Signs Your Chakras Are Under or Overactive 

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.

How to Balance & Energize Your 7 Chakras

Hey, hope you all are doing good, sending peace and good vibes to you. In my previous blogs, I talked about All 7 Chakras & Their Significance, How to Find Out If Your Chakras Are Under-active or Overactive. 

In this blog, we will discuss balancing, unbalanced, overactive or underactive chakras. 

Why Is Balancing Chakras Important?

Chakras are the energy fields in our body; they are the gateways through which Life force flows inside and outside in our body, mind and soul. These energy centres are essential, and they are susceptible to energy as well, and sometimes they become clogged with residues of emotional, mental, physical and spiritual traumas and disturbances. 

Imbalanced Chakras Have Negative Effect On Our Mental, Emotional & Physical Health

As the residue builds up gradually, it will interrupt the natural flow of energy in the chakras, and it may also block them. When that happens, it negatively affects your body, including organs and cells, meanwhile affecting our thoughts, emotions, wellbeing and our overall outlook on life. 

Imbalanced Chakras Store Negative Energy Inside 

It is also known as negative energy, often it gets held inside a chakra that makes us feel stuck in certain areas of our life. Chakra balancing is the best way to ensure that your body’s energy system if flowing smoothly. 

Okay, enough education about imbalanced chakras. Now let’s head to how to balance them so that you flow smoothly with life. 

How To Balance Your 1st Chakra 

Practically, it is very important to first take care of your survival needs, and Root Chakra gives you the energy to do that. Utilize that energy with as much ability as you can. 

Balance this Chakra by bringing your attention to how connected you are to your spirit. Each day take out some time for nurturing your soul, meditating, praying or connecting with your spirit guides. Indulge in volunteering acts of compassion and kindness, which can guide your overactive energy away from root chakra to the other energy centres in your body. 

Energizing Your Root Chakra

If you find yourself disconnected from your material existence, it means that your Root Chakra needs to be replenished. You can do it by connecting to the earth, being out in nature, swimming, gardening or even soaking sun in your garden can energize your root Chakra. You can also do a guided Root Chakra meditation. Here’s a link to the one that I do for 15 mins.

 How To Balance Your Sacral Chakra

For balancing your Sacral Chakra, you need to draw your energy away from all your pleasures and focus on your heart. 

You can also ask some questions to yourself like “What am I doing? Is it even right for me? Is it serving any purpose? Is it nourishing my soul? Is it healthy? Is it beneficial? 

Taking some time to assess whether your actions are healthy or not is an excellent way of drawing energy away from Sacral Chakra. 

How To Energize Your Sacral Chakra 

Energizing your Sacral Chakra could be fun, but in simple terms, it just means enjoying life. You can create a piece of art, eat more healthy and enjoy that tasty treat you have been thinking about lately. Make your partner feel cherished and take out time for yourself and enjoy the fantastic gifts that mother earth has to offer you. Here’s a link to guided Sacral Chakra Meditation.

How To Balance Your Solar Plexus Chakra

For balancing your Solar Plexus Chakra, indulge in a practice of opening your heart with compassion and love. Meditate in a quiet place to send kindness and love from your heart to everyone around you. Shift your focus on the power you love and become a powerhouse of love. 

How To Energize Your Solar Plexus Chakra

For energizing your Solar Plexus Chakra, imagine about the things that nobody does better than you. Your natural talents and capabilities, jot them down in a list. Now, feel confident and how they make you feel proud. Feel your chest pumped up with pride and your stomach tingling with excitement. Empower those feelings by writing down affirmations and doing a guided Solar Plexus Chakra Balancing Meditation

How to Balance Your Heart Chakra 

Balancing your Heart Chakra means giving yourself the same attention and love to yourself as much as you’ve provided to others. I can assure you that my heart Chakra was 200% overactive, I was crossing oceans for people who would not even jump a puddle for me. Wearing a green aventurine bracelet actually helped me. Here’s how you can balance your Heart Chakra – Treat yourself with a relaxing massage, take a bath with essential oils and bathing salts, meditate and send love and compassion to yourself. 

