When chakras are blocked?

by Veronica Molinski

If these energy centers are blocked, you may experience physical or emotional symptoms related to a particular chakra. One way you can unlock or rebalance your chakras is by doing certain yoga postures. Specific breathing exercises and meditation practices can also help. When we experience a blocked chakra, it means that our energy in that area is slow or it is prevented from flowing smoothly as it should.

Imagine a stream with lots of rocks, the more rocks, the slower the stream will flow. As we clear the rocks, the current will flow more smoothly. Depending on the location of the pain or inflammation, arthritis can tell us which chakra is blocked. Most arthritis attaches to the root chakra or solar plexus.

However, if your neck, back, legs, or arms hurt, it's best to look for these areas individually using this index. Each of these general imbalances manifests itself as specific physical, mental, emotional and spiritual imbalances in each chakra. In the philosophies of yoga and Ayurveda, where chakras play an important role in understanding the human system, “like increases” and “opposes balance”. Each chakra governs different spiritual, emotional and physical aspects of your being, and identifying which one is causing you pain is the first step in changing things.

When this chakra is under control, you can fully hear, speak and express yourself clearly. Open chakras mean a clear movement of energy and allow us to have good physical and mental health. The crown chakra is associated with your sense of enlightenment and remembrance that you are a small part of a larger whole. Blocked by the emotion of guilt, an alteration in this chakra can cause sexual imbalances, such as the inability to express themselves sexually or, sometimes, women having painful menstrual periods.

The root chakra is associated with your sense of security, protection and feeling of being at home inside your skin. This chakra, physically located in the heart, chest, shoulders, arms, hands and upper back, is connected to the element of Air. If you experience any recurring pain or stiffness, read to see if a chakra imbalance could be the cause and find out how chakra balance could help. After reading this, you (like me) may feel that more than one of your chakras is unbalanced or blocked.

Another easily recognizable sign of experiencing a slow or blocked chakra is when you experience a lack of inspiration, depression, or overindulgence in addictive behaviors.