: inner and outer beauty, spiritual connection
Location: The top of the head
Common Physical Problems: Depression, trouble learning, sensitivity to your surroundings including light and sound
Emotional: Our inner and outer beauty, our connection to the spiritual
Responsible for:
Color: violet or white
Meaning: awareness and intelligence
Balanced: live in present moment, unshakeable trust in inner guidance
Unbalanced: Out of balance is disconnected from each other, as well as purpose of life itself. This results in depression and insomnia. There is a sense of disconnection, of other people or nature or life’s purpose. Life becomes insurmountable and heavy because when imbalance, we feel alone and separate from whole. Physically we experience depression, inability to learn, sensitivity to light, sound, and environment. Emotionally, this includes issues with self knowledge and greater power. Imbalances arise from rigid thoughts on religion and spirituality, constant confusion, carry prejudices, and analysis paralysis. Social isolation and lack of community is one reason why this is symptom of larger issue. Its an epidemic of disconnection.
How to Re-align: Meditation is the best way to realign the crown chakra. It is best to meditate without using a mantra. Begin your day with an outdoor walk to help you reconnect to the peace of the world, use sandalwood and lotus essential oils, and use yoga poses like tree and eagle to help reconnect. Rules connection to higher self so savasana can also help. Strengthens the crown by connecting with your eternal self/soul, reminds you where you come from and where you’ll go.
If blocked: Linked to every other chakra (and therefore every organ in this system) and so it affects not just all of those organs, but also our brain and nervous system. Considered chakra of enlightenment and represents connection to life’s purpose and spirituality. Those with a blocked crown chakra may seem narrow minded, skeptical, or stubborn. They can be apathetic and listless, energetically numb, resulting in a lack of direction.
If open: thought to help keep all other chakras open and to bring the person bliss and enlightenment. There is access to a higher consciousness. Open crown chakras understand everything is connected and which allows us to put our shortsighted self interests aside in service of whole. This transcends victimhood and isolation with trust and purpose. It takes time; experience, wisdom and tremendous self understanding to fully embody interconnected nature of existence. Many experience opening but doesn’t sustain long term. Living this way is to live with trust and accept all suffering and injustice in the world. Too much to bear especially if isn’t worked through own; explore shadows and challenge of lower first.
To Open: Physically, get to know your cycles; go to sleep early, wake up at sunrise, notice connections. Mentally, contemplate right questions; how can I best serve the whole. Cultivate feeling of alive; time in nature, humility of how small we are. Nourish by being of service.
Mantra: ‘I am a vessel for love and light’
Element: divine consciousness
Stone: clear quartz
Crystals: selenite, clear quartz, lepidolite
When it develops: 43-49 years old
Powers: spirituality, knowing who you are, letting go, enlightenment, awareness
Sound: om, sahasrara, SOUND B, crown, spirituality, “I surrender to wisdom of pure consciousness’
Relationships: When this is blocked in a relationship there is a lack of awareness of spiritual meaning of relationships and no motivation to grow together. When its not blocked, you support each other in realizing highest purpose. Both give and receive as its about connection of higher self and soul. In spiritual relationships, we help each other with guidance, feeling and opening each others’ potential. In relationships, the chakra that is most active determines your ambitions and goals within relationship. So when its root, you understand family’s happiness. If relationships are only connected in the lower, there are more opportunities for unhappiness . The higher chakras yield more opportunities for happiness. The Crown chakra is ruled by Jupiter. They have an unearthly and mystical love, they also abstain completely from sex. That being said, couples can have a strong physical connection and great sex, along with deep love for one another, which will unite 2nd and 4th chakras. This means they overlook connection on other levels, like whether share same fundamental values, whether align spiritually with 1 another or respect/honor each other’s personal power and expression in the world. What we should do is go through 7 levels of deep commitment in any intimate relationship we have with each level corresponding to 1 of 7 chakras. If not all are harmonized, we’ll end up unfulfilled and relationship won’t work in long run. Put in work at each level to invite deeper more lasting and fulfilling relationships. Many search for perfect partners, looking outside ourselves for the other to complete us, understand, and make us whole. We move on to the next and keep trying to find next partner. We must break pattern, turn focus inward. Stop chasing perfect partner and become perfect partners for ourselves. Energetic commitment of this nature will transform us all into better versions of ourselves, let self embrace relationships, when we do enter them, with deeper love and meaning than before.