‘Chakra’ in Sanskrit means ‘wheel.’ The energy centers of our bodies are called ‘Chakra’ because each one of these centers is connected to the next one and together they form a loop of energy which surrounds our bodies.
When we fall sick, it implies we have one or more of our chakras that are blocked. If you become aware of the chakra which is connected to the source of the affected area and identify the physical symptoms, it will be easier for you to heal yourself faster.
THE ROOT CHAKRA:
Location: Base of the spine.
Role: Governs Security.
Blocked by: Fear which cannot be managed.
Symptoms of blockage:
You hate yourself without any reason.
You’re afraid of security.
You feel left out.
You face financial problems.
You feel like you’re stuck.
You are in constant Survival mode.
A blocked root chakra not only creates an imbalance in energy flow throughout the body, but it can also instigate feelings of restlessness. You may feel like you’re constantly searching for an elusive something that you can’t even identify.
Individuals with a blocked root chakra find it difficult to “settle down” with anything, including where they want to live and work. Even their personal relationships are impacted.
Characteristics common to those with a blocked root chakra are:
lack of focusco-dependencyrestlessnessfeeling abandoned
In addition to the vagabond-like mentality a blocked root chakra creates is the issue of the physical and emotional toll the blockage takes.
Common physical signs of blockage involve the lower parts of the body, especially legs and genital area. The root chakra primarily governs the reproductive organs and lower extremities, including the lower spine, legs, and feet. The chakra blockage will often replicate itself manifesting as constipation, kidney stones, circulatory issues, and leg weakness. Additional physical signs can include:
prostate issues in men
Common non-physical signs of blockage include:
Solutions for opening a closed Root Chakra
Techniques for opening a blocked root chakra can range from physical activity to meditation and energy healing.
Any physical activity can help unblock this energy center, from walking to doing chores around the house, and even yoga and dancing. Beneficial yoga poses for the root chakra engage your legs and muscles around the perineum. For example, “Standing Forward Bend” (or “Uttanasana” in Sanskrit) stretches the legs and hips fostering a more stable grounding and opening of the root chakra. Remember, no matter which physical activity you chose, the key is to be present in the moment and aware of your movement.
Meditating on the root chakra can also open this energy center. There are numerous meditation resources available online.
THE SACRAL CHAKRA:
Location: Below belly button.
Role: Governs Creativity and Worth
Blocked by: Guilt and Lack of Worth.
Symptoms of blockage:
You where abused and have problems with intimacy.
A lack of self-esteem or self-worth.
Unable to relate to other people and the world around you.
Has problems being creative.
Physically speaking, when your sacral chakra is blocked you may experience a range of symptoms that are generally confined to the lower abdomen, back, and reproductive and digestive organs.
Among the most common physical symptoms:
urinary and kidney infections
Sacral chakra imbalance frequently manifests as emotional and psychological difficulties, including:
depression low self-esteem insecurity detachment jealousy fear
Clearing Sacral Chakra Blockages
In addition to adopting healthy lifestyle changes, such as a healthy diet and regular exercise, incorporating some form of energy healing can be beneficial for restoring balance to the sacral chakra.
Introducing essential oils associated with the sacral chakra, such as Ylang-Ylang or Sandalwood, to your home or personal space can offer a boost to sacral chakra healing.
Regularly meditating on the sacral chakra and/or the color orange can also help clear negativity and restore balance to the energy center.
If you feel drawn to the use of crystals to restore balance, consider introducing orange carnelian, citrine, or amber jewelry to your wardrobe.
When the sacral chakra is balanced, you feel in harmony with life. You are able to express yourself creatively and to mature with each new experience life offers — both good and bad.