I know the concept of Chakras might be new to many of you, and you won’t be even able to realize where each Chakra is located. This is why I have created a short Chakra Meditation Guide for you so that you become aware of all your 7 Chakras.
Here’s a Beginners Guide to Chakra Meditation
First, sit in a quiet place with no distractions. Start breathing slowly, in short, inhale the pure air, feel it touching your nostrils and going inside your body. Exhale all your worries and anxieties, be present in the moment and in alignment with your body.
Second, bring all your attention at the base of your spine, tailbone. Now imagine a circle exuding red light, feel the sensations, pulsing and the light rotating with your every breath.
Now, bring your attention towards your spine, below your belly button. Imagine a warm and bright orange light spinning inside you and notice how it moves with your breath.
Now you need to focus on the middle of your chest, where your heart is located. Imagine a bright green light emitting from that centre point and spreading up to your ribcage.
Then bring your attention to your neck and throat, between your collar bones. Now, imagine bright blue light spinning inside that area. Just focus on the pulses and sensations, you might get an urge to swallow your saliva or clear throat.
Now move your attention to the space between your eyebrows, that is your Third Eye. Now imagine a bright deep indigo light, spinning there and becoming more vivid.
Last but not least, shift your attention to the top of your head. Probably the area which is soft when you’re a kid – the crown. Imagine a vibrant violet light spinning at the top of your head, which is connecting you with the universe and brings you peace.
Now that we have an awareness of each Chakra, let’s talk about how to identify if your Chakras are underactive or overactive.
1. The Root Chakra
When Root Chakra is Overactive?
Do you have anxiety issues? An overactive root chakra will cause you stress, anxiety and nervousness. This happens because of fear, the fear of your need to survive. The fear’s role is to keep us alive and get going.
So, an overactive root chakra will shout out messages or drop hints of survival, even when there is not a minutest threat. For example, you might feel you survived such a tragic situation, where there was none. Physically, you might suffer from digestive issues, hip pain, lower back issues and prostate in men along with cysts in women.
When Your Root Chakra is Underactive?
In case your survival needs have been fulfilled throughout your life, your root chakra might not have been very active. In this scenario, you may experience, trouble in concentrating, experience frequent daydreaming or feel like you are in another dimension. People may call you lost or airheaded, it may not seem like an issue, but balance is the key.
2. Sacral Chakra
When Sacral Chakra is Overactive?
Sacral Chakra is for enjoying the pleasures of life, if your Sacral Chakra is overactive, you may face issues like greediness or addiction. Pleasure is good, and you should never feel guilty for indulging in or enjoying the good things of life. However, if you are enjoying something that is not beneficial for your soul, your Sacral Chakra is out of balance. Symptoms could be an addiction to sex, alcohol, obesity, restlessness or hormonal imbalance.
When Sacral Chakra is Underactive?
If you’re only focusing on accomplishing things, doing hard work and practical stuff without enjoying the fruits or outcomes, your Sacral Chakra is surely underactive. Symptoms may include, impotence, depression, lack of passion, decreased sex drive and creativity.
3. Solar Plexus Chakra
When Solar Plexus Chakra is Overactive?
The solar plexus chakra is overactive when the power we acquire in our own lives gets extended to the life of others. When this Chakra is overactive, we may get the urge to micromanage things, greediness, lack of empathy and compassion, quick anger and the need to control everyone. Physically, you may suffer from digestive issues, imbalance in your internal organs like pancreas, kidneys and liver.
When Solar Plexus Chakra is Underactive?
This happens when the power of our lives or our personal power is taken away by some other person. Or by situations, circumstances that we have no control over, this may leave us with a lack of energy and enthusiasm. When this Chakra is underactive, you may feel insecure, indecisive, needy and timid.
4. Heart Chakra
When Heart Chakra is Overactive?
When the heart chakra is overactive, we may lose our personal boundaries and become habitual of making choices that are unhealthy for us in all ways – spiritually, mentally and emotionally. All these choices are made in the name of love. Here’s where self-love comes in, treating ourselves with the same kindness and compassion that we give to others is very important. But when your heart Chakra is overactive, you may find yourself, always putting the needs of others before your own needs, which is very self-destructive. Symptoms may be heartburn, interpersonal relationship issues, palpitations and fast heartbeat rate.
When Heart Chakra is Underactive?
When your heart Chakra is underactive, you may find it difficult to getting close to anyone. Its more like building walls around yourself and your heart, not letting anyone in, this may also include feeling out of touch with your body and may encounter blood circulation problems.
5. Throat Chakra
When Throat Chakra is Overactive?
The Throat Chakra becomes overactive when we have spent continuously a lot of time to make voice heard. This may also include feeling invalidated or ignored while expressing yourself, so to deal with this, you had to be louder with your voice. People with overactive throat chakras will often try to interrupt others, they may often be told that they have a loud voice or they like suppressing others. Physically they may suffer from throat pain, mouth ulcers, frequent infections or cavities.
When Your Throat Chakra is Underactive?
If you have an underactive throat Chakra, you may be labelled as quiet or shy. You may also be unable to express your emotions or have a hard time finding the right words when you try to speak your truth or what’s on your mind.
6. 3rd Eye Chakra
When 3rd Eye Chakra is Overactive?
If you compare to all other Chakras, it is very less likely that your 3rd eye chakra will be overactive. Most among us are well aware of our physical reality and may find it very difficult to understand when we receive information outside it. If your 3rd Eye Chakra is overactive, you may find yourself getting too much involved in psychic activities like astrology, paranormal experiences or tarot card readings.
When Your 3rd Eye Chakra is Underactive?
We live in a world that does not believe anything that they can’t see or something which is beyond their understanding. Some people invalidate intuitions, when we have an underactive 3rd eye, we may often ignore our own psychic experiences and gut feelings. Doing this disconnects us from having spiritual experiences. People with underactive 3rd Eye may have sinuses, allergies or headaches.
7. Crown Chakra
When Your Crown Chakra is Overactive?
It is very less likely to have an overactive Crown Chakra because it is the source of universal energy – which is infinite. You can’t exist in this materialistic world and be overwhelmed with conscious energy.
When Your Crown Chakra is Underactive?
An underactive Crown Chakra may make you feel like you’re just a human. Okay, no offence. If you are practising spirituality, meditation to balance your chakras, you may be closer to experience the eternal conscious energy. Meanwhile, those who do not practice it automatically may not be very conscious or awakened.
Hope, you found out if your Chakras are underactive or overactive, I thought I would cover balancing and energizing Chakras in this part, but it its quite long. I will be posting another blog on How to Balance & Energize your Chakras. If you did not read my previous blog on Chakras & Significance, then I would suggest you to read that and grab a basic knowledge about Chakras, their location and importance.