Balancing Chakras: Your Ultimate Guide to Healing These Sacred Energy Centers

Updated: Aug 30

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Have you been getting more sick than usual lately? Or maybe you're feeling a bit "off," but you're not really sure why? It might be time to take a deep-dive into balancing your chakras.

Chakras — energy centers that control our most vital bodily processes — determine how we feel and act on both a physical and spiritual level. Balancing chakras is a lifelong practice that helps you nurture your soul, connect to your willpower, and maintain your vitality.

Properly functioning chakras enable us to feel happy, healthy, inspired, and free from physical and emotional pain. In contrast, blocked chakras can cause a myriad of disruptions to our daily lives.

Whether you're new to chakras or you simply need a refresher, here's how you can learn to identify blocked chakras and restore balance to your most sacred energy system.

Balancing Chakras as a System

While there are seven main chakras discussed in yogic healing, hundreds of chakra systems are throughout the body. The seven chakras most commonly discussed are the ones that influence our most vital physical and emotional functions.

When balancing your chakras, it's important to remember that they all work together. When one chakra is blocked, it can throw off the entire system (especially those directly in line after it). If you feel that you may have more than one chakra out of balance, that's completely normal! Chakras can open and become blocked on a weekly or even daily basis.

The good news? Conducting a body scan that through the chakras can help you identify which of your chakras is blocked. Then, you can move on to healing each one.

Learning to balance your chakras is an essential step in honing in to your power and creating the life of your dreams. When it comes to balancing chakras, here’s what you need to know about each energy center.

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1.Healing Your Root Chakra

Located at the base of your spine, your root chakra (Muladhara) governs everything that keeps you feeling grounded and secure. Signs of a healthy root chakra include feeling energetically connected to the earth, and having a strong sense of security about your home and family.

When your root chakra is out of balance, it can cause low self-esteem, anxiety about one's place in life, and insecurities around home and family. Physically, an imbalanced root chakra can manifest as lower back pain, immune disorders, sciatica, and depression.