How to Energize Your Heart Chakra 

 Energizing your heart chakra is all about self-care and self-love, which eventually may take a lot of work. Many among us have built up walls and defence mechanisms around our heart, and it is not easy to knock them down. But loving yourself and nourishing your soul can help you in energizing your heart ChakraChakra. You can show appreciation and love yourself the way you want it from others and then spread the same compassion and kindness around yourself. You can also indulge in 10 mins of guided Heart Chakra Balancing Meditation.

 How To Balance Your Throat Chakra 

To balance your throat ChakraChakra, you need to start thinking before you speak. Buddha very much inspires me, and he also says that before you talk about something, ask yourself, is it true? Is it kind, or is it necessary? And sometimes staying silent in situations can help you a lot. 

How to Energize Your Throat Chakra

It’s all about speaking your truth. If you can’t speak it in front of others, try talking it to yourself. Practice expressing your truths, thoughts and emotions when you’re alone. You can also take help from this Guided Throat Chakra Meditation.

 How to Balance Your Third Eye Chakra 

Has psychic information consumed you? Can’t you think about anything else? It’s high time to bring yourself back to life and remind yourself that you’re a creature of earth and a human. Go and spend some time in nature, soak your body in the sun at the beach or take a shower in a natural waterfall. Affirm yourself by saying I AM A HUMAN BEING. I AM A HUMAN BEING. 

How To Energize Your Third Eye Chakra

Energizing your third eye would take a lot of practice and patience. You will need to devote time in a quiet place. It would be best if you shift your focus away from your physical existence to your soul. Listen to your spirit and figure out how does that feel, trust your gut feelings. As you start believing your spirit guides, you will find it easier to connect with the energy of your Third Eye. 

How To Balance Your Crown Chakra 

Nobody has an overactive Crown Chakra, so you don’t need to balance it. If you balance all your 6 Chakras, the crown chakra would automatically become the highest source of energy that connects you with the universe. 

How To Energize Your Crown Chakra

Meditate and connect with your spirit guides, balance your life and enjoy your human experience. Train your body, mind and soul, create balance in all aspects of your life. Here’s a link to Guided Crown Chakra Meditation:

You can also watch this video and balance all your Chakras in a go with this all chakra balancing and healing meditation.

Your Complete Guide to 7 Chakras & Their Significance

Earlier I did not use to understand Chakras and energy.

But after my first meditation course, I experienced it. As they say that you should only believe in anything based on your own experience, not via someone else’s. Everything in this universe is matter and energy, and our body is not an exception. We all have 7 chakras, and they play a vital role in our life as they rule our health, emotions and mind. Even before modern technology, ancient people found out that all living beings carry a force that kept them alive; they’re known as the centers of energy (7 Chakras).

Chakra is an old Sanskrit word that means wheel

It is because a chakra – the life force that moves inside us is continuously rotating and spinning. The spinning energy occupies 7 centers inside our body that starts from the base of our spine to the top of our heads.

If a person is balanced and healthy, then those 7 chakras provide him/her the right balance of energy to each part of the mind, body and spirit. But if the chakras are blocked, spins too quickly or moves slowly then your health, mind and body might get imbalanced.

 Become more in tune with your energy cycles by learning about 7 Chakras of your body

You can work on your imbalanced chakras and balance them to live a harmonious life with balanced emotional, spiritual and physical stability.

The 7 Chakras: Their Symbols & Meaning 

Now let’s talk about the significance that each Chakra plays in your life. We will be discussing about the purpose and location of each Chakra. We will speak of balanced and imbalanced chakras and how to balance them, heal and empower each in our next blog. 

 We have 7 Chakras:

  1. The Root Chakra
  2. The Sacral Chakra
  3. The Solar Plexus Chakra
  4. The Heart Chakra
  5. The Throat Chakra
  6. The 3rd Eye Chakra
  7. The Crown Chakra

Let me tell you that Chakras don’t belong to any religion. We all acquire them, but they have the utmost relevance in Tantric Buddhism and Hinduism. 

Root Chakra

The 1st Chakra is Root Chakra – Known as Muladhara

The name Muladhara comes from the word MULA that means root and Dhara – meaning support. The Root Chakra’s role is to connect your energy with each, which is known as grounding. 

When it comes to Root Chakra, it is more about your day to day survival on this earth. This energy center’s sole purpose is to give you everything you need for survival. In this modern age, it means emotional & financial security. 

Location & Color: The color red represents it, located at the base of your spine, just near your tailbone. It goes up and stays just below your belly button. 

Sacral Chakra

The 2nd Chakra is Sacral Chakra – Known as Svadhishana 

The second Chakra also means “the place of the self”. Sacral Chakra is all about your identity as a human and what you do with that identity. From all the 7 Chakras, your Sacral Chakra is the one that brings you creative energy and enriches your life, and it is actually the home of the creative life force and energy that helps you in enjoying your life on this earth. 

Sacral energy is the one that motivates you for enjoying the fruits of your hard work, including pleasure and play, sex and intimacy. 

Location & Color: Represented by the color orange, it is located right below your belly button extending towards the center. 

Solar Plexus Chakra

The 3rd Chakra is Solar Plexus Chakra – Known as Manipura

The third Chakra Manipura means “lustrous gem”. This Chakra is the place where your identity, self-confidence and personal power are born. We all have been in situations where we knew that it was just not right for us? The cues that you feel in your body, they’re probably known as “gut feelings”. Do you know from where these gut feelings come? In reality, it is your power, solar plexus, and you can actually feel the wisdom and confidence in its location. 

Location & Color: Represented by the colour yellow, the solar plexus is located in the center of your belly button and goes up to the end of your rib café or where your two rib cages meet at the center of your chest.

 Heart Chakra

The 4th Chakra – Heart Chakra – Known as Anahata 

The Heart Chakra’s other name is Anata, which means “unhurt”. It is responsible for compassion, love and kindness are empowered. You can easily understand this Chakra, and our heart is associated with love. That is precisely the 4th Heart Chakra is all about. It is about having love for others and for yourself, which is the reason why it is also associated with healing and health. 

Location & Color: Represented by the color green, the Heart Chakra is located right over your heart, and it goes up to your breast bones and throat. It lands in the middle of all 7 Chakras connecting upper (heaven) with lower chakras (physical world)

Throat Chakra

The 5th Chakra – Throat Chakra– Known as Vishuddha 

The 5th Chakra in our body is the Throat Chakra or Vishuddha, which means “very pure”. This Chakra gives voice to our personal truth and directs your voice and the energy to speak comes. Most public speakers have a very balanced throat Chakra. This Chakra is responsible when you clearly express your truth. It rests above your heart, connected to love and compassion you have for others and yourself. 

Location & Color: Represented by colour Blue, the Throat Chakra’s centre is right between your collar bone and radiates its energy to the center of your heart and the center of your eyes. 

3rd Eye Chakra

 6th Chakra – The Third Eye – Known as Ajna 

The 6th Chakra is our Third Eye Chakra/ Ajna, which means “beyond wisdom”. This Chakra is responsible for opening your mind to the information, which is beyond the five senses and the material world. It is often known as intuition, psychic energy, extrasensory perception – it all originated from the third eye. We have a small pine cone-shaped gland inside our brain that takes in light. The gland is known as the pineal gland, and it is responsible for making you feel awake in the day and sleepy at dawn. 

Ancient people knew that the Third Eye existed and they also found out that it received information from sources outside the five senses. 

Location & Color: Represented by color Indigo, the third eye’s center is located between your eyebrows, radiates energy up to the top of your head to down your mouth. 

 Crown Chakra

The 7th Chakra – Crown Chakra – also Known as Sahaswara

The 7th Chakra, known as Crown Chakra and Sahaswara that means “thousand-petaled”. It is our pure conscious energy. It is one among the energies, which cannot be easily fathomed into words. You can imagine it like magnetism. When you hold metal to a magnet, you can feel the tension and energy, an energy and force that is there, but you can’t see it. Conscious energy is everywhere inside everything, and it is responsible for connecting us to the universe. If we conclude its more than our own energy but rather the seed of the energy ruled by the universe. 

Location & Color: Represented by the color white, the 7th Chakra, located at the center of your head. It radiates energy down to or between your eyes, extending it outwards and upwards while connecting you with the universal energy. 

It was more of a basic explanation of all our 7 Chakras, a guide that will help you in understanding their basics. In the next blog, I will talk about how to find if your chakras are balanced or imbalanced, hyperactive or under-active and how to energize them.